Reepol supply quality flooring products and solutions throughout the UK and Ireland. However, we do not install our products. We focus on research and development and manufacturing new and innovation designs and solutions. For the contracting, we rely on an excellent network of epoxy resin flooring contractors throughout the country including FeRFA Contractors of the Year.
These contractors have laid millions of square metres of flooring. They prepare concrete surfaces, remove existing tiles, make repairs, and carry out the preparation required before installing a seamless epoxy resin coating. Then they install the coating to the customer’s exact specifications.
As an example of how the synchronicity works, Reepol flooring products are specified for installation or refurbishment and the chosen flooring contractors take on the job. They prepare the substrate with a variety of techniques such as shot blasting and planing to remove the existing coatings and then apply a topcoat surface. There are other specialties too.
In some cases, we are called upon to provide internal and external floor conditions for wet or oily conditions, safety flooring, luminous markings, fire escape routes, demarcation lines and gangway markings for pedestrians and forklift aisles, and bespoke markings. Reepol manufactures the paint, Respol installs it.
Other times, we are specified for specialised floors and the Respol contractors install the whole range of finishes from heavy duty, chemical resistant, anti bacterial, anti static, anti slip, to safety flooring and screed. We have manufactured heavy duty rubber playground safety flooring from rubber coloured granules with polyurethane binders and Respol installed them.
Reepol develop and manufacture the product and Respol provide a complete nationwide service from preparation to installation of any of our commercial and industrial flooring systems.
Why You Need a Contractor
The value of experienced epoxy resin flooring contractors should not be underestimated. They know what they are doing and they make it look easy. In the transition between the formulation and manufacture of an excellent flooring solution and the final product, there is the task of installing the system. Trained epoxy resin flooring contractors know how to do a perfect installation regardless of the material.
As durable as it is, epoxy resin is a product that involves combining the curing agent with the resin. It has to be mixed in the correct order at the time of application. Measurements must be exact because of the way that the two components bond.
Time is of the essence. The chemical reaction that produces epoxy resin generates heat and in a matter of minutes, the mixture can be too hot to work with. It begins to harden very quickly rendering it useless. The pot life can be slowed down by working in cooler environments. To show how temperatures affects the chemical reaction, some mixtures have a pot life of 40 minutes at 10°C, 30 minutes at 20°C, and 15 minutes at 30°C.
About Our Contractors
The majority of our customers are contractors so we are well acquainted with the people who are good epoxy resin installers and we are willing to connect other customers with contractors of the highest standards. You can talk to a specialist.
“Working in the cold forming industry with a high profile customer base, we were looking for a hard wearing floor covering that had to withstand day to day running of a busy manufacturing environment. Using heavy machinery, forklift trucks and a variety of industrial oils and floor cleaning products.”
“Excellent & friendly service, quality product – would recommend to any new customer.”