Ocean Grey 1-3mm 25kg

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Ocean Grey 1-3mm

25kg bag of Ocean Grey 2-5mm, washed and dried marble aggregate.

£7.78 £9.34

Everything
you need to
know.

Rejuvenator is a new innovation in resin bound & bonded strengthening technology.

Rejuvenator is a two part polyurethane resin sealer, manufactured by Vuba using the same chemical components as a Resin Bound Binder. Rejuvenator is supplied as a 10kg kit. 

Rejuvenator is a solvent based rejuvenating and renewing sealer for tired and worn resin bound driveways. Rejuvenator enhances the colour, look and feel of a Resin based driveway. 

The sealer is supplied in two parts, ready for mixing and application using a medium pile roller. We recommend to add 200ml of Accelerex when applying in temperatures less than 10oC.

10kg covers 25m2 in one 'good' coat. Rejuvenator has a film thickness of 400 microns or 0.4mm. Rejuvenator will not block or reduce permeability of the resin bound system.

We manufacture Rejuvenator in a 10kg kit. 

10kg covers 25m2 in one coat. 

Each Rejuvenator kit is applied liberally to ensure the surface is fully saturated.

A Genuine and Ethical Manufacturer
We manufacture a range of aliphatic polyurethane resin binders, for use in the encapsulation of natural aggregates. These are tested to BS-2782. Our Ethos is:

Best in Class Quality
Lowest Price
Ethical Products

Best in Class Quality
The Paving Expert said of our Resin Bound Range ‘In my humble opinion….the best product is the resin bound range from Vuba’. This review was based on attending The Landscape Show 2019, where we also were nominated for The Best Product 2019.

Lowest Price
Best on price for the highest quality products. We offer 7.5kg UVR Resin Kits from £41.999 up to £47.99 depending upon quantity – less than the industry price for a 6.5kg Underbound Non Compliant Kit. How can we do this? Because we manufacture resin and sell directly the contractor online and on our telesales line. We are the only manufacturer of resins that directly sources our resin bound aggregates also.

How are we Ethical?
We only produce Aliphatic UV Stable Resin Binders, and FeRFA Compliant Resin Kits. We support the growth of the resin bound industry through quality, reliable products that give our customers real value. We support the long term growth and reputation of resin bound surfacing.

At Vuba, We Promise…

- The cheapest products of equal quality in the industry
- To match any cheaper quotation like for like
- We do not re-label other people's products
- We are not a middle man for either stone or resin
- We are not new to resin systems and their applications

Your Resin Bound Partner
We provide a dedicated Account Manager for our contractor’s and regularly customers. We aim to give industry leading advice and help, so your project is successful.

Here’s how we support our contractors…

Next Day Delivery As Standard
A Dedicated Account Manager
Industry Leading Products
Extensive Testing & Product Trialling
Huge Amounts of Stock
UK Exclusive Aggregate Blends
A Single Source Supplier

We are Well Known, Trusted and Awarded
Work with a manufacturer who is known to your customers.

Re-assure your customers with…

Our Technical Datasheets and Extensive Testing
Largest Social Media Following in the World
Award Winning and Exclusive Products
Millions of Views on our Youtube Resin Channel
£2m Worth of Installation Enquiries in 2019

All aggregate blends within this range are tested extensively, in accordance with both FeRFA Guidelines, ISO 178, ISO 604, and BS-2782. Test results available upon request.

 

New products, formulations and aggregates are being introduced to Resin Bound Surfacing. The Vuba Ethos is to lead developments within the industry, both in innovation and integrity. Find out a little more about our testing below.

 

1. Resin Binder

2. Aggregates

3. Resin Bound System


1. Resin Binder

a. Tensile Strength
b. Elgonation %
c. Hardness (Shore D)

These are tested to BS-2782. For further information, please see our Valtex Technical Datasheet.

Mechanical Properties:

Mechanical Properties

Results

Shore D Hardness

65

Elongation at Break

70%

Tensile Strength

13 MPa

 

2. Aggregates

The preferred method for testing aggregate suitability for use in resin bound systems is the Los Angeles Abrasion Test. The standard Los Angeles Abrasion Test subjects a coarse aggregate sample to abrasion, impact, and grinding in a rotating steel drum containing a specified number of steel spheres. The amount of weight lost as a percentage of its original value is referred to as the Los Angeles Coefficient. 

Other commonly used aggregate testing methods include PSV (Polished Stone Value), ACV (Aggregate Crushing Value), Aged Weather Testing and Field Testing.

All aggregates within this range have been testing using some or all of the above methods. A combination of Empirical and Field Test Data is used to create a detailed profile of each aggregate blend, including strength and suitability.

