We answered the frequently asked questions surrounding resin flooring
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1.Q. How do I know which product is most appropriate for my situation?
A. Choice of product is of great importance. Correct selection will ensure appropriate application to suit client requirements. Check out the dedicated pages for Commercial Flooring and Factory/Industrial Flooring to find out more about how resin flooring can be applied to your sector. We also have a Brewery Flooring and Automotive Flooring page.
If its a particular feature you need, take a look at our dedicated pages for Antistatic Flooring, Anti-Slip Flooring, Metallic Flooring, Hygienic Flooring, Demarcation & Line Marking, Polyaspartic Flooring, Decorative Flooring and Floor Jointing.
Any other questions regarding which resin flooring system will be most appropriate to your needs then call our technical team on 01246 412 222.
2.Q. Can I lay the floor myself?
A. Monarch offer a supply and install package. Most of our products are available to purchase with exception of Monarthane and Monarflow which are technically difficult to apply. If there is a product you are interested in installing yourself and would like to purchase then please get in touch with our office to find out more.
3.Q. How long does the floor last?
A. We would expect Monarthane life span to exceed 10 years, wheras a Monarcoat 720 will last 2-4 years depending on amount of trafficking. Resin flooring systems are generally long-lasting as they are made to be hard wearing. However, its difficult to predict a generalised amount of time for each product as they will have different amounts of wear in different situations. This can all be discussed with our technical team.
4.Q. Will the floor get damaged with heavy fork lift truck use?
A. The durable floors, Monarthane/Monarflow offer good resilience to fork lift traffic, the thinner systems are more likely to be damaged, particularly by pallets not being lifted properly and dragged across floor.
5.Q. Will the line markings wear off?
A. Line markings can only be considered temporary and will require re-application on a two/three year cycle
6.Q. How long does it take for a floor in an industrial warehouse to be laid?
A. General production rates are, coatings 500 sq mtrs/man/day, screeds 100 sq mtrs per day/3 man team. Preparation time should be added to this, and of course this is a general estimate and will be dependent on circumstances/product.
7.Q. Our laboratory works with chemicals – will these damage the surface of an epoxy resin floor?
A. Chemicals can erode or stain floors depending on chemical/concentration/temperature and exposure time. Good housekeeping methods should be included to protect floor and extend life.
8.Q. What flooring solution would you recommend for a laboratory with possible chemical spillage?
A. Please consult Technical Department to ascertain appropriate suitability of product.
9.Q. Would we have to empty the warehouse for the floor to be laid?
A. Having an open work area is preferable, but plant and equipment can be worked around.
10.Q. Are the Monarch Epoxy Flooring products laid on top of an existing floor?
A. Generally removal of existing floor finishes is ideal. In some cases floors can be overlaid, this would be advised on our free site survey.
11.Q. How long is it before we can use the factory floor again after you have finished the job?
A. A curing period is always required. The time of cure will be accelerated with increased temperatures.
12. Q. How do you make the floors anti-slip?
A. Some of our products are naturally anti-slip, such as Monardeck and Monarthane, others such as Monarcoat 720 can be made anti-slip with the addition of quartz/Alox aggregates.
13.Q. Do you install floors for the domestic market?
A. Within the domestic sector we only install resin floors within garages. We do not install in living spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms.
14.Q. How much does a resin floor cost?
A. To give an accurate costing there are a lot of factors which need to be taken into account such as the surface the resin floor coating is to go on, whether it needs priming, what type of flooring system you are wanting, the number of coats it may need. Resin flooring is a long lasting and hard wearing floor which in a lot of cases turns out cheaper then you would expect. Use our Contact form for a call back from someone from our technical team today and they can work with you to find the right flooring solution at the right cost