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10 benefits of resin flooring for industrial applications  
10 benefits of resin flooring for industrial applications

Resin flooring has gained significant popularity in industrial spaces due to its remarkable performance characteristics and versatility. In this article, we will delve into the top 10 benefits of resin flooring, shedding light on why it has become the preferred choice for industrial applications. 

1. Durability that stands the test of time  

Resin flooring is renowned for its exceptional durability. It is designed to endure heavy foot traffic, impact, abrasion and chemical exposure, making it ideal for industrial environments.  

Whether opting for a FeRFA type 3 high-build epoxy like vebrores EP HBC for a medium to heavy duty warehousing facility, or a type 8 PU concrete like vebrocrete HF that will resist the harshest of impacts, this long-lasting performance reduces the need for frequent repairs or replacements. 

2. Seamless, hygienic surface  

One of the most significant advantages of resin flooring is its seamless nature. Unlike traditional flooring options, resin floors are installed without joints or seams, eliminating potential areas for dirt, bacteria or contaminants to accumulate. This seamless surface is easy to clean, promoting superior hygiene standards in industrial settings.  

Fast cure methyl-methacrylate systems such as vebrospeed Quartz can even be installed directly over existing tiles in order to transform kitchens and other hygiene-sensitive spaces. 

3. Chemical resistance for added protection 

Industrial spaces often encounter various chemicals, oils and solvents. Resin flooring provides excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals, ensuring the protection of both the floor and the underlying structure. This chemical resistance feature also simplifies maintenance, as spills can be easily cleaned without leaving stains or causing damage. 

The type and level of resistance required varies drastically, and so too does the protective performance of different resin flooring technologies, from polyurethane self-levellers like vebrores PU SL HD, a FeRFA type 5 system, through to type 8 vebrocrete RT

4. Slip-resistant properties for enhanced safety 

Safety is paramount in any industrial environment. Resin flooring can offer slip-resistant properties that reduce the risk of accidents and injuries caused by slippery surfaces. With customisable levels of slip resistance available through the inclusion of anti-slip broadcast between coats, even simple high-build resin coating systems like vebrores EP HBC can meet specific safety requirements, providing peace of mind for workers and employers alike. 

5. Thermal shock resistance 

In industrial settings where temperature fluctuations are common, thermal shock resistance is vital. PU concrete flooring — particularly FeRFA type 8 systems applied at 9.0 mm, such as vebrocrete HF or RT — exhibits excellent resistance to sudden changes in temperature, making it ideal for areas with hot processes, steam or extreme temperature variations. This quality ensures that the flooring remains structurally stable and minimises the risk of cracks or delamination. 

6. Rapid installation & minimal downtime 

Time is money, especially in industrial applications. MMA flooring such as Vebro Polymers’ vebrospeed range can not only be installed quickly, it cures in under 60 minutes, reducing downtime and allowing businesses to resume operations promptly. With proper planning and experienced applicators, resin flooring can often be installed efficiently, minimising disruptions to workflow. 

7. Versatile aesthetic options 

Gone are the days when industrial spaces had to settle for dull, unattractive floors. Resin flooring now offers a wide range of design possibilities. From solid colours to decorative flake or quartz blends, a visually appealing environment that reflects enhances the overall ambiance of an industrial space can easily be created. Not only that, demarcation and zoning is made simple through the use of a palette of appropriate colours. 

8. Excellent light reflectivity 

Lighting can play a crucial role in industrial settings, impacting productivity and safety. Resin flooring has excellent light reflectivity properties, maximising the distribution of available light throughout the space, enhancing visibility, reducing the need for additional lighting and contributing to a more efficient working environment. 

vebrores EP HBC, for example, has a smooth gloss finish that delivers a light-reflective finish underfoot. 

9. Resistance to wear & tear 

Industrial spaces are subject to heavy equipment, sustained foot and wheeled traffic and demanding operations. Resin flooring is specifically engineered to withstand wear and tear, ensuring it retains its appearance and functionality for an extended period. This resistance to wear and tear translates into long-term cost savings and minimised disruptions through the reduced need for maintenance and repair. 

Vebro’s range of industrial flooring includes systems that are ideally suited to a range of durability and resistance requirements, from FeRFA type 1 coatings through to very heavy duty FeRFA type 8 systems.

10. Eco-friendly & sustainable option 

Resin flooring aligns with the growing demand for eco-friendly and sustainable solutions with systems that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can contribute to LEED certification. Additionally, the long lifespan and low maintenance requirements of resin flooring contribute to reduced waste and environmental impact over time. 

That’s a wrap… 

Resin flooring continues to revolutionise the industrial flooring landscape, offering a multitude of benefits that enhance productivity, safety and aesthetics. From its durability and seamless nature to its chemical resistance and sustainable characteristics, resin flooring proves to be the go-to choice for industrial applications.  

Looking for industrial flooring? Contact your local team to discuss your project requirements. 

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