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The 3 Pillars of Epoxy

When it comes to Epoxy Resin, I have found through extensive experience working in the industry at every level for every type of client that there were 3 main issues that impacted my ability to perform to the standard I aspired to. These main 3 issues were:

  • Yellowing

  • Abrasive resistance

  • Costs

I set out 2 years ago with a mission to tackle each issue and bring a product and system to the forefront of the industry that could allow me the ability to create my bespoke tailored designs whilst affording me peace of mind of longevity.

There's nothing worse than dropping a spectacular floor only to get a call back months down the line for issues beyond your control.


So how did we fix these issues?


Well like Samson we pulled down the pillars and started to build a new standard for the industry.


Pillar 1) Yellowing

Firstly we tackled the yellowing aspect. It's an industry myth that UV-stable sealers like PU and Polyaspartic will stop yellowing...FALSE. They stop nothing as they allow the UV to pass through them and still discolour the epoxy underneath. This is where Jenflow came in.

We decided to challenge ourselves and approach the issue of yellowing from an entirely different angle. Why not make the design coat non-yellowing? So 2 years of research and development and testing PUs and other resin types, we managed to create a truly unique and innovative Epoxy, based on Aliphatic Chemistry. We also made this Plant-based to honour commitments to be more environmentally friendly and conscious going forward as a company.


Pillar 2) Abrasive Resistance

As with all floors, they feel the brunt of all traffic within a house or premises, from dragging and dropping to spilling they are the workhorse of the building. As such, they need to be durable and be able to withstand day-to-day living. Now, there are options that have been readily available for years such as our Satin PU or adding aggregate to increase scratch resistance but that only accounts for 50% of the industry. The remaining 50% want Gloss.

Gloss finishes have been a thorn in my side since entering the resin industry. Well, not anymore, in fact, I now relish and welcome Gloss finishes and they look spectacular when done. How might you ask? Well, using our Ultra Bio Aliphatic Epoxy of course. Because it's based on Aliphatic chemistry it's closely related to rubber as opposed to aromatic epoxies which are related to plastic. So what does this mean? Well, it means the floor can withstand scratches better as it absorbs the impact. Our Gloss resins perform to Mohs 7 same as ceramic whereas, the older aromatic perform Mohs 3 same as marble. So it's really a no-brainer.


Pillar 3) Costs

We tirelessly looked at all angles and methods to find ways to lower costs to make it more affordable and also less of an inconvenience for clients. The simplest way was to decrease the time taken to install. We needed to find a way to shorten the whole install method whilst retaining the overall quality of the finish. We dared not touch the design aspect as this needed to remain as is for the installer to be able to create beautifully stunning designs. So, this left us with 1 option to start from the ground up. We created a faster self-smoothing compound called Jen-Crete RS to speed up this process and also a faster primer called the One Prime. A dawn of new era was born with our One Day system. Faster prep gives you more time to focus on the design which is what the client and all their friends will see and envy. Furthermore, this system offers less inconvenience for your client meaning less time out of the premises and more time to enjoy your creations.


So in short to summarise:

Faster, Better, Longer lasting floors at your feet when using Jenflow Systems!


Check out our new YouTube tutorial showcasing our One Day System here.


If you have any questions in regards to our one day system or if you are interested in a quote, please don't hesitate to contact us on:

📞01922 401 893

📧info@jenflow.co.uk

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