Floor Resin

Using a floor resin changes the design of your home

Going to scroll through the images of my works, some are distinguished by the use of floor resin. Specifically, in the two photos below, it was used in a renovation of an apartment in Sesto Fiorentino and in the renovation of the room of the Sogna Firenze hotel, more precisely the Amerigo Vespucci suite.

The choice was made for various purposes, first of all, to give a very particular design to the rooms. In fact, the resin on the floor allows, thanks to the optical illusion of not having the joints, to give a feeling of enlargement of the spaces.

If we take, for example, the house in Sesto Fiorentino, the use of a spatulated white resin has illusively created an effect of “gigantic ice track”.

Having no escape lines, and therefore being a single body, the human eye tends to lose the normal references to which it is accustomed, to evaluate space. And this allows you to have the feeling that the spaces are larger, compared to a traditional floor made of stoneware or parquet.

Designing houses with resin is certainly one of the trends of recent years. In fact, a certain habit of seeking a minimal design leads to a few clean lines which tend to “run away”.

For this reason, the use of resin, precisely because of its lack of contrasting lines, that of the joints, allows even more to have a clean and minimalist effect.

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Private residence

Designing houses with resin also means being able to “play” with a variety of colors and effects that undoubtedly create a particular design.

One example is the floor resin used in this hotel room. In fact, here we wanted to create a unique effect that would recall the sea.

We needed to create a unique design and only the resin would allow us to achieve such an aesthetic impact.

The workings in this case were made in various steps. In fact, an airbrush was used to create the effect of the waves and the beach, like a real drawing on the floor. Only then was the resin used to continue the processes.

The glossy finish allowed this reflective effect, typical of the sea.

Designinh houses with resin, therefore, you need to have a very refined design concept, to obtain a fascinating result.

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Suite Amerigo Vespucci

Weak points of the floor resin

Obviously, like all floors, even resin, is not immune from having problems. It was once said that the resin tended to turn yellow, which over time and the technological research of the products currently on the market, has disappeared.

It can risk cracking, if it has been badly laid, but unlike a traditional floor, the floor resin can be retouched, while for a stoneware tile, if a breakage occurs, only the whole tile must be replaced.

However, it is good to think of designing houses with resin only if you are not looking for a classic floor, to which we are commonly used, but if you want to experiment with non-trivial design settings.

In fact, the floor resin remains for the most part an unknown world and above all a craftsmanship. In fact, for a customer it is difficult, compared to a stoneware, to be able to imagine the final final effect that the resin on the floor can create.

You must therefore rely on expert installers and above all play with a little imagination. Without the fear of daring, relying on the search for a different design than usual, which only floor resin can give.

Always remembering that it is a floor, which like everyone else, has its strengths and weaknesses.

Among the qualities that must be remembered there is also the simplicity of cleaning that a floor resin allows. No special products are needed to clean it. Obviously it is important to intervene quickly to dry any liquids that may fall on it (liquids such as wine or others that can stain the resin).

Designing houses with resin, therefore, at least for an architect, is one of the fundamental elements for obtaining an engaging and particular design. It is by virtue of this aesthetic aspect that we often decide to use a floor resin.