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Old November 3, 2010, 07:19 AM   #1
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poured resin floor


i am not sure as where to post this as there is no section dedicated to poured floors.
we are planing to redo our concrete floors with radiant heating that have lots of hairline cracks and basically we are not happy with the look. we like clean monolithic modern look of poured floors commonly used in europe. however i am having trouble finding suitable product here in us. we would like to have white floor with certain degree of glossines. here are some examples of what i am looking for. Residential Floor Decoration | Interior Design UK

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Old November 3, 2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Is this about the floor of your own house or your office?

Could you maybe post a picture or the existing floor with the hairline cracks?

These hair cracks is a common error with epoxy resin floors. when the screed expands or shrinks it will cause cracks because the epoxy sn't flexible at all.

Polyurythane is a little more flexible.

both are very expansive so i would recommed to get walton linoleum for half the price of a resin floor.

http://www.forbo.nl/Projecten/Vloere...on/Walton-uni/

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Old November 3, 2010, 11:30 AM   #3
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You need to put day joints in the floor this can help stop it from cracking, as Omni said this whole process of resin is very expensive if i was to install it and the floor was that badly cracked as you're saying i would recomend a complete strip out of the sub-floor and start again.

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Old November 3, 2010, 11:53 AM   #4
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The English version of Omnipotent's link is here: Forbo Flooring Systems | Walton Uni

Omni, English is this website's primary language. Please try to make your links to sites using the English language. Don't expect users to downlaod and install plug-ins to their browser or to go to any other lengths to translate other languages. If you are responding to someone who indicates they are living in a foreign country, then of course, linking to a website in that country is acceptable.

My intention is not to discriminate, but to cater to our visitors. The OP (original poster) gave no indication they read or understand Dutch, but gave clear signals they understand English, as do 94% of our visitors.

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Old November 3, 2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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OK, i'll try searching for websites in enghlish next time.

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Old November 3, 2010, 09:23 PM   #6
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These poured floors have made an appearance here in my area. They look like the old Torginol (sp) floors of the 60's. I was bidding on a couple of commercial baths, and was told these floors would put me out of business, they are cheaper and faster. Our county just approved them for use, so maybe they will make a dent, we'll see.

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Old November 3, 2010, 09:29 PM   #7
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These poured floors have made an appearance here in my area. They look like the old Torginol (sp) floors of the 60's. I was bidding on a couple of commercial baths, and was told these floors would put me out of business, they are cheaper and faster. Our county just approved them for use, so maybe they will make a dent, we'll see.
If its like the old Torginal product correct floor prep will be critical, That stuff wouldn't stay stuck if the floor wasn't perfect.

Maybe the system is better now.

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Old November 3, 2010, 09:31 PM   #8
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They are around here and there in my area also, They look bulletproof but I bet the jobsite conditions are going to be more strict than a PVC.

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Old November 3, 2010, 09:36 PM   #9
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They are around here and there in my area also, They look bulletproof but I bet the jobsite conditions are going to be more strict than a PVC.
I never liked the look of the installed product for some reason, never looked as good as a vinyl or lino product to me.

Have to go get learned up on it I guess if its taking over..... Won't be any need for us dinosaur vinyl guys.....

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I went and looked at a couple of the floors. They have had problems with both vapor emissions in new concrete, and temperature. Learning curve I guess.

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I went and looked at a couple of the floors. They have had problems with both vapor emissions in new concrete, and temperature. Learning curve I guess.
I bet! I would think it couldn't take much V.E. at all, but that's just a guess on my part. Slab temp is probably also critical.

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