Wonders of the World Sample Case (Paths and Patio)

Product Code
WOTW-24-21

24 Cylindrical Resin Bound Samples attached using a removable velcro with the rear labelled with the name of the sample.

This is our ultimate sample case, containing our most popular blends and 12 samples which are exclusive to Vuba in the UK.

The case contains blends of granite, quartz, flint and marble aggregates. All aggregates have been tested for particle density, water absoprtion and abrasion resistance. And each blend has been tested in line with British Standards for compressive strength.


24 Velcro Samples in a Handy Carry Case
£145.00 £174.00

Everything
you need to
know.

You don't always have to compete on price. We have transformed the landscape of Resin Bound Surfacing with this palette of covetable Marbles, Flints, Quartz and Granites, may of which exclusively available from Vuba.

With cleaner aggregates, a broader range of greys and fantastic tones and shades, it is easy to understand why Vuba has a repuatation of the largest and most desireable colour range in resin bound surfacing. 

When you order a Resin Bound Sample case you will be contacted by one of our Account Managers who will talk you through the range and provide further advice, support and Trade Prices.

Easihold can be applied using three easy methods, each suited to a different type of application. You can pour it on, spray it on or mix it in.

Easihold can be poured on from a watering can. We recommend using a maximum of 1 litre per m2, ensuring your stones are evenly coated.

This method is quite straightforward, without the use of specialist equipment and ensures good penetration into the stones.

Easihold can be spray applied using a standard airless sprayer. For the spray application, you can double the coverage area of 1 litre of Easihold – covering up to 2 m2 per litre.

Spraying Easihold limits penetration into the base layer of the stones. Great for achieving a larger coverage but this method won’t provide as robust a surface finish. We would recommend this application method for decorative use only.

We recommend using 2 applications of Easihold when applying by the Pour On or Spray On method for the strongest finish. Ensure that the first coat has been allowed to fully dry - and don't saturate! 

Sometimes pouring and spraying can risk splashing your paving, or surrounding areas. In these circumstances you can mix Easihold with your stones until they’re evenly coated – usually 2 litres is enough to coat a standard 25kg bag of stones. The mixing method leaves the strongest finish - guaranteeing the stones are evenly coated throughout.

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'.

It’s important you apply Easihold in the right weather conditions. Warm weather and most importantly, dry conditions for the 48 hours after application will give you optimal performance from your Easihold binder.

Easihold is a water based, air drying product. As the water evaporates, our patented Easihold particles crosslink to bond and stabilise your stones! It’s very important Easihold is able to carry out this evaporation process to gain its strength.

When this doesn’t happen – for example in cold conditions or if you have applied too much Easihold and the stones are over saturated; the crosslinking process will not occur, and the final result will be compromised

The stones you use don’t have to be dry upon purchase, but we do recommend washing and letting them dry before use, as some new stones can arrive with a silty deposit. Contamination like this will prevent a strong bond being achieved between your stones. If you’re using existing stones, try to remove any dirt or debris prior to application, and leave them to dry before applying Easihold.

There are two important factors for a suitable base for Easihold. Firstly, the base has to be stable enough to support the traffic it is to receive. And secondly, the base should be free draining. Easihold is a water-based product and will start to break down if left submerged underwater for long periods of time.

1. Scrape all of the contents of the Hardener B component into the larger Resin A component container and mix with a slow speed drill (≤ 450RPM) and MR2 paddle mixer attachment for 60-90 seconds. Overmixing will increase heat generation and reduce working time.
2. Slowly add the 26.56kg Aggregate Kit whilst mixing, and mix for approximately 2 minutes until the resin has fully encapsulated the stone. 

Pour On:
Easihold can be poured from a watering can. We recommend using a maximum of 1 litre per m2, ensuring your stones are evenly coated. Ensure you use a watering can with a steady flow that is dispersing the Easihold liquid evenly across the stones. 

This method is quite straightforward, without the use of specialist equipment and ensures good penetration into the stones.

The one main consideration with this method, and all methods of application of Easihold is over saturation. Easihold is air drying - application of excessive amounts of Easihold will leave the surface wet and unbonded. 

Spray On:
Easihold can be spray applied using a standard airless sprayer. For the spray application, you can double the coverage area of 1 litre of Easihold – covering up to 2 m2 per litre.

Spraying Easihold limits penetration into the base layer of the stones. Great for achieving a larger coverage but this method won’t provide as robust a surface finish. We would recommend this application method for decorative use only.

2 Coats:
We recommend to use 2 applications of Easihold when applying by the Pour On or Spray On method for the strongest finish. Ensure that the first coat has been allowed to fully dry - don't over-saturate! 

Mixing:
Sometimes pouring and spraying can risk splashing your paving, or surrounding areas. In these circumstances you can mix Easihold with your stones until they’re evenly coated – usually 2 litres is enough to coat a standard 25kg bag of stones. The mixing method leaves the strongest finish - guaranteeing the stones are evenly coated throughout.

You can typically only use this method of application with new stones - mixing with old, dirty stones could be difficult. 

Further Reading:
1. We STRONGLY recommend to read the FAQ's below on this page for further helpful advice. 
2. Please read our Easihold Blog for more helpful hints and tips. 
3. You can see more detailed information contained in our product datasheet and instruction book. 
4. We have an easy to understand Tutorial Video that we would recommend to view. 
5. Check our social media channels for Easihold - Easihold Instagram and Easihold Facebook

Rejuvenator is a renewing and rejuvenating product. The efficancy of Rejuvenator depends upon the surface applied to. We cannot provide a warranty for this nature of installation, but we can assure you that Rejuvenator is an extremely high quality UV Stable product. Please provide details of the project looking to be undertaken if you would like us to advise on life expectancy. 

Delivery is £4.99 + VAT for mainland UK.

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Technical
Specification

More Information
Product Range Wonders of the World (Pedestrian)
Alternative Names WOTW Sample Case, Wonders of the World, Vuba Sample Case
Size Sample Case Containing 24 Aggregate Blends
Slip Resistance Value Available for each individual aggregate.
Los Angeles Coefficient Available for each individual aggregate.
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
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom
UV Resistance / Stability UV Stable.
Elongation at Break (%) Available for Resin Binder, Valtex.
Hardness (Shore D) Available for Resin Binder, Valtex.
Tensile Strength (MPa) 13 MPa
Gasoline/ Diesel Resistance Resistant.
Minimum Application Temp 5oC and Rising
Maximum Application Temp 30oC and Falling
Suitable Substrates Optimal Base - 40-60mm Open Grade Asphalt
Recommended Thickness 18mm for Vehicle Traffic and 15mm for Pedestrian Traffic
Curing Schedule Guide Leave to dry in good weather conditions for 48 hours after application.
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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