Frequently Asked Questions
The floor is the basis of your interior and will last for years. It’s an important decision and we understand that you have all kinds of questions. Please read our faq’s below and if your question has not been answered, contact us by phone or email and we’d be happy to help.
Yes, you can have as many colours as you like.
Yes – several colour blends from our FiftyFifty range are excellent alternatives to polished concrete/micro-cement.
Our resin floors are polyurethane and maintain permanent flexibility once cured. They do not crack like polished concrete can, and have increased comfort underfoot with reduced contact noise. No Volatile Organic Compounds are released throughout the service life of the floor.
We offer 64 single colours from the NCS colour scheme, and a further 11 colours in our Fiftyfifty range. Any colour can be created however a mixing charge may apply for new colours.
Our completed floors have been tested to Bf l - s1 according to EN 13501-1, flame retardant.
Nominal 3 mm thickness of overall finished resin flooring.
All of our floors are silk/matt in appearance.
It’s important to consider the life-cycle cost as well as the initial outlay. You can expect a minimum 10 - year service life with a resin floor without the need for significant maintenance. Many other floor finishes cannot make such a claim, with maintenance required every few years. Resin is permanently anchored to the substrate and should never need to be removed. Once the resin approaches the end of its service life, a refurbishment can be carried out by simply reapplying the finishing coats of resin and restoring to a new condition with minimum disruption. Even after many years of tough use, a resin floor can be restored to new.
Our resin floors are made up of 4 or 5 layers. Each layer has two components that arrive to site in liquid form. The two components are thoroughly mixed together and installed by squeegee, roller, brush and trowel.
Our resin floors are fully compatible with nearly all Under Floor Heating systems and give excellent heat transfer.
Preferred substrates are concrete or screed. These must be installed to a high standard to ensure an optimum resin finish. Resin floors can also successfully be installed over T&G screed boards such as Cellecta or Fermacell overlay boards. These can provide the perfect overlay for timber floor boards or raised access floors.
Site inspection and floor survey is included with all our resin installations. We check surface regularity, moisture content and surface hardness and advise on site conditions/programming for the installation.
Typical installation is 5 consecutive days, however larger areas (200 m²+) may take longer.
Resin floors need to be installed in the most sanitary environment possible and we recommend that installation occurs as late in the build process as possible, when dust and draughts have been eliminated. You can fully decorate and instal all skirting boards prior to instal, like a carpet instal, but allow 5 days with the areas fully unoccupied.
In this instance, an earlier installation is required to enable lab benches to be installed. We can recommend flame retardant protective covers that allow the floor to breathe whilst providing protection. The structure must still be watertight, and the substrate clean, dry and sound prior to installation.
Our products are virtually odourless.
Day 1 requires some mechanical grinding. This is carried out under full extraction and so dust is minimal, however there is some noise created during this process. The remainder of the instal does not create any dust, and noise is minimal.
Yes – we regularly instal seamlessly throughout wetrooms and can neatly dress into the gulley/drainage channel of your choice.
Our resin itself requires no movement joints. The only joints that need to be maintained are movement joints within the structure itself that have been designed in by the architect.
Children can play wonderfully on a resin floor, because it feels soft and warm. Our floors are resistant to staining and spillages and are easy to clean.
The sleek, smooth surface of a resin floor make it free of hidden dirt or dust mites, and with no joints the floor is hygienic and easy to maintain.
Our flooring systems are hardwearing and scratch resistant, however no floor is 100% scratch free. After installation you’ll either receive an After Care Pack, or an Operations and Maintenance manual to help you keep your floor clean, and to prevent damage.
Our resin floors can be cleaned effectively with a small amount of water. For deeper cleans, we can supply the recommended Bolidt cleaner to be diluted with water. Never use a scouring sponge or abrasive to clean a resin floor. CLEANING ADVICE