Resin Bound vs. Resin Bonded

Resin Bound

This is our most popular resin drive surface and is the number one choice for driveways and pathways for both our domestic and commercial customers. The smooth, decorative finish lends itself to any environment and is an excellent surface for everyday use. Resin bound is child friendly and poses no problems for disabled or wheelchair access.

With this system the stone is mixed along with the resin in an action forced mixer.  This kind of mixing ensures each and every stone is coated in the resin.

The resin bound aggregate [stone] is then hand trowelled to a smooth finish at the appropriate depth depending on the size of aggregate used – usually between 15mm and 24mm.  See our Resin Bound Specs for more information.

With a massive choice of colours and a 10 year guarantee it’s easy to see why this is our most popular resin driveway surfacing system.

  • Smooth surface
  • Porous
  • No loose stone
  • Durable
  • Wide choice of colours
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 10 Year Guarantee


Resin Bonded

Resin bonded is usually only used in a commercial environment where maximum grip is required. Resin bonded, due to its rough-textured finish, should not be used near children’s play areas as it could cause serious injury when fallen upon.

With this system the resin is spread over the surface using a serrated squeegee and the stone is then scattered over the top.  The stone sets into the resin.

This system lends itself well to pedestrian areas which require a lot of grip – and is not really recommended for driveways or vehicle areas.  It can be used but we would only recommend using a super strong bauxite stone, which is limited to just a few colours.

  • Maximum Grip
  • Cost Effective
  • Easy to Install
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