FeRFA Type 1 to 3
Epoxy floor coatings are for light to medium duty industrial flooring environments. Applied in two or more coats at a typical thickness of 1mm and offering a life expectancy of 5 to 7 years.
Ideal for chemical flooring, plant rooms, storage and packing areas, workshop flooring and warehouse flooring.
They offer limited impact resistance and good chemical resistance. A non-slip aggregate can be introduced between coats to provide a slip-resistant profile that when tested will give a ptv of ≥36.
FeRFA Type 4
Multi-layer flooring types for medium to heavy duty locations are typically applied at ˃2mm. They are an aggregate dressed system with a decorative appearance, often described as a sandwich system, offering a life expectancy of 8 years.
They have limited impact resistance with good chemical resistance and are ideal for circulation areas, reception areas and toilets (Read Case study). A cost effective solution against traditional soft floor coverings such as vinyl, carpets and carpet tiles.
FeRFA Type 5
A self-levelling or self-smoothing epoxy flooring solution with a life expectancy of 10 years, designed for medium to heavy duty traffic. Applied at 2mm to 3mm this is perfect for warehouse floor coatings, vehicle workshops, pharmaceutical flooring, packing and storage areas. A 3mm system is also ideal for high traffic and wheeled traffic areas.
With a high gloss finish, and offering increased hygiene characteristics, this industrial flooring solution also benefits from a static-dissipative variant which when tested to BS 2050 give a typical value of 5x 104-2×106 ohms and is optimal for control rooms, ICT areas and electronic assembly.
FeRFA Types 1 to 5 are easy to maintain by wash and vacuum dry method.
FeRFA Type 6
This includes epoxy resin screed flooring. Installed at ˃4mm with a 10 to 15 year life expectancy and a slip-resistant variant give a ptv of ≥40.
This highly decorative quartz product offers the perfect choice for laboratories, pharmaceutical, food and drinks packing, clean rooms, production areas and warehousing.
This range of products is ideal for medium to heavy duty workspaces with moderate impact and chemical resistance. For where there are electronic sensitive environments and equipment a static-dissipative option is measured in accordance with BS 2050.
FeRFA Type 7
Heavy duty flowable resin flooring. Installed at 4 to 6mm with the added advantage of slip resistant divergences offering a ptv of ≥36.
This flooring solution also exhibits good impact resistance and excellent chemical resistance. A 10 year life expectancy makes it the perfect choice for food and drink production, production and packing areas, laboratories and clean rooms.
FeRFA Type 8
For the ultimate hard wearing floor, a heavy duty polyurethane screed installed at 6 to 9mm provides unsurpassable characteristics in performance.
With excellent chemical and impact resistance and a slip resistance ptv of ≥50 together with a 15 year life expectancy, this FeRFA Type 8 product classification is unmatched as a comprehensive industrial flooring solution.
FeRFA Types 6 to 8 are easy to maintain by low pressure washer/scrubber dryer methods.
For more information regarding FeRFA types and descriptions view our Guide to the FeRFA Resin Flooring Association page. Or go to their website at www.ferfa.org.uk.