In theory, industrial floors or reaction resin coatings could of course also be used in private areas. Their high resistance and durability as well as their durability would bring a great advantage. How industrial floors compare to traditional flooring in terms of performance, price, and durability, can be read here.
Areas of application
Basically, industrial floors are only suitable for cellars or garage areas. Installing a coated, highly load-bearing concrete floor in a residential building is often not possible for static reasons.
There are still some alternatives for cellars and garage rooms, so here are some comparisons to be made.
Costs die Depending on which type of industrial floor is to be installed, the costs are very different. The "classic" industrial floor is a reactive resin coated concrete floor with high load capacity. Alternatively, a reaction resin screed can be installed.
The main problem here is the cost of the coating. A reaction resin coating - together with the required primers and preliminary work - would cost about EUR 2,200 for a specialist company for an area of 80 m².
For comparison: an acrylic coating for concrete for the same area is, depending on the materials used, at about 300 - 450 EUR.
Alternatively, you could consider a tiled floor with high-strength floor tiles - for garage or basement but this is priced relatively expensive.
Even a cheap PVC floor comes to around 300 - 400 EUR in this area. For special applications, PVC heavy duty tiles could also be considered, where prices are flexible, depending on the type of tile and the manufacturer.
At around 40 EUR per square meter, thick linoleum (about 4 mm) can keep up, but laying is a bit more time-consuming.
Abrasion resistance and chemical resistance in comparison
Tiles are almost equivalent in terms of abrasion resistance and durability to an industrial floor. They are visually but much more appealing and therefore suitable for the living area.
Linoleum is also a very durable floor covering, which is available in many interesting designs. Linoleum is extremely durable and very resistant to most chemicals. Its durability makes it an interesting alternative also as flooring throughout the home.
Not all types of tiles are as strong as an industrial floor, but porcelain stoneware also has a very high load capacity. Linoleum can also withstand high pressure loads - with suitable substrate. Alternatively, of course, the concrete can be easily coated.
Care and cleaning