Trowel floor

  • Publicatie datum January 30, 2024
  • Auteur Joost van Hulst
  • Laatst aangepast January 30, 2024
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Een troffelvloer is een type vloer dat bestaat uit een mengsel van kunsthars en fijne kwartszandkorrels. Het wordt met een troffel of spaan aangebracht op de ondergrond, waardoor een naadloos, sterk en slijtvast oppervlak ontstaat.

Troffelvloeren zijn geschikt voor zowel binnen- als buitentoepassingen en kan in verschillende kleuren en afwerkingen worden geleverd. We vertellen je alles wat je moet weten over troffelvloeren, de voordelen, de eigenschappen, de kosten, de toepassing in bedrijfsomgevingen en de veelgestelde vragen.

Wat is een troffelvloer?

Een troffelvloer is een naadloze vloer die bestaat uit verschillende lagen harsen en fijne vulstoffen, zoals kwarts of marmerkorrels. Deze vloer staat bekend om zijn hoge slijtvastheid en duurzaamheid.

Troffelvloeren worden veel toegepast in bedrijfsomgevingen zoals kantoren, magazijnen, werkplaatsen en projecthallen vanwege hun robuustheid en veelzijdigheid.

De kunsthars kan bestaan uit epoxy, polyurethaan of acrylaat, afhankelijk van de gewenste eigenschappen en toepassing van de vloer. De hars zorgt voor de hechting, de flexibiliteit en de bescherming van de vloer.

Wat zijn de voordelen van een troffelvloer?

Een troffelvloer heeft vele voordelen ten opzichte van andere soorten vloeren. Hieronder noemen we de belangrijkste:

  • Duurzaamheid: troffelvloeren zijn uiterst slijtvast en gaan jarenlang mee, zelfs in intensief gebruikte ruimtes.
  • Hygiëne: door de naadloze structuur zijn troffelvloeren gemakkelijk te reinigen en te onderhouden, waardoor ze zeer geschikt zijn voor omgevingen waar hygiëne belangrijk is, zoals in de voedingsindustrie.
  • Chemische bestendigheid: troffelvloeren kunnen goed tegen chemicaliën, oliën en zuren, wat ze geschikt maakt voor bijvoorbeeld werkplaatsen en fabrieken.
  • Veiligheid: de vloer is antislip en voldoet aan de geldende veiligheidsnormen, wat zorgt voor een veilige werkomgeving.
  • Esthetiek: troffelvloeren zijn verkrijgbaar in verschillende kleuren en afwerkingen, waardoor ze aan te passen zijn aan de gewenste uitstraling van de ruimte.

Wat zijn de eigenschappen van een troffelvloer?

Een troffelvloer heeft een aantal specifieke eigenschappen die het onderscheiden van andere soorten vloeren. We hebben alle belangrijke eigenschappen voor je in een overzicht gezet:


Thickness3 to 6 millimeters
MaterialSynthetic resin (epoxy, polyurethane or acrylic) and quartz sand
Application methodTrowel or trowel
FinishTop layer or coating (transparent, anti-slip or anti-static)
ColourChoose from a wide color palette
CartridgeChoice of different patterns (e.g. concrete look, marble look or granite look)
Gloss levelChoice of different gloss levels (from matt to high gloss)
Compressive strengthBetween 40 and 60 N/mm2
Tensile strengthBetween 10 and 15 N/mm2
Wear resistanceBetween 0.02 and 0.05 mm/1000 m (according to Taber test)
Moisture resistanceBetween 0.1 and 0.3 kg/m2/h0.5 (according to DIN 52615)
Thermal conductivityBetween 0.4 and 0.6 W/mK (according to DIN 52612)
Sound insulation coefficientBetween 10 and 20 dB (according to ISO 140-8)
Fire classBfl-s1 (according to EN 13501-1)

How much does a trowel floor cost?

The cost of a trowel floor depends on a number of factors, such as the size of the surface, the condition of the substrate, the thickness of the floor, the type of resin, the color, the pattern, the finish and the labor costs.

On average you can count on a price between €40 and €80 per square meter, including VAT and installation. For an exact quote, it is best to contact a specialized company such as ICM Projects. Request a quote without obligation and receive an immediate quote.

Application of trowel floors in commercial environments

Trowel floors are very suitable for commercial environments because they can withstand intensive use, are easy to maintain and have a professional appearance. Therefore, they can be used in different types of spaces, such as:


Trowel floors are the ideal choice for offices because they create a quiet and comfortable working atmosphere. They dampen the sound of footsteps and office chairs, conduct the heat from underfloor heating and can be perfectly matched to the corporate identity and interior of the office. In addition, trowel floors are hygienic and allergy-free, which contributes to a healthy indoor climate.


