The floors of your home receive the greatest impact from your daily activities. Often, it is the first surface that reflects wear and tear. This is why it is crucial for you to invest in a type of flooring that will not just add value and beauty to the overall look of your property, but also keep pace with the household’s day-to-day movements.
Today, the flooring market offers a lot of options, including tiles and woods like cork and bamboo. But still, nothing beats concrete flooring.
Concrete is a substance that can withstand the pounding of cars and nonstop foot traffic. It can handle whatever abuse you throw at it, both indoors and outdoors. Furthermore, the concrete used for your home’s flooring does not have to be dull, as in earlier years. These days, there are lots of decorative finishes for concrete floors available.
If you intend to put your property up for sale in the future, finished concrete often gives investors and buyers an excellent option and easy foundation for whatever floor covering they want.
Concrete specialists have a collection of concrete floor finishes that can blow your mind. One of the best ways to transform the dull, gray material into a superb floor is by using resin coatings.
Resin Flooring and Its Benefits
A common sign of foundation failure is sloping or uneven floors. This is a problem that some homeowners do not take seriously, as it is often dismissed as one of the home’s many peculiarities, something that gives the home “character.” A sloped or uneven floor could be a symptom of significant foundation failure and should not be taken lightly.
Resin flooring is made from natural or synthetic materials like epoxy resins and polyurethane. It is poured on site to yield a flat, gorgeous finish. The color possibilities for resin are limitless. As such, the hue you want for your home can surely be achieved.
Resin flooring is hygienic, waterproof, and low-maintenance. Also, it can be used with different underfloor heating types. It can easily adapt to your room’s ambient temperature, making it cool during summer and warm in the winter. Over time, it won’t come loose, crack, or peel off. It can easily be installed on a stable substrate that is free of moisture and movement. Most importantly, it creates a safer living space because its slip-resistant versions offer superb performance in demanding environments.
Where to Use Resin Flooring
Resin flooring can be used in any room in your property. It may appear like they are designed just for modern homes, but with its color and texture variations, it is also suitable for traditional homes.
Resin flooring is best used in small spaces because of its glossy finish that has the ability to reflect light. Also, they are great choices for your bathroom and kitchen because when sealed correctly, they are resistant to stains and water damage. Moreover, you can use them outdoors because of its ability to make the yard feel naturally connected to your entire house if you choose to integrate the same type of flooring throughout.
As you can see, resin flooring is a great choice for both the interior and exterior flooring of your home. But take note that only a professional must apply this highly specialized product. Undertaking a DIY project won’t yield the same result, unless you have the proper know-how, skill, and tools to install it.
Resin Flooring Maintenance
Resin flooring does not require extensive maintenance. You just have to regularly sweep away all dirt and debris over it and use the proper cleaner to ensure its durability and longevity. Most resin and concrete floors will require mopping with a damp cloth. However, there are some that can benefit from regular steam cleaning. Also, there may be a need to apply a sealant on a regular basis to protect the surface from marks and scratches.
As a natural composite material, concrete is made from an aggregate like stones, granite chips, and rocks combined with water and a cement binder like calcium sulfate and limestone. Transforming it into a decorative and smooth surface is now easy with today’s decorative finishes.
Make sure to source flooring from reputable manufacturers and suppliers. And only a professional should install it on your behalf to achieve your desired result – a glossy, safe and elegant flooring for your entire home.
Ralph El Eid is the Business Development Manager at COLORTEK – Wall & Floor Fashion. EQUIPAINT is the franchise owner of COLORTEK in Dubai (U.A.E.) and Doha (Qatar); an international paints manufacturer specializing in the widest range of decorative paints and seamless concrete & resin flooring, with a unique showroom concept, and thus an ideal destination for homeowners, consultants, architects, interior designers and paint applicators.