How is a resin floor applied?
Day 1 Start
It all starts with a good substrate. The substrate should be level and even, and also completely clean and dry. The moisture content is checked. Preparation of the substrate with a grinder will improve the adhesion of the first layer.
The next step is the primer. The primer improves adhesion of the resin floor to the substrate and strengthens the substrate.
Days 2 and 3: Resilient base mat or scratch coat
An option for extra under foot comfort is a resilient base mat. Its advantages are, reduced impact sound and less(delete) chances of cracks in the substrate damaging the surface.
The sequence is this: Glue >> resilient base mat >> sealing layer >> insulating layer
When applying a standard resin floor only a scratch coat is applied. The scratch coat achieves a fully smooth, even and sleek substrate. It also fills possible unevenness’s. When the scraping layer has cured completely, the floor is ready for the next layer, the smoothing screed.
We developed the EPI Superbase resin floor with a special crack-bridging membrane, which replaces the resilient base mat. This membrane absorbs 99% of all cracks, which means that this solution enables you to opt for security. This combination also reduces the impact sound by 15 dB! Please read more on the EPI Membrane here.
Days 3 and 4: Application of the casting layer
This is the layer that really determines the look of your floor. In this step, the smoothing screed is levelled out with a skimmer on the substrate. The occupants of the house in the time-lapse shot have chosen the super strong, non-yellowing EPI 600-NV floor in the EPI colour “Glow”. This is a so-called blend, a concrete-look resin floor, which consists of a mixture of two colours.
Day 5: Finishing
To finish the floor, one or two topcoats are applied. This protects the casting(delete) floor and gives it a beautiful finish.
That’s it! Enjoy your floor.