Have you ever noticed those glossy, seamless floors in high end buildings, and wondered how you can get that style at home? That's poured resin you've been admiring, and although it is mainly used in commercial settings, it's a wonderful flooring option for discerning homeowners, offering both aesthetic and practical benefits.
Here are five reasons resin flooring is worth considering in your home.
1. Contemporary Style
The quietly elegant finish of resin provides an ideal base for contemporary interiors, its clean look working especially well with open plan schemes and minimalist design. Lighter colours will maximise the effect of the interior light, making the space feel very airy and bright. Darker shades of resin can be used to ground the room and create a more dramatic atmosphere. You can see examples of the different ways resin can be applied at Eco Flor Resin Flooring and imagine how it could look in your home.
2. Seamless, Visual Flow
You don't need a huge house to take advantage of the fluid look of resin floors. If you have a modest home with spaces that link up, such as a hallway that leads into open rooms, and open or semi-open plan layouts, and you like the look and feel of unified spaces rather than having rooms closed off to each other, then resin is for you. With plank flooring, you have to lay it in the same direction throughout if you want a consistent look - whether it's an ideal orientation for each individual room or not - or lay it in the most aesthetically pleasing way for each individual room which will make the space as a whole look disjointed. Some styles of large tile can look near-seamless, but if you want a truly clean look with no lines to be seen, you can't beat pouring a liquid floor!
3. Unique Decorative Options
Resin offers more than white, shiny floors. If you're a fan of terrazzo with its decorative chips of glass, mirror, marble, or quartz, you have endless combinations to choose from for your resin floor. You can go subtle with the look, using tiny chips spaced closely in tonal colours so that it barely registers with the eye, or more bold with larger fragments in a variety of materials and colours, and everything in between. You can also create designs using different colours in creative ways for a graphic look, or use a contrasting colour for a feature floor.
Anyone in the UK who lives in an older house knows that it's practically impossible to get level floors; none of the structural lines are straight! This can create all kinds of problems, from difficulty fitting floors to keeping planks in place after installation. Pouring your floor with a liquid means that it's impossible not to get a level floor, which will make it feel far more solid than what you had previously, and avoid any issues in the future. It can also make a big difference when fitting a kitchen or bathroom as any furniture will sit evenly on your resin floor.
5. Low Maintenance, Long-lasting and Durable
Resin is very easy to care for, requiring just regular dust mopping to keep its laminated surface clean. This finish also makes resin stain resistant and therefore a more hygienic option. In terms of durability, resin is extremely tough and hard-wearing as well as flexible, making it ideal for high traffic areas. These floors can also provide sound insulation.
An extra benefit is that you will probably be the only house in your neighbourhood that can boast a resin floor, giving your home a unique selling point when it comes time to move!