Resin Flooring Has Many Successful Faces
Helen McGachie, FeRFA ceo, outlines the wide range of projects successfully undertaken with resin flooring and the variety and extent of the services offered by FeRFA:
HAVING a long and successful track record in the industrial sector, it was no surprise that the 2013 FeRFA shortlisted awards were dominated by a wide range of industrial flooring projects.
All of the projects have a common theme in that resin flooring was chosen because of its unique properties over and above other types of flooring.
Resin flooring is the only solution for industrial environments where durability and practicality are the key elements, together with additional requirements for seamless flooring that can offer slip resistance, chemical resistance, and the ability to be cleaned and maintained to strict hygiene standards.
The majority of industrial flooring projects are refurbishment, where old and contaminated floors are prepared and renewed with the chosen resin flooring system. Clients are delighted with the transformation of their working environments.
As the association dedicated to seamless resin flooring, and the renowned centre of technical knowledge on this specialist area, FeRFA leads the way in providing advice and guidance.
Recently redesigned, the FeRFA website (www.ferfa.org.uk) provides the most comprehensive source of information on all aspects of resin flooring and the companies involved.
Under the technical section, a series of guidance notes provide up to date information and practical advice on the specification, performance, application and maintenance of resin floors.
The FeRFA Classification (based on BS8204-6) is a good place to start as it shows the various types of resin flooring, from Type 1 to Type 8, their areas of use and anticipated life dependent on product thickness, quality of the substrate and service conditions.
FeRFA publications are RIBA CPD approved, free to download and provide an invaluable source of reference.
Topics covered also include recycling and sustainability, with full details on FeRFA’s award winning recycling scheme, together with monthly results on diverting waste from landfill.
To see the award winning projects and the challenges met by resin flooring, browse the gallery section on the FeRFA website (www.ferfa.org.uk) where you can view case studies relating to specific market sectors such as food, automotive, manufacturing and aerospace.
The installation of resin floors is a specialist skill area and as the training provider for resin flooring, surface preparation and screeding, FeRFA fully endorses a skilled and qualified workforce through the achievement of NVQ Level 2, leading to a FeRFA ID Badge and CSCS Skilled Cards, and further development to Supervisory and Contract Management qualifications.
For anyone involved in the specification, refurbishment or installation of industrial floors, we would highly recommend a visit to the FeRFA website.
This article has been reproduced from the Contract Flooring Journal website. You can find them at www.contractflooringjournal.co.uk.