Trowel floors are ideal for warehouses because they can withstand heavy loads and mechanical influences. They can effortlessly withstand bumps, scratches, abrasions and wear from forklifts, pallet trucks and other vehicles.

In addition, trowel floors are moisture-resistant and liquid-tight, so they are not damaged by leaks or spills. The easy cleaning process is very important for hygiene and safety in the warehouse.


Trowel floors prove their value in workshops because they are resistant to both chemical and thermal influences. They withstand acids, oils, greases, fuels and other aggressive substances that may occur in a workshop.

Trowel floors can also withstand high and low temperatures, so they do not shrink or expand when heated or cooled. They are also antistatic or conductive, so they do not build up or release an electrical charge.

Project halls

Trowel floors are ideal for project halls because they can cover large surfaces seamlessly. They give a project hall a sleek and modern appearance that fits seamlessly with the nature and purpose of the project. In addition, trowel floors are durable and easy to maintain, which means they last a long time and retain their quality.

How long does it take to install a trowel floor?

Installing a trowel floor takes on average between 4 and 7 days, depending on the size of the surface, the condition of the substrate, the thickness of the floor and the drying time of the resin. Installing a trowel floor consists of the following steps:

  1. Preparation: The surface is checked for flatness, cracks, holes, moisture and dust. Any imperfections are repaired or leveled. The surface is also degreased and sanded to ensure good adhesion.
  2. Primer layer: The surface is provided with a primer layer, which fills the pores of the surface and improves the adhesion of the trowel floor. The primer coat must dry for at least 12 hours before the next coat can be applied.
  3. Trowel layer: The trowel layer is applied with a trowel or trowel, in a thickness of 3 to 6 millimeters. The trowel layer consists of a mixture of synthetic resin and quartz sand, which can be supplied in the desired color and pattern. The trowel coat must dry for at least 24 hours before the next coat can be applied.
  4. Sanding and leveling coat: The trowel coat is sanded and leveled to create a smooth and even surface. Any imperfections or air bubbles are removed or filled. The sanding and leveling layer must dry for at least 12 hours before the next layer can be applied.
  5. Top layer or coating: The top layer or coating is applied to provide the trowel floor with extra protection against dirt, moisture, scratches and wear. The top layer or coating can be transparent, anti-slip or anti-static, depending on the customer’s wishes and requirements. The top layer or coating must dry for at least 24 hours before the floor can be used.

Trowel floor from ICM Projects

ICM Projects is a specialized company that has more than 20 years of experience in supplying and installing trowel floors in corporate environments. We guarantee quality, craftsmanship and service.

At ICM Projects you can count on personal advice, professional installation and an excellent warranty. Request a no-obligation quote immediately or contact us to make an appointment in our experience center.

How thick is a trowel floor?

A trowel floor has a thickness of 3 to 6 millimeters, depending on the substrate and the load. In general, a thicker trowel floor is stronger and more durable, but also more expensive and time-consuming to install. The optimal thickness of a trowel floor depends on the situation and the advice of the specialist.

What factors determine the price of a trowel floor?

The price of a trowel floor is influenced by factors such as the surface area of the room, the desired finish and any preparatory work. For an exact quote, it is advisable to request a quote from a specialized company such as ICM Projects.

What is the difference between a trowel floor and a cast floor?

A trowel floor and a cast floor are both types of plastic floors that consist of a synthetic resin and a filler. The difference is mainly in the filler and the application method. A trowel floor is filled with fine quartz sand grains and applied with a trowel or trowel.

A cast floor, on the other hand, is filled with coarser quartz sand grains or other materials such as rubber or cork and is applied with a casting bucket or syringe. This means that a trowel floor has a finer structure and a harder surface than a cast floor.

The trowel floor is also thicker and stronger than a cast floor. However, a cast floor is thinner and more flexible than a trowel floor. A cast floor can also be laid over existing floors more easily than a trowel floor.


Joost van Hulst
Joost van HulstCEO

Purchasing a company floor does not happen overnight. A good floor is only the basis for high work performance if you and your colleagues function optimally in it. For that simple reason, CEO Joost van Hulst makes sure every project runs smoothly every day. We get to the bottom of things for our clients. From administrative offices to hospitals. Ready to perform? The floor is yours.

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