NatraTex vs Resin Bound Surfacing
Resin-bound surfacing is a popular choice in the creation of driveways, paths, and patios. This is because it is aesthetically pleasing and durable. Not only that, but it can be used in a wide range of applications, both domestic and commercial.
NatraTex as a surface choice is a popular alternative to resin-bound surfacing. In this article, we’ll take a look at the application possibilities of both types of surfacing, along with their benefits, to help you make the best choice when it comes to your project.
What is resin bound surfacing?
Resin-bound surfacing is created by mixing aggregates with clear resin. This mixture is then applied to a prepared surface and smoothed out before being left to cure. The result is a fully bound surface, smooth surface course which is most commonly used to make driveways.
What is NatraTex?
NatraTex is an asphalt surface course which can be used to create footpaths, access roads, driveways, car parks, and more. It is typically installed on a conventional asphalt binder course, similar to the application of conventional macadam. In like for like applications, NatraTex is as durable as conventional black asphalt.
What are the benefits of using NatraTex over resin bound surfacing?
Undoubtedly, resin bound surfacing is a great choice as a surface course. Aesthetically it is quite versatile as different colours and types of aggregates can be used to create a unique and attractive finish. Alongside this, it is very low maintenance and hard-wearing. As it is a fully bound surface, there are no loose stones to contend with and it is also SUDS compliant, which means that water can drain through it naturally.
That being said, NatraTex is a viable alternative to resin-bound surfacing. This is because it not only matches resin bound systems in terms of benefits but exceeds them. NatraTex is an extremely aesthetically pleasing surface course. It is available in a wide range of colours, starting with the neutral buff tones of NatraTex Cotswold and ending with a rainbow of choices with NatraTex Colour. It is also hard-wearing and versatile enough to be used in a wide range of applications. For example, it can be laid in such a way to withstand high traffic volumes and pressure without being damaged or needing to be repaired. This makes it a fantastic, cost-effective, long-term surfacing choice, particularly in commercial applications.
While, as a general rule, asphalt surface courses are impermeable, we have developed a SUDs compliant porous NatraTex option across the NatraTex Colour range. This means NatraTex can be used in residential areas, as well as for commercial purposes and roads.
Learn More About NatraTex As An Alternative To Resin Bound Surfacing
If you’d like to learn more about NatraTex as an alternative to resin bound surfacing, get in touch. Here at BituChem, we take great pride in supplying high-quality surface products that go the distance in any and all types of applications. From NatraTex Cotswold to NatraTex Colour and NatraTex Eco, our product range offers surfacing solutions for all types of projects ranging from residential and regeneration to retail and commercial. Contact us today to arrange a CPD session to learn more about NatraTex and its uses.