Resin bound surface


What is resin bound stone surface?

The resin bound stone creates a long-lasting, even, anti-slip, permeable surface. It is achieved by carefully coating each stone with clear resin. Each stone can have a different shape and colour and covering them with resin not only keeps them together, but also protects them.

The aggregate – stone – is mixed on site, it’s a cold mixture which then is applied on a base. Base has to be sturdy, like concrete, old paving slabs, even stone.

Depth of a resin bound depends on the requirements, on average it is 5-15mm, applied by hand for precision and quality finish.

What is the difference between resin bound and resin bonded surface?

Resin bonded surface is achieved by applying resin to a base and then ‘gluing’ the stones to the resin. It’s thinner than a resin bound surface as it is just one layer of stone. In addition, it is not permeable. We do not do resin bonded surfaces – we specialise in resin bound solutions.


Permeability – what is it and why is it important?

Permeability refers to the rate of flow of a fluid through a porous material. In case of polyutherene resin and resin bound surfaces it means limited risk of puddles when it rains, as the water drains away. This feature is especially beneficial for those of you who are considering polyurethane resin solutions for your driveways, garden pathways and pool areas.

Why use resin bound stone surface?

  • Low maintenance, a pressure washer once or twice per year should be sufficient
  • Permeable, reducing the risk of unwanted puddles and localised flooding
  • Waterproof, for added durability
  • Non slip surface, for extra grip
  • The surface is smooth, reducing the risk of tripping and it makes it pushchair and wheelchair friendly
  • You can order a bespoke design with a house number, unique pattern or your logo by mixing your choice of colours and shapes
  • It can be used indoors as well as outdoors
  • Works great with underfloor heating, for added comfort
  • UV resistant, so the colour lasts longer than on composition created with exposed stone
  • No weeds can go through, so you do not have to worry about it becoming untidy
  • It’s Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) compatible

Where use resin bound stone surface?

Resin bound floor can be applied both indoors and outdoors and this solution is appropriate for both residential and commercial applications. Here’s a list of most popular.



  • car parks
  • tree pits
  • school yards
  • restaurant interiors
  • showroom floors
  • hard landscaping
  • swimming pools

If you have questions and are looking for advice whether resin bound stone surface is appropriate for your next project, get in touch.

Resin bound stone can be mixed in a variety of colours:

RBS is capable of meeting  different expectations from our customers - thanks to our varied offer we can always give solutions tailored to your needs.

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