Product Guide

Synthetic resin flooring is classified into eight specific types, each having their own particular performance characteristics.

BS 8204-6Section 6.2 classifies the types, varying in thickness and surface finish as follows:

Type 1 – Floor Seal

Applied in two or more coats.  Generally solvent or water bourne.
Light Duty.
Up to 150 µm thickness.

Type 2 – Floor Coating

Applied in two or more coats.  Generally solvent free.
Light Duty / Medium Duty.
Between 150 µm to 300 µm thickness.

Type 3 – High Build Floor Coating

Applied in two or more coats.  Generally solvent free.
Medium Duty.
Between 300 µm to 1000 µm thickness.

Type 4 – Multi-Layer Flooring

Aggregate dressed systems based on multiple layers of floor coatings or flow-applied floorings, often described as ‘sandwich’ systems.
Medium Duty / Heavy Duty.
> 2mm thickness.

Type 5 – Flow Applied Flooring

Often referred to as ‘self-smoothing’ or ‘self-levelling’ flooring and has a smooth surface.
Medium Duty / Heavy Duty.
2mm to 3mm thickness.

Type 6 – Resin Screed Flooring

Trowel-finished, heavily filled systems, generally incorporating a surface seal coat to minimise porosity.
Medium Duty / Heavy Duty.
> 4mm thickness.

Type 7 – Heavy Duty Flowable Flooring

Has a smooth surface.
Heavy Duty / Very Heavy Duty.
4mm to 6mm thickness.

Type 8 – Heavy Duty Resin Flooring

Trowel-finished, aggregate filled systems effectively impervious throughout their thickness.
Very Heavy Duty.
> 6mm thickness.

 

Light Duty 

Light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles.

 

Medium Duty

Regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic, occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys.

 

Heavy Duty 

Constant fork lift truck traffic, hard plastic-wheeld trolleys, some impact.

 

Very Heavy Duty 

Severe heavily loaded traffic and impact.