What are the advantages of resin floors and what are the disadvantages? How to clean a resin floor? Can it be laid over an old floor? Today we answer the questions we are most often asked when we meet you at our showroom!
It has to be said that certainly resin is a trendy material, and in recent years it has really taken off. Interior designers and planners really like it because of its versatility and the endless variety of colors and shades it offers. With its homogeneous and seamless texture, resin dresses home surfaces with elegance and sophistication, giving them a modern and contemporary touch. In short, it is a very beautiful flooring to look at, practical and functional for everyday living.
What are the advantages of resin flooring?
This type of flooring has countless advantages, features that make them so loved and appreciated for their aesthetics and practicality.
First of all, it is a floor without grouts, a detail not to be underestimated from an aesthetic point of view: the surface will appear smooth and homogeneous, creating a sense of continuity that will be very pleasing to the eye. Not to mention the facilitated cleaning: in the absence of joints, it will be much easier to be sure that you have cleaned the entire surface well!
Another advantage that makes resin floors truly unique is often underestimated: total customization. Each resin floor is created by hand, which makes it special. Thanks to the more than 150 color variants available, a variety of combinations can be created, achieving different aesthetic effects: textured, monochromatic and spatulate effects.
What are the disadvantages of resin flooring?
While it is a very practical, beautiful and functional type of floor, resin flooring can also have disadvantages, which can be avoided if attention is paid to maintenance.
Resin surfaces are prone to scratches, and for this very reason it is important to be cautious when, for example, dragging a heavy chair or piece of furniture. Also, over time, cracks may appear: this happens when the laying is not done in the best way and the result is not perfectly uniform. Relying on professional installers therefore becomes essential!
Another aspect that it is important to pay attention to is the presence of an underfloor heating system: in order to prevent the heat from a radiant floor heating system from causing thermal expansion on the resin, it is a good idea to include panels that can eliminate stresses and strains.
Resin Flooring in Bathroom
Along with other types of flooring ideal for the bathroom, resin is a material that is perfectly suited for this type of environment. Resin flooring for the bathroom is especially popular because of its water resistance: being a synthetic material, it is unable to absorb liquids.
Moreover, it is precisely in the bathroom that resin flooring brings out all its advantages: since the toilet is a room that needs frequent cleaning, thanks to this type of flooring you will greatly shorten the time and manage to keep the room effortlessly clean.
Resin is also very popular, for the same reasons, when considering the construction of a shower space.
How long does the resin floor last?
Let's start by saying that resin floors can be very durable, but their durability depends on several factors: the quality of the material used, proper installation, and proper maintenance over time.
Resin floors can be highly resistant to wear, impact, stains, scratches and chemicals. This is why they are often used to floor commercial and industrial buildings, thus places that are subject to frequent footfall, such as hospitals, schools, stores and manufacturing plants, precisely because of their ability to withstand heavy use and stress.
However, it is important to note that resin flooring can still be susceptible to damage if exposed to extreme conditions, such as very high or low temperatures, and if subjected to severe stress, such as violent blows or heavy objects dragged across the surface. Also, if resin floors are exposed to the sun a lot, they may yellow over time.
How to clean resin floors?
Maintenance and cleaning of resin flooring is extremely easy, which is one reason why it is such a popular flooring choice. To maintain their beauty and durability over time, here are some useful tips:
- Remove dirt and dust: To remove dirt from the surface of the resin floor, we recommend using brooms or vacuum cleaners with soft brushes and bristles to avoid scratching and ruining the surface. By avoiding using hard and abrasive brushes, you will notice that the resin floor will retain its beauty for a long time.
- Choose a mild detergent: after removing dust and dirt, combine warm water with a mild detergent. Avoid using overly harsh or ammonia-based cleaners, as these may ruin the finish of your resin floor.
- Use a cloth: soak a cloth in the mild detergent solution and wring it out well to avoid soaking the floor too much. Resins should be wiped with gentle motions, making sure not to leave out any areas.
- Rinse with clean water: after cleaning with the cleaner, rinse the floor well with clean water to remove any residual product. Be sure to dry the surface completely with a clean cloth or dry mop.
Resin floor stained? We are also here to give you tips on how to remove stains from your resin floor! Just use a specific cleaner to remove stubborn halos and scrub gently.
Can I apply resin over pre-existing flooring?
Of course it does, resin lends itself well to low-impact renovations and is chosen as an option by many people for two simple reasons:
- Resin is available with fast lead times.
- Time and cost of demolition and material disposal are avoided.
Resin coating of the floor should be done after a careful inspection to check the condition of the pre-existing flooring: if there are any holes, cracks or depressions, it is essential to restore the surface to make it homogeneous before the resin is applied. Only in this way can you be sure to get the best result while taking advantage of all the benefits!
How to lay resin on floors?
The installation of a resin floor is a job that we always recommend entrusting to professionals. This is because the incredible benefits of this type of flooring are ensured only with a workmanlike, scrupulous and meticulous laying. It is essential to have a thorough understanding of the techniques for laying the material, its composition and drying times.
Our installers hold the Kerakoll Design House certification, a landmark company in building resin production.