Resin-bonded and resin-bound flooring sound very similar, so it’s no surprise that people often mistake them for being the same thing.
The primary distinction between resin-bound and resin-bonded flooring is that resin-bound flooring offers a smooth, permeable, and decorative finish, while resin-bonded flooring provides a textured appearance and is less permeable.
The choice between the two depends on factors such as the project’s location, design preferences, water drainage needs, and maintenance considerations.
In this blog, we will be explaining the main differences so that you can choose the best option for your specific flooring project.
The resin-bonded method uses polyurethane resin to adhere aggregate to surfaces such as concrete, tarmac, wood, or metal. This method offers the look and feel of loose gravel without the problem of stone displacement. As a result, the resin-bonded method might be a more appropriate option for buildings with a historic or traditional appearance.
The Advantages of resin-bonded flooring include:
The limitations of resin-bonded flooring include:
The resin-bound method offers numerous benefits. Firstly, it’s a porous system, allowing water to flow directly through it. This prevents pooling and sudden flooding.
While it may not be as textured as resin-bonded, a resin-bound surface provides enough grip for inclined driveways, ramps, and disabled access areas. Its contemporary and elegant appearance can also enhance the appearance of any commercial area.
Benefits of resin-bound flooring include:
The limitations of resin-bound flooring include:
Still unsure about the ideal flooring system for your needs? Reach out to us or phone us and we’ll discuss it with you to guarantee you get the most suitable finish for your project.