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Entering the Comfort Zone: Liquid Vinyl Resin Flooring 101
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Comfort resin floors are a major flooring trend for 2020, not only are they super versatile and can be installed in a wide range of different building types and facilities, they also offer a number of tangible benefits for the floor’s users – particularly in mixed-use or multi-occupancy spaces!

And what’s more, comfort resin floors look fab underfoot and can contribute towards improving the building’s indoor environmental quality, which is a major plus point in schools, healthcare facilities and work spaces.

What is Comfort Resin Flooring?

Comfort resin flooring is made up of layers of flexible polyurethane resin that is liquid-applied onto a primed concrete substrate or alternatively a rubber mat, rubber crumb or cork underlay. Comfort resin flooring is also frequently referred to as liquid-vinyl or cushioned resin flooring. All of these terms; ‘comfort’, ‘cushioned’, ‘vinyl’ – make reference to the floors’ somewhat unique properties of providing a cushioning effect underfoot…this quite literally makes these floors more comfortable, warmer and surprisingly soft underfoot for those using them to walk and work on.

Where can Comfort Resin Floors be installed?

Comfort resin flooring has become increasingly popular in institutional facilities over the last few years including schools, colleges, healthcare, medical-care and public leisure facilities. Whilst being tough and durable, comfort resin floors are also easy to clean which makes them a great choice in these sectors. Comfort resin flooring provides the ideal solution for all areas including; entrance foyers, service corridors, classrooms, hospital wards, recreation areas and laboratories.

What are the advantages of Comfort Resin Flooring over alternative floor coverings?

Major benefits of comfort resin flooring include the reduced risk of cracking due to the increased flexibility of the polyurethane resin and a reduction in noise transmission caused by footfall in multi-level spaces. Comfort resin flooring is also extremely hygienic and very easy to clean given their seamless and smooth finish – plus comfort resin flooring comes in a vast (virtually limitless) range of colours, decorative effects and bold patterns. The durability of resin flooring makes it more cost-effective when compared with other flooring systems such as tiles, sheet vinyl and linoleum, it’s more resilient, prone to wear and tear and therefore generally lasts a lot longer.

Can Comfort Resin Flooring be used in industrial facilities?

In a nutshell, yes. Although typically installed in institutional and commercial venues, comfort resin flooring offers the same safety benefits enjoyed by high-build and self smoothing polyurethane flooring systems such as excellent durability, chemical, UV and slip-resistance. And, what’s more, it’s no longer always the more expensive option of the two systems!

Comfort resin flooring is made up of layers of flexible polyurethane resin… this quite literally makes these floors more comfortable, warmer and surprisingly soft underfoot for those using them to walk and work on.

Why would I include a rubber mat in the build-up of Comfort Resin Flooring?

Including a rubber mat within the build-up of comfort resin floors simply enhances all of the major benefits offered by this type of flooring. The inclusion of a soft rubber mat makes the floor even more comfortable to walk and work on and also significantly improves acoustics – particularly between floors – deadening unpleaant noise transfer (think of that horrendous screeching noise when the bell rings and you’ve got 35 kids pushing thir chairs under their desks righ above you!) The use of a rubber mat underlay also enables flooring applicators to install comfort resin flooring onto substrates that aren’t typically suitable to receive resin finishes, including latex and anhydrite based screeds.

What is the life expectancy of Comfort Resin Floors?

With correct care and maintenance, comfort resin floors can last well in excess of 10, 15, 20 years, even longer still with the routine refurbishment of the top coat. At the end of it’s lifespan, comfort resin flooring can simply be overlaid whereas with sheet vinyl or linoleum this typically needs to be removed and disposed of. Comfort resin floors has a very cost-effective life-cycle profile in comparison to alternatitive floor coverings, albeit a higher square metre rate install cost, reduced maintenance and energy costs over time combined with a longer lifespan makes comfort resin flooring the economical choice over the footprint of its service life.

What colours and finishes are available in Comfort Resin Floors?

Virtually every colour on the RAL wheel is possible with liquid-applied comfort resin flooring, although the most popular and desired colours tend to be shades of grey, blue, cream / beige, classic white and traffic black. New innovations have seen more decorative options introduced to the market including floors mixing two or more resin pigments to create a marbled effect as well the inclusion of decorative micro-chips in the polyurethane body coat to create a unique speckled finish. The wide range of aethetic options combined with the material’s poweful performance is what makes is suitable for both industrial and commercial venues.

Where can I buy Comfort Resin Floors?

Vebro Polymers offers a full suite of comfort resin flooring systems under its vebroflex range. This includes a standard comfort resin system, a decorative finish comfort resin system and a bounce version of each system, which comes complete with a 4 mm rubber mat underlay. Each system also has a counterpart offering even greater UV stability.

vebroflex Comfort UV

vebroflex Comfort UV is a seamless, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a pigmented UV seal coat.

vebroflex Comfort UV Plus

vebroflex Comfort UV Plus is a seamless, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a clear UV seal coat for enhanced colour stability.

vebroflex Decorative UV Plus

vebroflex Decorative UV Plus is a seamless, decorative, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a clear UV seal coat for enhanced colour stability.

vebroflex Bounce UV

vebroflex Bounce UV is a seamless, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a pigmented UV seal coat and elastic rubber mat.

vebroflex Bounce UV Plus

vebroflex Bounce UV Plus is a seamless, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a clear UV seal coat and elastic rubber mat.

vebroflex Decorative UV Bounce

vebroflex Decorative UV Bounce is a decorative, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a clear UV seal coat and elastic rubber mat.

vebroflex Sport UV Bounce

vebroflex Sport UV Bounce is a seamless, cushioned, flexible, polyurethane sports flooring system with a pigmented UV stable seal coat.

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