Best alternative to Epoxy Resin Flooring

Looking for Epoxy Resin flooring but would like to explore your options for alternatives? Look no further, interlocking floor tiles are a great alternative to epoxy resin flooring and here’s why you should consider it…

Epoxy Resin Flooring Vs Interlocking Floor Tiles

Epoxy floors can’t be installed in cold temperatures, expensive heating systems would be required to heat the room and the floor to room temperature level. Whereas interlocking floor tiles can be installed at any temperature. It is recommended to allow the tiles to acclimatise to the specific room temperature for 24 hours but this is not dependant on an exact temperature. Moisture levels can affect the durability of epoxy floors because it doesn’t breathe once it is cured so any moisture trapped underneath can be a problem when it evaporates which can lead to bubbling or cracking, resulting in the eventual need of repairing. Whereas interlocking floor tiles are extremely durable and hardwearing and come with a 25-year wear guarantee.

Epoxy Resin can take a long time to cure, sometimes up to 6 weeks, meaning cracks or imperfections can appear if not cared for during that initial stage. Whereas interlocking floor tiles are quickly and easily installed, require minimal subfloor preparation and can even be installed over damp and uneven subfloors. The interlocking floor tiles don’t require any time to settle which means work can the movement of pallets trucks etc. can resume as soon as installation is finished. Experience is also needed when installing epoxy flooring solutions as time mixing and pouring the solution is essential, sometimes it’s better to seek the help of a professional especially if mistakes are made these aren’t easily rectified. Whereas interlocking floor tiles require no experience to install, it’s a very simple process if you have the right tools and common sense!

Why choose R-Tile Interlocking flooring solutions

  • Lower life cycle cost
  • Easy to move and reuse
  • CE accredited
  • Excellent durability and slip resistance
  • Warm – insulates the floor
  • Fire retardant – Bfl S1
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Easy to install
  • We offer a free site survey
  • No damp proof membrane, screed or adhesives required
  • Reduces dust and noise
  • Easy to clean and maintain

What Our Customers Say

"We looked at several options prior to choosing R-Tile as we had been painting the floor with a two coat epoxy resin every two years, with all the logistical problems that entail. The product needed to be able to withstand a point loading of in excess of 2 tons and R-Tile provide a warmer feel to the area in question.”

British Energy

"We traditionally would have installed epoxy resin flooring in our factory until we discovered R-Tile interlocking floor tiles. They enable us to have the same perfect looking floor but at a much faster installation process and reduced cost."

Douglas and Graham

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