Durability is an important performance indicator of resin flooring systems for architects, engineers and end-users, especially in an industrial environment.
Durability is defined ‘as the ability to withstand wear, pressure or damage’. However, this simple definition can be interpreted differently based on the specific project environment.
For instance, durability in a commercial environment could refer to the ability of the floor to withstand pinpoint pressure from high heel shoes or a high volume of pedestrian traffic.
Industrial workshop environments might interpret durability as the capability to stand up to chemical spillage, impact from dropped tools, or heavy forklift traffic. A durable flooring solution is mandatory in sensitive environments such as food and beverage manufacturing, which can also be one of the most punishing for floor coatings. These environments are subjected to thermal stresses, foot traffic, wheeled traffic, impact from dropped equipment, chemicals and moisture to name a few.
Selecting a resin floor coating system is an important part of the flooring solution to avoid the possibility of materials being specified wrongly for the particular application, resulting in a poor outcome for the client.