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Creating iconic spaces with resin flooring 
Creating iconic spaces with resin flooring

Creating truly remarkable commercial environments involves the careful combination of a vast number of individual design choices that result in a space that is not only beautiful, but also stands the test of time. From the very structure of the building itself, through to the finer details such as lighting, textures and furniture, each element plays a crucial role, and flooring is no exception.   

Resin flooring is becoming ever popular in commercial spaces, as it not only enhances aesthetics but also delivers on functionality and durability. Its versatility and adaptability make it an ideal choice for architects and specifiers looking to create a lasting impression in their projects.  

From high-performance epoxy and polyurethane coatings that effortlessly blend style and durability to epoxy terrazzo flooring and fast-cure methyl-methacrylate (MMA) systems that add flair to any space, resin flooring can elevate both the aesthetics and functionality of commercial environments. 

Meeting the needs of commercial spaces  

A truly iconic commercial space is about much more than aesthetics. The flooring for commercial spaces faces its fair share of challenges so it’s important to choose flooring solutions that can rise to the occasion, in order to create an environment that is not only beautiful but that functions well for staff and visitors alike. 

Heavy foot traffic  

One of the primary challenges in commercial flooring is the relentless foot traffic that occurs daily. From bustling offices to vibrant retail spaces, the floors must withstand the constant hustle and bustle without compromising on aesthetics. This is where resin flooring shines.  

Resin flooring technologies, such as epoxy, polyurethane, PU comfort and epoxy terrazzo, offer exceptional durability to withstand the demands of heavy foot traffic. Their robust nature ensures longevity, reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements. Resin flooring offers peace of mind knowing that floors will maintain their aesthetics even in the busiest of spaces. 

Safety compliance & slip resistance 

In commercial settings, safety is a top priority. Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious injuries and legal complications so it’s crucial to select flooring solutions that prioritise safety and meet the required standards. 

Resin flooring can be tailored to offer excellent slip resistance, often by incorporating anti-slip texture within the floor build up or by the addition of an anti-slip seal coating. 

Hygiene & ease of maintenance 

Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment is of utmost importance in commercial spaces, especially in industries such as healthcare and food service. Flooring materials should be resistant to stains, easy to clean and capable of withstanding rigorous cleaning protocols. 

The seamless nature of resin flooring eliminates the need for grout lines or joints, preventing the accumulation of dirt and bacteria while creating a surface that can be easily cleaned, ensuring a hygienic environment for employees and visitors.  

Making a masterpiece 

When it comes to creating visually striking commercial spaces, resin flooring — with its versatility and unlimited design possibilities — can be a secret weapon. 

Endless design potential 

Resin flooring opens up a world of design possibilities. Whether the interior design scheme calls for a sleek and minimalist look or a vibrant and expressive atmosphere, resin floors can be tailored to suit. 

Epoxy and polyurethane floor coating systems are available in an almost unlimited palette of BS 4800 or RAL matched shades, and custom flake and quartz blends are available for methyl-methacrylate systems. Not only that, epoxy terrazzo systems are typically totally bespoke, encapsulating a custom blend of aggregates in a resin binder in any colour imaginable. 

The Singleton Distillery at Glen Ord, for example, chose vebro Classic Terrazzo a subtle combination of beige and light-coloured aggregates to create a stand-out moment for its bar area in the heart of the Visitors’ centre. Combined with vebrores PU SL HD in a deeper grey makes the bar the hero of the space. 

Seamless elegance 

Say goodbye to unsightly joints and seams that disrupt the flow of the floor’s design. Resin flooring offers seamless surfaces that create a sense of continuity and elegance and he absence of joints not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also improves hygiene by preventing dirt and bacteria from accumulating in hard-to-reach areas. It’s a win-win situation for both aesthetics and functionality. 

The main lobby area of Jedburgh Campus in Scotland was treated to vebrores PU SL HD in Graphite Grey. Seamlessly installed throughout the whole space, the joint-free finish delivers a reflective finish that allows the structure of the building and architectural features to truly shine. 

Customisation at its finest 

Resin flooring allows for customised creations that truly stand out. From embedding company logos or intricate patterns to incorporating decorative elements, the possibilities are limited only by imagination.  

Manchester’s historic Jewish Museum took a unique approach by using vebro EP Cast — a premium quality, solvent-free clear epoxy resin coating designed specifically to produce a super-smooth, hard-wearing, high-gloss surface for decorative applications — to seal and protect a floor graphic laid in the main atrium of the museum. 

Harmonious integration 

Resin flooring seamlessly integrates with other design elements, allowing for a harmonious composition that ties the entire space together. Contemporary furniture, natural materials or bold architectural features can be unified with resin flooring, enhancing the overall aesthetic and creating a cohesive and visually stunning environment. 

A great example of this can be seen at Kip & Nook’s Workshop, a Yorkshire-based entertainment space that is part of the company’s accommodation and event-space offering, where vebrores EP HBC has been used to create an industrial look that mirrors the interior design scheme of the space. 

That’s a wrap… 

Creating iconic commercial spaces is about much more than delivering a striking aesthetic. While resin flooring can unequivocally hold its own in this aspect, it is also able to withstand the rigours of even the busiest of commercial venues. 

Looking for high performance, stunning flooring for a commercial project? 

Contact your local Vebro Polymers team to discuss your project requirements. 

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