Not to be confused with its counterpart – the resin bound surface, the resin bonded surface provides great quality and affordability for any area that needs to cope with traffic. Resin bonded surfaces are an appealing option for any floor that needs something hard wearing, durable and tasteful in appearance. There are, of course many options to choose from when considering a driveway, patio or hard standing. More traditional choices such as brick and gravel have their merits, and can be very aesthetically pleasing. However, they are not the most suitable options in some scenarios, for example, in high volume traffic areas. They thus have their shortcomings. Less pretty in appearance are the more functional choices of concrete and asphalt. These are hard wearing and durable, but rarely add anything for the eye to admire. What makes resin bonded surfaces stand out from gravel or from concrete is that they can offer all elements. Not only do they provide functionality, but they also offer a pleasant appearance too.
Resin bonded surfaces are decorative and look very natural
They are made in such a way that they look to all intents and purposes like gravel. This is because the resin is first poured onto the surface, and then gravel is tipped onto it and sets within it. Any excess gravel is swept away at the end of this process, leaving a clean and smooth finish, which is far easier to maintain as a result. As you would expect, a resin bonded flooring is highly resilient and long lasting. Needing little to no maintenance during its lifetime. It is worth noting that brick and gravel driveways do require regular maintenance. Brickwork needs to be cleaned and work done to prevent growth in between the bricks. Gravel tends to move about and require smoothing out on a regular basis. Because of the way that the resin is bonded to the gravel, this form of flooring provides excellent anti-slip properties which can be difficult to achieve with other, more established ground coverings. This anti-slip property is obviously a real bonus safety feature for areas of traffic – both vehicular and pedestrian.
Resin bonded flooring has been established for some time and has been used in a wide range of applications. Whilst suitable for patios and driveways, it is also a great alternative for stone slabs and paving stones, and for the floor of any garage or car park. It is worth noting that this form of flooring is relatively straightforward to lay down, taking less time than some of the more traditional options. Resin bonded surfaces are therefore an efficient and effective solution to the requirement for an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional surface area. If you would like to know more about resin bonded surfaces please call our friendly team at Midland Decorative Surfaces on 0121 766 8705.