Service Corridor Resin Flooring, Essex


The very heavily trafficked concrete floor in the service corridor was exhibiting erosion and had become uneven.


We proposed the application of one of the most heavy duty forms of resin flooring in the form of a 9mm polyurethane screed. Polyurethane screeds are defined by the resin flooring association (FERFA) as type 8 – Very Heavy Duty.

Initially all areas where the new resin flooring was to be installed were prepared by method of vacuum controlled scabbling and the perimeters by method of vacuum controlled diamond grinding.

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All low spots were identified using levels and marked out.

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As part of our standard quality assurance the climatic conditions and moisture content of the slab were tested and recorded to ensure excellent adhesion of the new resin flooring.

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All areas to be repaired were primed using Remmers Epoxy MT100 damp tolerant epoxy primer. This outstanding primer offers excellent adhesion and the perfect foundation for new resin flooring

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All repairs required were installed using a high strength epoxy mortar made using Remmers Epoxy MT100 as the binder mixed 1:10 with kiln dried quartz aggregate.

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Once cured the entire floor was primed using Remmers Epoxy MT100 and fully blinded with quartz aggregate to ensure excellent adhesion of the next stage in the resin flooring build up.

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Anchor rebates were cut across and around the slab as required when applying this type of resin flooring. The reason that you have to cut anchor rebates when installing polyurethane screeds is that they ‘toast’ during cure and by cutting rebates prevents this by keeping the floor ‘locked’ in place.

Remmers Crete BL120 was then installed to a thickness of 9mm. This is a unique resin flooring system in that as a polyurethane screed it can be installed solely by pin rake and spiked roller. Conventionally polyurethane screeds must be trowel finished.

The reason that this resin floor was selected for this application was to achieve as flat a finish as possible to minimise wheel wobble and rattling of the trolleys and cages.

Finally as per correct resin flooring practice expansion joints were reflected in the new resin flooring using a vacuum controlled floor saw to prevent reflective cracking. These were sealed using a polyurethane jointing compound to ensure a seamless finish.

All works were completed in one week, with strict adherence to our clients stringent safety and security procedures. The fast curing properties of this type of resin flooring meant that the area could quickly be returned to service after completion.