The benefits of epoxy resin flooring are numerous and extensive; from the aesthetically pleasing effect to the durability and ease of cleaning, there are a hundred different reasons to coat your concrete floor in a resin seal.
Choosing a coating for your concrete floor can be difficult, simply because there are so many different types, depending on your flooring needs and budget. In this post, we’re going to explain simply how we work out the epoxy resin flooring cost, which will hopefully make your decision that bit easier.
The starting point in any quotation is the industry we’re quoting for – this is how we determine what type of flooring will be needed, from something with antibacterial properties, to a more decorative glossy finish. Following on from this, to help work out the epoxy resin flooring cost, we consider the daily usage – for example, a floor which will have to withstand machinery and fork lift trucks will obviously have to be far more durable than something that has to endure simple heavy footfall.
Calculating the Cost
Finally, to calculate the epoxy resin flooring cost, we refer to the FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association, who produce a complete and comprehensive guide to determine the best uses of the products; this useful table details the product name, a brief description and the typical thickness in mm. It also gives greater detail on working out the duty needed, for example a light duty epoxy resin floor would withstand nothing greater than gentle footfall, while a very heavy duty variety could withstand heavy machine usage, from both vehicles with rubber tyres and plastic wheeled trolleys.
For example, Resdev’s Pumatect is a Type 3 high-build floor coating is medium duty, and would be the perfect solution for a floor which has to withstand both regular foot traffic and forklift truck traffic. This type of epoxy resin flooring would be ideal for any customer who may be on a smaller budget. For individuals who might have a larger budget at their disposal, a heavier duty epoxy resin floor would be a great choice. Resdev’s Pumadur HF is a Type 8 heavy duty resin flooring, which would be able to withstand heavily loaded traffic and severe impact – it also comes with a guarantee of ten years, so if any problems should arise, the customer will be fully covered. Ultimately, the epoxy resin flooring cost is the decision of the customer – if they’re happy to opt for a floor which will need repairs in the future, obviously the cost is going to be lower, but if they’re looking for a heavy duty system which will last for years, they should expect to pay significantly more.