Industrial floor compared to other floor coverings

Of course, industrial floors or reactive resin coatings could of course also be used in private areas. Their high resistance and durability as well as their durability would bring a great advantage. How industrial floors compare to traditional flooring in terms of performance, price, and durability, can be read here.


Industrial floors are basically only suitable for cellars or garage spaces. Installing a coated, highly load-bearing concrete floor in a residential building is often not possible for static reasons.

For cellars and garage rooms there are still some alternatives, so in the following some comparisons should be made.


Depending on which type of industrial floor to be installed, the costs are very different. The "classic" industrial floor is a reactive resin coated concrete floor with high load capacity. Alternatively, a reaction resin screed can be installed.

The main problem here is the cost of the coating. A reaction resin coating - together with the required primers and preliminary work - would cost about EUR 2,200 for a specialist company for an area of ​​80 m².

For comparison: an acrylic coating for concrete for the same area is, depending on the materials used, at about 300 - 450 EUR.

Alternatively, one could consider a tiled floor with high-strength floor tiles - for garage or basement but that is priced relatively expensive.

Even a cheap PVC floor comes to around 300 - 400 EUR in this area. For special applications, PVC heavy-duty tiles could also be considered, where prices are flexible, depending on the type of tile and the manufacturer.

At about 40 EUR per square meter thick linoleum (about 4 mm) can keep up, but laying is a bit more expensive.

Abrasion resistance and chemical resistance in comparison

Tiles are almost equal in terms of abrasion resistance and durability of an industrial floor. They are visually but much more appealing and therefore suitable for the living area.

Linoleum is also a very durable flooring that comes in many interesting designs. Linoleum is extremely durable and very resistant to most chemicals. Its durability makes it an interesting alternative also as flooring throughout the home.

pressure load

Not all types of tiles are as strong as an industrial floor, but porcelain stoneware also has a very high load capacity. Linoleum can also withstand high pressure loads - with suitable substrate. Alternatively, of course, the concrete can be easily coated.

Care and cleaning

Both tiles as well as linoleum are very hygienic and very easy to clean. In hygienic areas, only the joints need to be specially treated for tiles. The hygienic performance and properties of a cleanroom floor can be achieved with both types of flooring.

Plastic coverings and coated concrete floors (simple acrylic coating) also ensure easy cleaning.

The industrial floor with its high abrasion resistance is therefore quite suitable for home use by common coverings to replace, which can also be used in living rooms, where the industrial floor would visually out of place.

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