How Much Does Resin Flooring Cost UK

11 August 2023

So you're considering your flooring options, and you're wondering about resin floors? Maybe it's simply out of curiosity, as you've come across examples online or at another property, and you were impressed with what you saw. Maybe you're planning an extension, or perhaps you're giving your old floors a makeover and a resin floor is something that has caught your eye.

Whatever the case, you'll want to know how much it's going to set you back.

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Well, the Epoxy Gang can help you with that - but let's get this straight from the start: there are a lot of different issues that affect the cost, and it's not possible to give you an accurate quote without knowing all the details of your individual flooring project.

But that doesn't stop us from diving into the subject to give you a broad overview that will help you to understand what's involved. You'll get a rough idea of what to expect and learn more about resin flooring products along the way.

All okay so far? Good - then let's get started.

How Much Does The Average Resin Floor Cost?

Websites like Checkatrade are helpful to a degree, as they give average costs for different services (as well as helping you to avoid unscrupulous traders!), although their information can sometimes be skewed as they can't cover all eventualities or update their figures as the market fluctuates in real-time.

However, it's an excellent place to start if you want a general idea of the average cost per square metre, and it also highlights our point perfectly: Currently, the average resin floor costs between £7 and £150 per square metre.

A Big Price Difference

To expand on this further, a 4x4 metre room could cost as little as £112 and as much as £2,400. As you can see, that's quite a jump in price!

So, why the huge difference in price? It's just as we said: there are several factors affecting the final price, and these have to be taken into account to find one that suits your budget and circumstances.

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What Affects The Cost Of Resin Floors?

The type of resin floor you choose can significantly affect the final price, so we'll list some of the possibilities here to give you an idea.

Epoxy Resin Flooring

This is a popular choice and our favourite material to work with - hence our name: The Epoxy Gang!

It's hard to beat an epoxy resin floor, in our opinion, but how much does epoxy flooring cost compared to other types?

Again, it depends on several factors (we'll look into these further down), including your choice of epoxy resin. That is, you can have solid epoxy resin or waterborne epoxy resin flooring.

The technical difference is that waterborne epoxy resin provides a much thinner surface but costs more than the solid resin type, but it still provides a tough, waterproof shell that looks amazing.

On the lower-cost end of the scale, you're looking at around £20 per square metre, while a solid epoxy resin floor cost will come in at around £85.

Metallic Epoxy Resin Flooring

Epoxy flooring comes in a range of finishes, including a metallic one that adds another dimension to any room. Bronze, copper and aluminium flakes are added to the resin mix to produce these breathtaking effects.

As a result, metallic floor coatings tend to be on the higher side, say, around £150 per square metre.

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Polyurethane Resin Floors

High-performance polyurethane flooring is famed for its ability to handle high temperatures and heavy impact, making it a great choice for industrial units and factories.

Even so, it still works well in residential spaces as well, so don't rule out high-performance polyurethane flooring for your home.

As for the cost per square metre, you're looking at between £50 and £100 with an average of £75.

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PMMA Flooring

Polymethyl methacrylate is a synthetic resin used mainly in industrial and commercial settings. It is applied in thin multiple layers to make a surprisingly hard surface that's ideal for the job.

This type of flooring costs at least £100 per square metre, although you might get a more favourable rate for covering large, open areas as they are easier to work with.

3D Resin Floors

This takes resin floors to a stunning new level, as the resin contains a 3D image that's only limited by your imagination. You can have beach scenes, woodland walks, stars and planets, riverside glens, autumn glades, pebble paths - you name it, and there's a 3D image to match!

Penny floors are a popular theme, with real coins set beneath a clear resin floor. They are quirky and attractive, making a great conversation piece.

However, laying a 3D floor is a highly specialised process that requires a skilled resin flooring contractor, making this a premium service with a generally higher cost. You're probably looking at between £120 to £200 per square metre for this type of resin product.

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Other Factors Affecting The Cost Of Resin Flooring

Now you have a clearer idea of the types of resin available, let's see what else might influence the installation costs of resin flooring.

Location

As with most other services and products, prices tend to be higher in the south, particularly in the London area. This might push up the cost per square metre by as much as 40%.

Not so great for Londoners or anyone in the Home Counties, but excellent news for anyone in the Midlands and upwards!

Condition Of The Floor Substrate

Resin flooring should always be laid on a sound, clean, hard surface - usually a concrete floor. If your existing floor is in good condition, it won't need a lot of preparation work, maybe just a quick wash. But if it requires more preparation, such as repair work and extensive cleaning, this will add to the cost.

Surface preparation might include diamond grinding or shot blasting to get the substrate level and in good condition ready for the resin.

The Number Of Layers

A poured resin floor might need several layers. The more layers you need, the higher the overall cost will be. Some resins require a bonding agent to ensure good adhesion between the substrate and the resin, and this can also add to the cost.

Laying The Substrate

If no suitable base exists, the contractor will have to install one, which will incur further expenses on top of the installation costs. In addition, it will impact the work schedule as time will need to be allowed for the new substrate to set before the resin floor is installed.

Size Of The Area

A bit of an obvious one, but it has to be mentioned. Simply measure the space and multiply the length by the width to get the total area, then calculate the price per square metre. A larger flooring area will cost more than a smaller one.

You can manage the cost by selecting a specific area within the room to install your poured resin floor or having a boundary around the resin floor area that uses a different material.

Labour Costs

There's no getting around this one - you are paying an experienced team to perform a task that requires training and skill. And while some of this will be factored into the cost per square metre, if anything extends the working hours beyond a reasonable time, the contractor is within their rights to increase the price to cover this.

Additional Costs

If an anti-slip coating isn't included, it's a good idea to add this for extra safety.

Also, some contractors may charge more if the project isn't on the ground floor. Hauling equipment and tools to the upper floors require more time and effort.

The type of finish you choose can make a difference, too. Most customers love a high-gloss look to their polished resin floor coating, but this is up to you. However, some finishes will cost more than others.

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Are Resin Floors Worth The Cost?

The Epoxy Gang thinks so! And so do millions of very happy customers across the UK (and worldwide).

Check out some of these amazing benefits:

  • They are extremely durable with excellent wear resistance
  • They are ideal for industrial settings
  • They are perfect for commercial settings
  • They transform residential dwellings, boosting value and appeal
  • Poured resin flooring is compatible with most underfloor heating systems
  • Most resin flooring feels comfortable and warm underfoot
  • It has a slip-resistant surface (or can have an anti-slip coating applied)
  • They have an average lifespan of at least 10 to 20 years

And when you compare the installation price with that of other flooring materials, it's clear that resin flooring is a sound investment.

Transform Your Floors With The Epoxy Gang

Do you have a specific idea in mind, or do you need some guidance? Do you need more information before you decide? Are some of the information here unclear, or are you confused about certain aspects?

Whatever stage you're at, you are welcome to call the Epoxy Gang for assistance. We'll help you to plan your next project and provide a free quote for your ideal resin floor.

We can talk you through the entire process, from preparing the substrate to determining curing times once the resin is laid. We will tell you all about the amazing colour options and advise you on finishes and textures.

We'll also discuss your budget and recommend the very best options to help you get the most for your money.

The Epoxy Gang is enthusiastic about resin flooring for a reason: it offers excellent value for money and is a great investment for the future. It performs well under most circumstances and is astonishingly durable.

It's stylish, matching contemporary and traditional styles alike. And above all, it looks absolutely amazing.

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