Is Resin Bound Slip Resistant?

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The Quick Answer

It all depends on the aggregate of choice and the method of mixing.

  • If a smaller, smoother stone is used then this will be more likely to become slightly slippery than if a sharper stone is used.
  • When mixing kiln dried sand should be added to every mix to strengthen the bonding and add a very slight granulated texture which helps with slip resistance.
  • As well as this, a fine, crushed glass aggregate (GGG) should be evenly sprinkled over the surface of the resin once trowelled. This offers added surface grip temporarily, until the natural slip resistance comes through. This can take up to a year.

How Is Resin Bound Slip Resistant And Smooth?

Resin Bound is a completely smooth surface much like pattern imprinted concrete. This however does not mean that it is slippery when wet. The porous characteristics of resin bound allows water to pass through leaving a minimal coating of water residue on the surface. In fact, the use of Resin Bound is becoming increasingly popular around slimming pools, both commercial and residential. Many waterparks are adopting the use of Resin Bound to offer both permeability and slip resistance.

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Resin Bound Surrounding Swimming Pool

Is Resin Bound Slip Resistant Enough To Be Used On Slopes?

When laid and mixed properly, (according to BBA approved industry standards), Resin Bound offers sufficient slip resistance for use on steps, steep sloped pathways and sloped driveways, making it a great choice for almost any project.

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