3. Resin Bound System

We test the complete resin bound system to International Standards ISO 178 and ISO 604. The tests carried out include Compression Testing, and Flexural Strength Testing using a Three Point Bend Test. The determining factors of the strength of any resin system is as follows:

a. Resin / Aggregate Ratio
b. Chemical Formulation
c. Aggregate Quality
d. Aggregate Size Grading

a. Resin / Aggregate Ratio
The FeRFA Resin Flooring Association has a guide to the appropriate ratio of resin to aggregate. The guidelines now state that a ratio of 7.06% of resin is required to the total amount of aggregate to be suitable as a resin bound surface. You can see details below:

FeRFA Compliance:

Product

Size

Resin / Aggregate Ratio

FeRFA Compliant

Valtex Resin Binder

7.5kg

7.06%

Yes

Competitor A

7kg

6.59%

No

Competitor B

6.5kg

6.12%

No


The total size of resin kit is very important to the strength of a resin binder. Too little resin, and the system is underbound resulting in failure by loose stone. An underbound resin screed is highly susceptible to issues with lack of compaction, or thickness. A correctly bound system will be more forgiving for installers. 

b. Chemical Formulation
The ratio of Resin A to Hardener B has a determining affect on the overall mechanical strength of the resin bound system. We manufacture our binders using a High Isocyanate formulation. Isocyanate is the 'expensive' part of the formulation, essential for a high Shore D Hardness value. You can see typical Mechanical Properties for our Valtex and MarbleBound Resin Binders below. 

UV Stability:
Some suppliers offer a none UV stable form of resin because none UV or 'Aromatic MDI' resin is cheaper. This resin turns yellow / brown within hours of sunlight. We do not offer any resin binders which are not UV Resistant as part of our Ethical Ethos. You can see more about our Ethos here.  

C. Aggregate Quality
Aggregate quality is dictated by Cleanliness, Porosity, Size Uniformity and Aggregate Physical Properties. 

Therefore the quality of the aggregate is of vital importance when considering the Overall System Strength. For example, a fine, more absorbent aggregate can require up to 15% more resin to achieve saturation than other aggregates, our research has shown. 

We are an importer of aggregates and manufacturer of award winning resin bound systems - we are not a middle man, or a company that is brand new to supplying resin systems. We have spent 1,000's of hours visiting quarries throughout the world, and ensuring our aggregates undergo extensive testing. 

d. Aggregate Size Grading
The Blend Specification or Design has a large impact on the strength of a system. Addition of our binding quartz alone will increase the overall strength of a resin bound system by 20-30%, our research has shown. 

Similarly, a greater size variation of equal and suitable deviation creates a more compact final finish. Some of our blends will have a range from 0.4 - 0.8mm, 1mm to 3mm, 2-4mm, 2-5mm, 4-6mm. Greater compaction helps to prevent against stone loosening due to vehicle turning etc. 

Click here to visit the Resin Binder page if you would like to read more information about our binders.

Cleaner and More Consistent:
Our aggregates demonstrate unrivalled cleanliness, size uniformity and colour consistency. The result is a significantly reduced chance of shading for contractors.

A Broader Range of Sizes:
The average Wonders of the World blend contains an industry leading 4 or 5 different aggregate size gradings per blend. Such a complete matrix of aggregates sizes, gradually grading up from 0.4mm up to 6mm in diameter throughout the full spectrum of the blend results in an easier to lay and more compact resin system with less chance of stone loosening. 

Binding Quartz:
Each blend within the range contains a Binding Quartz, a neutral translucent aggregate, 0.4mm - 0.8mm in size, perfect to create a strong matrix of sizes without negatively changing the appearance. This quartz increases the strength of the system by 20-30% compared to traditional resin bound surfacing without the 'sand'.

Easihold

When considering your base, you should think about 'is this base strong enough for my intended purpose? The base is of less importance with Easihold than Resin Bound, as Easihold is also a wearing course. 

We would recommend the ideal substrate to be a compacted hardcore, or other stabilised surface should as concrete, existing paving, macadam etc. We would advise the inclusion of a permeable membrane beneath the system to prevent growth of weeds. 


1m2 Resin Bound Resin Kit


Sub-Base:

Before application of an Asphalt / Tarmac base, concrete or cellular grid, there should be in place the correct sub-base. This would be a minimum 150mm depth of well compacted Type 3 granular sub-base to SHW clause 805, or 4/40mm, 4/20mm crushed aggregate to BS EN12620 or locally available secondary or recycled aggregates which comply with the above specification blinded with 2/6.3mm graded crushed concrete aggregate to BS EN12620.

Concrete: 
1. Concrete bay proportions should be ideally 1:1 and should not be greater than 3:2, long narrow strips of concrete will crack across the bay width and these cracks are likely to be mirrored in the surfacing. 
2. Open bay joints are likely to cause cracking in the surfacing and formation should be prevented by application of Polycrete repair mortar into the joints. Bays should be linked with steel mesh reinforcement, or if already in place, a surface grade mesh should be embedded in the surface using an epoxy bedding coat. 
3. Ensure that the concrete has a minimum design strength of C35 and that the concrete has a minimum compressive strength of 25N/mm2 before the surface is prepared, in accordance with BS 8500-2:2015. 

