Only slowly does the floor design prevail with a coating of cast resin in the private area. The flooring has long been the reputation of being harmful to health due to evaporation and solvent content. A modern resin floor is now evaporation-free and in some versions solvent-free.
Three resin types with two or three layers
Of the different casting resins, three types of resins are mainly available for processing as a floor covering in the private sector. Acrylic and epoxy resins as well as polyurethanes have the right properties for the different requirements and applications.
Depending on the desired design, especially with regard to optical effects, two- and three-layer versions are available. While transparent and monochrome variants can often be shed by experienced do-it-yourselfers, geometric patterns, color gradients and special effects such as reflections or mica are relatively expensive to implement.
Shelf life and additives
Physically, a resin floor is suitable as a floor covering without any problems. The frequent use as floor coverings in the commercial and industrial sector is above all an expression of the high load capacity of the material. In principle, the properties of casting resins for private homes are disproportionate.
A casting resin consists of the two basic elements resin and hardener. Added to this are additives which give the resin specially desired additional properties. These include, for example, UV protection, increased abrasion resistance, gloss enhancement, change in the installation heights and curing times.
Incorrect processing is harmful or toxic
Even if many manufacturers recommend their products, usually in set form, as well as for the layman easy to process, some basic aspects should not be neglected in a flooring made of resin:
- Most resins develop toxic during processing Vapors
- Many resins are harmful even on simple skin contact
- Residues and incorrectly processed resins are classified as hazardous waste
- In case of imperfect processing, the resins do not cure properly and become unusable as a floor covering
Basically, cast resin is used in sensitive rooms such as children's homes. or bedrooms can be used. The reliable professional processing, however, is more serious than some other flooring. While a faulty design, for example, in tile or carpet laying usually only leads to mechanical defects such as loosening, detachment or bumps, plays in cast resin always the health component a role.Tips & TricksFor the processing of cast resin, you should take extensive safety precautions, including regarding the presence of children and pets.