What is The Difference Between Epoxy And Resin Flooring?

Right, you’ve decided it’s time to invest in industrial flooring for your business. With there being lots of terminology thrown around, we’re here to help you make the right choice. As industrial flooring experts, we’re the go-to for all things flooring related.

Two of the most popular terms you may have come across when looking for industrial flooring are epoxy and resin flooring. So, what is the difference between epoxy and resin flooring? In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know.

In general, this is not much difference between epoxy and resin flooring. Epoxy is actually one of the three main resin flooring options – the others being polyurethane and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). Perhaps a better question would be: ‘What is the difference between epoxy and polyurethane resin flooring?’ as these are the most common types of resin flooring.

At Floortrak, we install both epoxy and polyurethane resin flooring systems. Both are easy to maintain and are incredibly durable; however, each provides a particular set of advantages that can be beneficial for different industry applications.

Polyurethane is the more heat resistant option of the two, making it ideal for use in food factories where temperature changes are frequent. While both are incredibly durable, epoxy flooring has a more rigid composition and better compression strength, making it a more suitable option for warehouses and garages.

Epoxy and polyurethane flooring respond differently to various chemicals, therefore it’s important to take into account which chemicals will be present in your industry. If the flooring is likely to be subjected to sulfuric acids, such as those found in batteries, epoxy flooring is the better option. Conversely, polyurethane flooring is the better option if the flooring is likely to be exposed to lactic acids, such as those found in dairy products.

Polyurethane flooring is preferred over epoxy flooring for high foot traffic areas because of its better elasticity and shock absorption. Because it is less susceptible to scratching than epoxy flooring, it is a great option for waiting rooms and offices where maximum durability is not necessary.

If you’re still unsure of the difference between epoxy and resin flooring, you can get in touch with our team of industrial flooring experts today. We have plenty of knowledge and experience installing flooring for a whole range of industries. Whether you require flooring for a food factory, workshop, warehouse, laboratory, showroom, aircraft hangar, supermarket, restaurant or something else, we will have a suitable flooring solution for you.

Floortrak have been the preferred flooring installers and suppliers in the South for more than three decades. Only the basis of our operations is located in Romsey, Hampshire. We have locations across the nation to help with localised service. We have provided custom flooring for a variety of businesses and well-known brands. We employ some of the most advanced, cutting edge systems out there, so you can be sure that you’re receiving the highest quality service.

Get a free quote today by calling our team on 01794 885996 or by emailing us at sales@epoxyflooring.co.uk.

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