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Fireproof Flooring

What are the characteristics of fireproof flooring and how are the fire resistance and flammability of resin flooring measured?

The safety of buildings and work environments against unexpected incidents such as fire is one of the most important things that employers should pay special attention to. For this purpose, several guidelines and requirements have been developed for the safety of different parts of the building against fire, and it is necessary to follow them.


Fireproof flooring

The floor of office, commercial, or industrial buildings is one of the main parts that are directly exposed to the flame in the event of a fire, and if the flooring does not have adequate resistance to ignition and flame, it not only does not help to contain the fire, but also It causes the fire to spread even more.

Therefore, different types of flooring (resin flooring, roll flooring, and tiles) must be checked for flame resistance, and manufacturers of these floorings are required to provide consumers with technical information about their products.

Due to the increased attention towards the safety of different working environments (such as hospitals and industrial centers) against fire, the manufacturers of floor and wall protective coatings, try to produce fireproof floor and wall systems that include features and additives against fire. are, have done.

These fireproof floor and wall coatings are structurally produced to be exposed to fire for a certain period. The duration of direct flame tolerance, the amount and type of smoke caused by the burning of the flooring and the ability to ignite or not these protective coatings are the most important features of epoxy fireproof resin flooring.


Fireproof Flooring standards

Fireproof coatings can be divided into different categories based on ASTM standard methods.

ASTM E648 standard

This is the standard test method for the critical radiant flux of flooring systems using a radiant heat energy source. The critical radiant flux of the flooring is determined by igniting it to see how far the flame spreads before it goes out.

The higher the number obtained in this test, the better the flooring’s resistance to fire.

ASTM E662 standard

This is the standard test method for measuring the optical density of smoke produced by solids. The optical density of fire-resistant flooring is determined by the smoke produced when the sample ignites.

The lower the value of the result obtained from this test, the better the flooring’s resistance to fire.

Standard of Fireproof building materials

ASTM E84 standard

This is the standard test method for checking the surface burning characteristics of building materials and tests the flame spread and optical density of smoke produced for building materials.


Advantages of Fire resistant Flooring and wall coverings

Fire-resistant flooring and wall systems do not cause the spread of flames and smoke in the event of an accident or fire. The following are the advantages of using

fire-resistant flooring


1. Reducing the spread of flames and smoke throughout the environment
2. Greater protection of people’s life and property during an accident
3. Preventing the occurrence of fire due to people’s negligence (for example, throwing away a lit cigarette)


What industries should use fireproof flooring?

Almost all industrial uses and factories require fire-resistant flooring. Also, in environments that are directly related to people’s health and life (such as a hospital), the use of fireproof epoxy flooring is recommended.

Other environments where fire-resistant flooring can be used include the following:

1. Pharmacies and factories producing health and medicinal materials
2. Hospitals, operating rooms, corridors and…
3. Administrative and educational buildings
4. Multi-story parking lots and commercial centers

Basa Polymer fire-resistant products

Transparent and semi-matte BASADUR® E401 varnish, with good fire resistance, is applied as the final layer (Top Coat) on resin flooring.
According to the tests and investigations, the epoxy flooring with BASADUR® E401 final coating can be exposed to direct fire for a longer period and emits mild smoke. Also, in the event of a fire, the flooring does not catch fire and prevents the fire from spreading.

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