Three Materials of Resinous Flooring
Epoxy -A copolymer derived from two or more monomers, epoxy is formed from two different chemicals, referred to as the resin, or compound, and the hardener or activator.
Polyurethane -Polyurethane polymers are formed by combining two bi- or higher functional monomers.
Acrylic (MMA) -Acrylic resin is a general term for any one of the plastics generated through chemical reaction by applying polymerization initiator and heat to a monomer. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is a transparent, colorless fluid substance that must be properly ventilated during application.
Typically, resinous flooring is cast or poured in place through the strategic mix of materials, then cured or allowed to set, building strength and durability. Advantages include:
- Clean-ability-with no joins or seams, it does not harbor bacteria; no buffing or waxing required
- Safety–available in different textures for a positive anti-slip resistance
- Resistance to chemicals–especially in manufacturing, automotive
- Durability–exceptionally long-wearing
- Crack resistant-unlike ceramic or quarry tile
- Design versatility-available in a range of colors and textures and customizable
- Low-cost–compared to terrazzo, high-grade carpeting, VCT, rubberized terrazzo and non-formulated vinyl.