The concept of “Quartzbond”, our Resin Bonded Surface System, is sometimes misconceived as being the same or similar to a Resin Bound Surface.
However, the actual process of creating a “bonded” finish relies on the application of a wet, receiving coat of viscous, polyurethane resin, this is applied using flexible, rubber levelling tools, and is generally kept to between 1 and 2 mm in depth.
Once the resin has been poured and worked in to the existing surface to find its own level, it is then cast onto with the aggregate of choice. This is commonly a smaller sized aggregate to a bound system, typically 1-3mm, but the larger, 2-5mm flints and granites can also be used. Using the larger size stones will add “texture” and “depth” to the finish, but will require more resin to accommodate the bigger aggregate and keep it bonded securely.
Suitable surfaces for this type of coating would be tarmac or concrete, the quality of which would invariably need to be better than that required for a Quartzbound finish.
This is mainly due to the fact that the resin, when applied as a liquid coating, as previously described, will always find its own level and follow the contours of the surface being overlaid. The result is that any dips or irregularities would be noticeable through the new surface.
We would advise that this type of surface be used where there is a requirement for maximum grip, and also where the existing surface is of reasonable quality in order for the Bonded finish to look the best it can.
If the existing surface is in doubt, then seek the guidance of one of our teams and they may advise that some remedial ground repairs are necessary before fitting the new surface.
We have successfully installed this type of surface to numerous woodland walks, amenity landscaped areas and rural parks.
We only recommend using the natural quartz range when installing this option.