Drainage:
Ensure that falls are in place to an adequate drainage system when applying to an impermeable concrete base. Water will flow through the Vuba resin bound system and run across the concrete surface.

Asphalt (Bituminous Macadam):
The bitumen binder of asphalt concrete must have a pen value no greater than 100/150, when tested in accordance with EN 1426 Needle Penetration Test. It is advisable to use a harder grade of bitumen when machine application is possible and 70/100 pen (or harder) is preferred.

Bituminous materials with a higher pen value will be too soft and may deform in warm weather. Adequate compaction of the sub-base and base is essential to prevent cracking. A minimum 1 tonne “sit on” roller should be used when possible and the contractor must ensure that the construction is fully restrained at all edges to ensure dimensional stability.

Drainage:
Rainwater will flow through the permeable Vuba Resin Bound System, and through the open grade binder course. An integral drainage system is not required.

Cellular Grid:
We would recommend to use a cellular grid of 40-50mm in depth. The grid should be set on to a well compacted sub-base as laid out above. The cellular grid should then be filled with well compacted 4/10mm graded crushed aggregate to BS EN12620. The in-fill aggregate must be compacted to ensure the profile of the cellular grid is still visible, and capable of bonding to the resin bound system. 

Failure to compact the stones within the grid correctly will result in a slump of the resin bound material through the grid, causing delamination. 

Perimeter Edging:
Protect all edges abutting soft landscaping with brick, steel, timber or concrete to prevent damage to the surfacing. Edgings should be securely fixed to prevent movement. A flexible joint filler should be used at edgings where there is potential for movement to separate the surfacing from the edging.

Concrete Preparation:
Prepare concrete by mechanical means to provide a sound, clean, dry substrate that is free from laitance and suitable for application of the resin bound surfacing. Concrete should be primed prior to application using our Easiprime or Epiprime (and seeded with a 1.4 - 1.8mm quartz).

Asphalt (Bituminous Macadam) Preparation:
Allow the asphalt to oxidise for 7 days prior to application of the Vuba Resin Bound Surface. It is not a requirement to prime asphalt surfaces.

Ensure the surface is clean, dry and free from contamination. The surface must be relatively dry or the resin will react with excess moisture to create moisture blooming. This will look like pale foaming on the surface, and will leave an unsightly finish. Ensure the surface is fully dried.

Pour the contents of Activator B in the Resin A tub, and mix using a drill and paddle. The mixing process should take approximately 90 seconds, depending upon the mixing paddle used. If using Accelerex, pour in and mix until homogenous with the rest of the components. 

Once mixed, we would recommend to pour into a scuttle. Do not pour on to the resin bound surface or it will over saturate the area. 

Mark out the area required to apply first, to ensure even distribution. Apply using a medium pile roller, ensuring now to allow pooling.

Ensure you do not traffic the resin bound system whilst it is still tacky. We would recommend Accelerex for application in temperatures less than 10oC. Resiseal takes 24 hours to cure at 20oC, but curing time will be delayed at lower temperatures. 

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Technical
Specification

More Information
Product Range Vuba Colours
Alternative Names Gris Claro (On the bag)
Size 25kg
Slip Resistance Value Dependent upon Aggregate Kit
Los Angeles Coefficient LA 25
Stone Hardness 7
PSV (Polished Stone Value) 53
AAV (Aggregate Abrasion Value) 1.3
AIV (Aggregate Impact Value) 13
ACV (Aggregate Crushing Value) 12
Mixed Resin : Aggregate Ratio 1.88kg Mixed Resin : 26.56kg Aggregate / 7.08% Mixed Resin to Aggregate Only
Resin A : Isocyanate B Ratio 120% Resin A : 100% Isocyanate B
UV Resistance / Stability UV Stable Aliphatic Resin
Elongation at Break (%) 70%
Hardness (Shore D) 65 Shore D
Tensile Strength (MPa) 13 MPa
Gasoline/ Diesel Resistance Resistant
Minimum Application Temp 5oC Minimum Application for failure. 10oC Recommended Minimum Application Temperature. Accelerex recommended for temperatures below 15oC.
Maximum Application Temp 25oC
Suitable Substrates Clean, dry and free from contamination resin bound or bonded surfaces.
Recommended Thickness Apply as per coverage rates.
Curing Schedule Guide 24 Hours at 20oC.
Suitable Resin Binder Valtex Resin Binder 7.5kg
Brand Vuba
Coverage Rate Guidance 3.5m2 per Aggregate Blend @ 18mm Depth
Aggregate Type Marble
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