When discussing the key performance requirements of resin flooring systems with architects, engineers and end-users, one of the most common features discussed is the durability of a flooring system.
The definition of durability “is the ability to withstand wear, pressure or damage”, however this can be interpreted in a variety of ways dependant on your project environment.
Durability in a commercial environment could relate to the ability of the floor to withstand pin point pressure from high heel shoes or a high volume of pedestrian traffic.
Food and beverage environments are often one of the most punishing for floor coatings and a durable flooring solution is key. These environments are subjected to thermal stresses, foot traffic, wheeled traffic, impact from dropped equipment, chemicals and moisture to name a few.
The success or failure or a resin floor coating system can often be highlighted during the specification phase. If the wrong thickness, resin system or sealer is specified, then it could result in a poor result for your client.