The new discoveries in the building sector are resin floors. Their resistance, aesthetic performance and ease of installation make them privileged for design experiments. Knowing the characteristics, uses, prices, laying techniques and necessary maintenance can make it clear to understand and evaluate this new sector well. Much more than in the past the interest in the world of design furniture involves most of the buyers who are rediscovered attracted by this trendy sector, full of new incentives that meet, in new technologies, avant-garde as well as style and elegance.
As parquet has long since conquered a wide target, even stoneware is slowly cutting out a large slice of the market: the wide range of choice and the alternatives proposed make the flooring products the fulcrum of all the entire home furnishings . The latest in this fascinating universe of flooring is resin (resin driveways). Big investments in experiments and studies, have allowed to produce a type of high quality material, as well as resistant, practical and refined aesthetics. The great fame and diffusion of the resin floors must be attributed above all to the possibility that they can easily renew the rooms in a simple way and without any recourse to masonry.
The resin floors are characterized by a particular practicality because they are laid without any recourse to masonry techniques, in fact, their very reduced thickness allows them to be laid even over the existing flooring, without, however, the need to change the size of the doors.
This allows you to change style, color and design to your apartment, whenever you wish. No escape is necessary for the assembly of resin floors and this factor makes them hygienically impeccable , as well as easy to clean ; in addition, the resin provides the flooring with a protective layer that is able to withstand shocks or scratches, due to the fall of objects and ensures a long service life. Resin floors have been used for a long time in the industrial sector (in sheds, for example), but nowadays they are also used to realize the paving of public places such as commercial areas, hotels, restaurants, universities, gyms, sports fields and airports. hospitals; but thanks to new forms of artistic and creative decoration , resins have found a wide use even in private residences. The resin is also used for waterproofing concrete structures, to protect dilapidated buildings or even to cover old and worn stoneware tiles.
If resin floors have been so widely used in different sectors, it is surely because their characteristics represent much more of the advantages than the disadvantages. So what are these positive features of resin floors? Here is a list of it:
they are practical because it is possible to lay them even on an old floor without having to resort to removal operations, or to restore the screed and consequently to dispose of the debris, thus saving time and money;
if there were any imperfections caused by the wear of time, it will be possible to renew the resin floor very easily even 7 or 8 years, using the same technique that is used to restore the parquet, or by sanding and applying a new resin;
they do not require particular maintenance, apart from ordinary cleaning;
the resin floors are not attacked by bacteria and molds;
the replacement of damaged parts occurs with extreme ease;
unlike other types of industrial flooring, such as concrete blocks, the resin does not generate cracks during settling, unless the bottom is rich in irregularities;
in addition, resin floors are particularly resistant to acids and fats, as well as being water-repellent;
among the resin elements can be inserted other materials (for example marble) able to decorate the flooring in a creative and original way; furthermore, it is possible to recreate different effects, from the spatulate to the cloudy, from the monochromatic to the ‘author’s picture’, the resins, in fact, are easily colored even according to customizable motifs;
the resin is unique and unrepeatable, in fact it is impossible to reproduce a floor identical to another;
thanks to the transparent finishes, the resin surface can have different degrees of brightness ranging from glossy to opaque, able to make the floor, at the same time reflecting like a mirror or opaque like cement;
depending on your needs, you can create a rough or completely smooth surface.
The disadvantages are due to the nature of their smooth and water-repellent surface, due to which the resin floors become slippery, in the presence of water ; to remedy this problem, during laying it will be necessary to create a rough mantle, by inserting hard grains in the middle of the resin layer that has not yet hardened. Moreover, the complete absence of permeability could constitute a problem in itself, if the exposure and the destination of the resin flooring are considered. Resin is not an indestructible material and for this reason it is subject to aging. If this factor is not important, or in any case is not decisive for industrial flooring, in a civil apartment, the question changes, so it is not appropriate to proceed with the choice of the resin (resin driveways) only because it is mistakenly convinced of the its indestructibility.