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A Closer Look: Methyl Methacrylate Resin Flooring Systems

When it comes to durable, long-lasting flooring options for industrial and commercial settings, epoxy flooring is a popular choice. However, there is another resin flooring system that is quickly gaining popularity – Methyl Methacrylate (MMA). MMA is known for its durability, chemical resistance, and minimal maintenance requirements. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at MMA resin flooring and what applications they are best suited for.

What is Methyl Methacrylate Resin Flooring?

Robex MMA flooring systems have been developed to enable fast-track, exceptionally durable and long-lasting flooring solutions that once applied can receive full pedestrian and vehicular traffic within just 60 minutes. MMA comprises of a blend of acrylic-based polymer resins, hardeners, and fillers that are mixed together to create a thick, liquid coating that is applied to the floor surface. 

This resin flooring system is highly resistant to abrasion, impact, and chemical exposure, making it ideal for use in high-traffic environments such as industrial facilities, warehouses, and workshops. It is also commonly used in commercial settings such as kitchens, hotels, hospitals, laboratories, and food processing plants due to its hygienic properties and ease of maintenance. Robex MMA flooring systems are available in a range of colours and finishes, making it easy to create a customized look to match any decor. Overall, Methyl Methacrylate is a reliable and cost-effective resin flooring solution that is gaining popularity in a variety of industries.

Advantages of Methyl Methacrylate Resin Flooring

When it comes to choosing the best flooring system for your business or industrial facility, there are several factors to consider. MMA resin flooring is an excellent choice due to its numerous advantages.

Firstly, MMA resin flooring is extremely durable and long-lasting. MMA has extremely high impact resistance, which means it can withstand heavy traffic and machinery which makes it ideal for use in factories, workshops, warehouses, and other high-traffic areas. Another benefit of MMA is its chemical resistance. It can withstand exposure to acids, solvents, and other harsh chemicals, which makes it ideal for use in laboratories, food processing plants and other industrial settings where chemicals are frequently used.

One of the main advantages of MMA though is its fast cure time. Unlike other resin flooring systems, MMA resin flooring can cure in as little as one hour. This is a major advantage for businesses that cannot afford to shut down their operations for extended periods of time.

In addition to being quick to install, MMA resin flooring is also highly customisable. It is available in a range of colours and can be customised to incorporate company colours, safety markings or other designs which makes it an ideal choice for businesses that want a flooring system that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Lastly, MMA resin flooring is extremely easy to maintain. It is easy to clean and requires little maintenance, which can help businesses save money on cleaning and maintenance costs.

Applications of Methyl Methacrylate Resin Flooring

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) resin flooring systems are highly versatile and can be installed in a range of different environments. The bond strength of MMA means it is ideal for installation in high-traffic areas and places where hygiene is paramount. Some common applications of MMA resin flooring include kitchens, warehousing, food production, and leisure facilities. 

In addition to internal environments, MMA is also suitable for external applications such as walkways, ramps, and swimming pool surrounds. This is due to its high UV stability, compressive strength, and ability to be installed in a wide range of temperatures and over a host of substrates. 

Overall, the applications of Methyl Methacrylate Resin Flooring are vast and varied. Whether it is a commercial kitchen, a busy warehouse, or a swimming pool surround, MMA flooring can provide a durable, hygienic, and long-lasting solution.

Installation Process of Methyl Methacrylate Resin Flooring

The installation process of MMA requires an expert and precise approach to achieve a high-quality and long-lasting result. All resin flooring systems, including MMA, rely on a mechanical bond to the substrate for a key and long-term performance. Without good surface preparation, the capital spent on the flooring project is wasted. 

Our preferred method of vacuum-controlled diamond grinding is employed to attain the best possible surface profile. This is an effective method that uses high-quality machinery to ensure the substrate surface is properly prepared before the installation of the MMA system. The machines used for this process collects and bags the dust to ensure a dust-free operation.

Once the substrate has been properly prepared, the installation of the MMA can commence. This is done by mixing the Methyl Methacrylate resin components in a pre-measured ratio, using specialist equipment to ensure consistency. This mixture is then poured onto the prepared surface and spread evenly, ensuring there are no bumps or dips in the surface. 

The curing process for MMA is much faster compared to traditional epoxy flooring systems, making it a popular choice for those who want a quick turnaround. It usually takes between one and two hours for the surface to be cured and ready for traffic. Our teams operate throughout the UK, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Maintenance and Durability of Methyl Methacrylate Resin Flooring

MMA resin flooring is designed for use in heavy-traffic areas. It is strong enough to withstand the pressure of forklifts and pallet trucks and can take things falling or being unintentionally dragged along the floor without damage. MMA is also resistant to heavy cleaning regimes, making it an excellent choice for industrial environments that require frequent cleaning. 


8 Jun 2023

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