Polyaspartic Flooring

What is polyaspartic resin flooring

Polyaspartic is a type of resin flooring which maintains the durability of a resin product but with a much shorter cure time.

In busy industrial settings having a durable floor is essential. However, it may be that there is not enough time within shut down periods to have a resin floor installed with a longer cure time. A polyaspartic floor has the benefit of being able to withstand light traffic after a few hours when the correct temperature and conditions are met. Therefore, if you are needing a resin floor which is strong and ready to be used after a few hours, a fast curing polyaspartic resin flooring product may be the right choice for you.

Advantages

There are a number of reasons why you may want a resin floor which is polyaspartic other than its cure time. Generally, a polyaspartic floor will have many properties which you are looking for in your resin flooring system as can be seen below.

  • Installed on a wide range of substrates
  • Tough but flexible
  • Fast curing
  • Able to resist most stains
  • Attractive finish
  • Decorative
  • High abrasion resistance
  • High scratch resistance
  • Hygienic
  • Very low odour
  • UV stable
  • High build
  • No VOC
Fast curing resin

Gangways in busy factories are often installed with a fast curing resin so as not to disturb production.

Where fast curing resin is applicable

Polyaspartic is a versatile resin flooring system and can be found in both commercial and industrial settings. It is installed where a fast turnaround time but high-performance floor is needed. This is likely to be in line with manufacturing plants, packaging and processing facilities and other fast-paced industrial sectors. However, it does have some commercial applications as well. This is due to some retail and commercial spaces commonly opening most days of the week for long hours to get continuous footfall. This means that it is hard for those businesses to find a long enough closing time to install a resin floor. Polyaspartic resin flooring shortens the time it takes before a floor can be used again to hours rather than days. This is dependant on correct conditions being met.

  • Where fast turnaround and high-performance is required
  • Where a high-build UV stable coloured top-coat/seal coat required
  • Industrial settings such as busy factories which do not have long shut down periods
  • Commercial settings which are open most days a week for long hours

Polyaspartic Products

Monarcoat Rapid and Monarcoat Rapid Ultra
About

The Monarcoat Rapid products are high-build Polyaspartic fast –cure floor coating systems based on advanced materials, designed to provide a transparent tough and durable gloss finish to a range of floor surfaces. Monarcoat Rapid and Monarcoat Rapid Ultra are light stable with a very good chemical resistance, Decorative and anti-slip finishes can also be created incorporating flakes and aggregates.

industrial gangway floor
resin gangway floor in factory
Advantages
  • Fast curing at low temperature (very fast for Monarcoat Ultra Rapid)
  • Installed on a wide range of substrates
  • Used in decorative and functional environments
  • No VOC
  • Tough but flexible
  • Very low odour
  • UV stable
  • High build
Common Areas of Use
  • Busy industrial settings
  • Gangways
  • Stairways
  • Areas of high use
  • Entrances/exits
  • 24 hour commercial premises
  • Production areas
  • Areas in constant use
  • Around busy machine areas

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, a resin floor is a durable solution for many different sectors. However, sometimes in the more busy environments, it can mean closing down for a few days. Polyaspartic, on the other hand, is a durable resin floor which takes hours rather than days to cure. This means that if you are in a business where you are still open on weekends, or have a seven-day working week, you would not need to stop for a few days while the floor is completed.

However, polyaspartic can be more expensive than if you were to choose an epoxy resin or a polyurethane system. Because of these factors, you need to balance out the costs with how much you would save by remaining open on certain days. We can work with your company to find the right time to have your resin floor installed. This may mean a polyaspartic floor, or an epoxy one, whichever suits your companies individual needs.

We know that making the right choice of a floor can really impact businesses. This is why Monarch can come to your site with no obligation and talk through your options. Also, we give free technical advice and install across the UK. Monarch is based in Sheffield, Dronfield, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Halifax. We install resin floors throughout the UK and have 30 years experience in our trade.

Furthermore, if you would like to get in touch with Monarch you can use the contact form below. For more ways to get in touch, you can visit our contact page or visit us at our Dronfield office.

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