Frequently Asked Questions on MMA Resin Flooring Systems
MMA resin flooring systems by Degafloor achieve full chemical and physical cure in less than two hours following installation, which means your business can be fully operational within two hours of work being completed.
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Degafloor MMA resin flooring systems are extremely versatile and can be used in many commercial and industrial environments, including commercial kitchens, food and drink production areas, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, retail outlets, schools and hospitals.
Degafloor MMA resins have an exceptional resistance to temperatures, they can be installed all year round regardless of weather conditions (-30°C to +35°C).
Degafloor MMA resin flooring systems can be installed onto concrete, pumice stone concrete, cementitious screeds, hardwood marine grade WBP, tiles, terrazzo, and galvanised metals, as well as certain quick curing polymer modified screeds.
Degafloor has a network of Approved Installers nationwide. All Degafloor partners have extensive experience not just in resin application, but predominantly in the application of fast curing resins systems.
Upon registering your enquiry with Degafloor, we will put you in touch with Degafloor Approved flooring installation teams in your area.
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MMA resins do have a distinctive odour, however it is not toxic or harmful and disappears as soon as the floor is completely cured (within 2 hours), which serves as a great indicator for when business operations can be fully resumed.
When needed, it is also possible to minimize and control the odour through employing appropriate odour control (air circulation and ventilation) techniques that have been developed over many years and tested in the most demanding of situations.
We have chosen not to market these additives primarily because all Degafloor resin systems are smooth, seamless and ‘pinhole’ free, therefore no dirt traps are present for bacteria to harbour in the floor.
Our suggestion is to review the evidence available before specifying additives that once in the floor cannot be removed. The best way to control bacterial growth is to employ a comprehensive and regular cleaning regime, something on which we are happy to advise.
Degafloor offer a number of slip-resistant flooring options, including the Full Broadcast System – which is designed to remain slip resistant even when oils and fats are spilt onto the floor.
The Degafloor Full Broadcast System has been designed specifically to be anti-slip at the extremes of full production conditions.
The Health and Safety Executive states that a coefficient fraction value of 0.4 should be the minimum acceptable level of slip resistance. Full Broadcast achieves exceptional levels of at least 0.42 when covered in vegetable oil and 0.72 when wet.
Each layer in a Degafloor system bonds chemically to the next creating a monolithic floor. To refurbish our systems, the surface need only be lightly abraded, following which a partial system can be installed (depending on customer requirements) and be ready again for full use within just two hours of completion.
MMA resin flooring systems are known to cure much faster than polyurethanes and epoxies.
Here’s the technical part: MMA resin systems employ a different method of molecular bonding to form the polymer chains of a finished and fully cured system. In simple terms, one chemical element of our system can attach itself to any part of another element, whilst with other resins a definitive match must be achieved.
Additionally, MMA resin systems are cold setting, whilst epoxy and polyurethane systems are thermo-setting. This means that epoxies and polyurethanes require warm environments (+15°C) to cure at their optimum rate whilst Degafloor will cure in two hours or less regardless of ambient temperature (down to -30°C).
Yes, providing the correct cleaning equipment and cleaning regime is observed and maintained. Degafloor recommend the DegaWash machine – a robust dual cylinder scrubber for resin floors, carpets, entrance matting and stairs.
Yes, where required our systems can be designed to withstand constant 80°C hot water temperatures. This will include resistance to correctly employed steam cleaning.
Take a look at our YouTube Video to watch the DegaWash machine clean a resin floor.
Yes underfloor heating is possible with resin flooring. During installation the underfloor heating must be turned off and the substrate allowed to cool. Two hours after installation the heating system can be gradually re-activated.
Note: Underfloor heating plastic tubes must also be checked for resistance to our resins prior to installation.
Car park installation times differ on a project-by-project basis. Degafloor waterproof car park coatings and line marking systems can be installed rapidly (often as a single layer application) and achieve full chemical and physical cure in less than 1 hour at temperatures down to -10°C, enabling businesses to resume operations almost immediately after the works have been completed.
Depending on the type of car park, the system required may differ. Degafloor’s extensive range of products are specifically designed to extend the life of all car park environments, including top and intermediate decks, ground level and basement car parks and customer interface areas.
Line marking is predominantly used in car parks to mark out car park bays and for stencil marking such as arrows. On roads and highways, line marking is used for carriageway lines and for yellow or white lines at the side of the road.
Degafloor line marking systems are manufactured from fast curing extremely hardwearing, weather-resistant MMA resin which chemically bonds directly to asphalt and concrete.
Area marking systems are ideal for creating pedestrian crossings, pedestrian and cycle routes, bus lanes, highway area marking, and anti-skid surfacing.
Similarly to line marking are manufactured from fast curing extremely hardwearing, weather-resistant MMA resin which chemically bonds directly to asphalt and concrete.
All Degafloor car park and line marking systems are based upon unique and highly advanced methyl methacrylate technology, which is completely waterproof and enables the products to create virtually indestructible bond to asphalt and concrete.
In addition, the flexible properties of these specialist resins ensure Degafloor decking and line marking solutions can easily handle frequently changing weather conditions – they are flexible in winter months and do not soften / degrade during summer drastically reducing the risk of cracking.
To ensure high standards of installation, Degafloor only supplies car park decking and line marking resins to Degafloor Approved Installers who have extensive experience not just in car park decking application, but predominantly in the application of fast curing resin car park solutions and line marking products.
Each layer in a Degafloor system bonds chemically to the next creating a completely monolithic finish. To refurbish our systems, the surface need only be lightly abraded, following which a partial system can be installed (depending on customer requirements) and be ready again for full use within just one hour of completion.
Degafloor car park systems use world leading resins from the Degaroute® range, manufactured by Röhm.
These resins were specifically dsigned for application onto asphalt and have been providing reliable highway solutions to the European and USA road networks for over 40 years.