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.
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
ASTM E648 standard
The higher the number obtained in this test, the better the flooring’s resistance to fire.
ASTM E662 standard
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
Advantages of Fire resistant Flooring and wall coverings
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?
Other environments where fire-resistant flooring can be used include the following:
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.