Although originally a commercial and industrial flooring option, resin flooring has seen increased use in homes due to its enormous decorative potential, chemical resistance, and durability. With a wide range of colours and finishes available it also feels warm underfoot and can be combined with underfloor heating.

Several factors impact resin flooring cost per m2. The most significant is the size of the area being covered as this determines how much material will be required to cover the surface. However, it should be noted that larger areas can actually result in a lower resin floor price per m2 as contractors will be able to take advantage of economies of scale.

Understanding Resin Flooring Cost per Square Meter: Factors to Consider

The condition of the existing floor and the extent of any preparation work needed will also impact costs. This can include the need to wash, etch and remove existing layers of paint and sealant from the concrete substrate prior to applying an epoxy coating. This will typically require a power washer, caustic chemicals and possibly sandblasting.

Once the floor has been prepared and cleaned it is important to allow it to fully cure before a finish is applied. This may take up to a week depending on the product used. The final finish applied to the floor will affect both how long it will last and its appearance. This can include a clear or colored resin or a heavy-duty hard-wearing screed such as UltraSyntec.

All resin floors need to be regularly maintained to ensure they maintain their functionality and longevity. Thinner coatings and paints will need to be re-applied every 2-3 years whilst poured resin systems and heavier-duty screeds can often be guaranteed for 5-10 years.

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