Resin flooring: the durable and resilient solution
The key to any successful flooring is choosing the right product. Durability, chemical resistance, easy to clean – there are a wealth of factors to be considered when specifying a flooring system. The growth of resin flooring has presented the specifier
with a low cost and hardwearing alternative to vinyl, carpet or timber and is ideal for new build and refurbishment projects in the industrial, commercial and public sectors.
With more than forty years experience in the flooring industry, global building products manufacturer Sika has a range of high performance resin floor systems, suitable for the most demanding of environments.
The Sika range utilises the best available technologies, including liquid applied soft resin flooring systems, SikaFloor epoxy and polyurethane systems, PU mortars of the PurCem range and PMMA resins out of the Pronto range, and sets industry standards for
quality and durability.
Each product is designed with long term performance in mind, created to offer specific resistance to the environment in which it is applied – from continuous foot traffic in public buildings to heavy machinery in manufacturing and vehicles in car parks.
Specialist products offer hygienic and decorative solutions for hospitals and food processing facilities along with anti-static finishes for specialist assembly facilities.
Sika’s range of resin floor products meets all the latest industry requirements for mechanical and chemical resistance – whilst offering impressive aesthetic qualities.
Testament to the durability of resin flooring solutions, one of the UK's leading flooring specialists Zircon Flooring specified a wide range of hard wearing and slip resistant flooring surfaces from Sika for Rizon Jet’s brand new 5000 m² terminal and hangar
facility at Biggin Hill Airport in Kent.
For the main hangar floor, Sikafloor 81 Epocem, a 3-component epoxy modified cementitious self smoothing floor topping was used as a 2 mm thick damp proof membrane. This was then topped with a 3mm layer of Sikafloor 263 to create the 5 mm resin finish. Sikafloor
263 offers exceptional durability, abrasion and chemical resistance and is easily cleaned and maintained – ideal for a busy aircraft hangar.
To create clearly distinguishable areas in contrast to the light grey floor of the main hangar, Zircon marked out designated walkways using Sikafloor 264 and a matt finish Sikafloor 304, applying a darker grey surface with green outline to signify the safe
In the areas of the hangar where maintenance work would be carried out the flooring was required to have an anti-static textured finish. To achieve this, Zircon flooring applied Sikafloor 264 ASN Thixo. A two part, textured, high-build coloured epoxy resin,
it provides a liquid proof, gloss finish to the floor and also offers good levels of chemical and mechanical resistance.
To complete the interior’s stunning aesthetic, all floor joints were sealed using Sikaflex Pro3 WF and column bases grouted with Sika Armorex Armorcrete.
For further information on Sika’s range of products, visit
www.sikaconstruction.co.uk or please call 0800 112 3863.
RIBA-Accredited CPD Seminar:
The Specifier's Guide to Flooring
Explores options available for industrial, commercial and special floor finishes. It also looks at the features and benefits of integral and surface applied finishes and understanding the implications of floor finish specifications.
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