RFC – A Detailed Guide

A Resin Floor coating is hard plastic, created by combining a synthetic resin with a special hardener. It gives a fast and controlled chemical reaction, which results in creating a highly durable coating surface. These are generally stronger and harder than concrete surface. RFC are widely used in heavy duty environments.

Why we Need Resin Floor Coating

  • Substrate and impact resistant

Resin floor coatings provide excellent protection to the substrate surface and can handle mechanical loads, impacts, and light to heavy foot traffic.

  • Customization

According to the customer needs, these Resin floor coatings can add extra functional additives to the main formulation, to create anti-slip flooring or fire retardant.

  • Design Flexibility

Resin floor coatings are available in almost all RAL colours and provide elegant ultra matt finish to high gloss finishing. RFC gives a beautiful makeover even if the smallest project implements it.

  • Ensures unrivalled hygiene

Resin floor coatings provide a seamless layer which prevents it from damping especially in cold winter conditions. This feature helps it from the formation of any moulds, bacteria or fungi.

  • Easy to maintain

These Resin floor coatings are easy to maintain as the dust and debris do not stick to the surface. They also stop the dusting of cementitious substrates.

  • Deliver a safer environment

Customized flooring options make it a safe working surface for many industries like pharmaceutical factories, hospitals, etc.

  • Waterproof and Chemical Resistance.

Waterproof and Chemical resistance feature ensures the flooring for an extended durability and preventing it from any chemical stains or corrosion.

Types of Resin Floor Coating

There are three main types in Resin Flooring

  1. Epoxy
  2. Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
  3. Polyurethane (PU)
  • Epoxy

Epoxy floor coatings provide hard wearing surfaces with a seamless finish. This high build coating is popular among the industrial and manufacturing companies where there is continuous heavy load traffic.

Epoxy gives a levelled layer when applied to the floor and provides self-smoothing finishes. It can be decorative by adding coloured flakes and aggregates.

  • Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)

MMA is a dual system polymer. Commercial and industrial places widely use this type of resin flooring. MMA can withstand heat up to 140-degree Fahrenheit. MMA cures very fast, that is how quickly the floor is usable again. Only precaution while applying MMA is the place needs to be well ventilated when the MMA curing process happens, as it emits fumes while polymer hardens.

  • Polyurethane (PU)

PU resin is the only versatile type of resin where it has re-created into several usages. PU can be manipulated into great extreme from hardness to liquid form, elasticity to sticky substance. PU resins can withstand hot temperature of up to 120-degrees Centigrade when installing at a thickness of 9mm.

How to Choose the Right one

  • Cure Time

When deciding the type of resin flooring, look into the shortest downtime, the time taken for physical and chemical usage. That is, the physical cure it takes to get back to use the floor to walk and the chemical cure, whether the floor is fully operational with completed bonding technology within the layers of the flooring.

Polyurethane has the benefit of rapid curing. Fastest cure time is required in a few

like Garage, Warehouses and industrial settings and airports.

  • Cost Effective

Epoxy is a cost-effective floor coating. Epoxy coating is also used on concrete flooring to enhance the appearance and functionality of the flooring. If you want to update your floor or remodel the garage, opt-in for an Epoxy type.

There are several commercial industries which use these types of floor coating. Some of them are warehousing industry where they need to store a massive amount of refrigerated foods, merchandise goods against dust or mould build up. The automotive industry also widely uses Epoxy which offers a flaunting and appealing visually to the consumers. They customize to a high gloss finish for the car showroom floor shine.

  • Damp proof Coating feature

Damp proof Coating feature comes in handy to the damp prone areas like diaries, commercial laundry places, kitchen areas and food storage warehouse. It is a perfect solution to residential makeovers like converting a basement area or a garage area into a guest room. Look for a feature like solvent-free, low odour and easy to apply epoxy damp proof.

  • A comfortable walking

For a comfortable walking experience, polyurethane provides more flexibility with a soft and pleasant finishing. This type of flooring is suitable for the high level of foot traffic like airports, museums, retail stores or also in the residential living areas. The high gloss finish, easy to clean feature and abrasion resistant makes it more usable in commercial places where it does not use any heavy-duty machinery.

  • Chemical Guard / Protection Coating

While choosing flooring type, resistance to chemicals and mechanical use is essential. Chemical guard coating is ideal for the environment which comes in frequent contact with chemicals, aggressive cleaning, and high temperatures. By far, Epoxy Resin flooring with the chemical protection is the most opted choice for chemical guarding.

Choose one which protects multiple types of floorings like concrete, timber and steel from any spillage from oil or chemicals. The result should be dust free, hygienic with a seamless finish, providing a tremendous resistive power to a range of chemicals.

  • Wooden Floor Protection

To protect the Wooden flooring Polyurethane and Epoxy resin types are used by applying a unique coat known as varnish. A varnish is a combination of dry oil, a resin, and a solvent. Polyurethane has ultraviolet. Thus, it is used in exterior finishes. However, more than industrial places residential areas use the wooden flooring, like deck areas and open terrace.

  • High Hygiene requirements

A high-quality resin flooring company contributes to a safer environment in terms of hygiene and antibacterial environment. Places like swimming pool, catering establishments, food and dairy industry, commercial cafeteria all highly vulnerable to the growth of moulds and bacteria. The flooring company should be able to offer highly secured products with antimicrobial additives.

Resin Floor Coatings can be tailor-made according to the use of extra additives like antimicrobial for bacteria removal, anti-skid addictive to prevent slipping and much more, according to the user requirement.