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This section contains the most frequently asked questions about Api resin flooring.

What type of resin do you recommend for high traffic areas?

It is first necessary to study the characteristics of the traffic, or rather the properties of the vehicles themselves, the pathways, the hardness of the wheels, the pressure and their movements and accelerations. Once these data have been determined, the right solution can be proposed.

In the industrial sector, Api Spa resins create a seamless planar surface and are therefore ideal for load handling environments. Thanks to the various colours of the resin and the final effect obtained from either the application method or the material itself, sophisticated solutions can be created for the civil and commercial sectors, which are ideal for floors in offices, showrooms and even private homes.

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Custom design flooring case history: DOREMI Theatre floor MSC Seaside

Following the new trend of the market and the requirement of designers, API has developped an important know-how and skilled teams able to create custom design floorings with elaborated pattern or drawing using our Flexigel Decoro and Flexigel Decoro soft high performance resin.
The MSC Seaside shows an extensive application of these possibilities in the internal and external areas dedicated to the children.

The creation of this kind of floor can happen thanks to an extensive cooperation between API, the ship builder and the designer. Here below it is described the creation of the DOREMI Theatre floor.

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What can I do to resolve my concrete flooring problems?

Resin flooring is one of the best solutions to most concrete flooring problems, especially those relating to hygiene, continuity, waterproofing and protection against chemical spills.

Resin flooring helps to consolidate the support surface, prevents the formation of dust, improves wear resistance and the smooth transit of vehicles, even offering a wide range of decorative possibilities.

The resin, however, cannot replace the proper design of the concrete flooring itself, which must take into consideration the mechanical properties, the shrinkage and expansion joints, the dimensions, gradients, and the flatness.

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What type of resin flooring do I need to choose for industrial use?

In the industrial building sector, there are many different functional requirements depending on the type of industry and the use that is made of the flooring. Is often the case that within the same building should be installed resin floors with different characteristics depending on the uses of the various environments: production, storage, offices, laboratories, etc.

A careful assessment of the specific requirements of the resin application’s area is always performed on a case-to-case basis, taking care to design a flooring solution that will become an integral part of the company's production process and that will follow its future developments.

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