The Difference Between Concrete and Resin
Many people are wondering what the difference is between concrete and resin. These two types of flooring have many similarities, but also some very stark differences. We at Project Concrete Perth took a look at both materials to see which one would be best for you!
Their biggest difference is their lifetime. Concrete can last up to 100 years, while resin only lasts for around 15-20 years. However, concrete costs about $30 per square foot, and resin floors cost about $60-$70 per square foot. Also, concrete is more porous than resin, so it will absorb moisture.
Concrete has many benefits, for example, your concrete flooring can be refinished or repaired if worn out, while there’s no way to repair a resin floor once damage starts happening. Concrete also doesn’t scratch easily as most people think! It’s very durable when cared for properly by using sealants on the surface every few years. Resin floors are often made with recycled materials which makes them environmentally friendly too!
Another difference between these two types of floors? The installation process is much different due to their varying weights and sizes! Resin floor tiles are all around lighter in comparison because they’re not as dense as concrete tiles. Concrete flooring is much heavier and can’t be cut or drilled into easily!
Resin floors are better for heavily trafficked areas while concrete flooring is better for your garage or other places that are less traveled. If you have kids and pets, resin floors will handle the wear and tear much better than a concrete one would!
In conclusion, concrete and resin have many similarities, but their lifetime is the biggest difference between them.