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Resin flooring provides a long-lasting, high performance system for the most exacting situations, but choosing the correct system to meet your specific flooring requirements is an important part of the selection process. To assist in this, FeRFA has produced a classification system for the different floor types which forms the basis of the British Standard BS 8204-6.

The FeRFA Guide to the Selection of Synthetic Resin Floors give full details on the features and characteristics of the floor types. For more information on the specification process, please refer to FeRFA Guide to the Specification & Application of Synthetic Resin Floors

To find out more about resin flooring in specific industry sectors go to the Case Studies and Gallery pages.

Alternatively, to obtain information sheets on specific flooring types, simply click on TYPE & NAME for more information on the different categories below:

Floor seal
Applied in two or more coats.
Generally solvent or water borne.
LD up to 150 µm
Floor coating
Applied in two or more coats.
Generally solvent free.
LD/MD 150 µm to 300 µm
High build floor coating
Applied in two or more coats.
Generally solvent free.
MD 300 µm to 1000 µm
Multi-layer flooring
Aggregate dressed systems based on multiple layers of floor coatings or flow-applied floorings, often described as 'sandwich' systems. MD/HD > 2 mm
Flow applied flooring
Often referred to as 'self-smoothing' or 'self-levelling' flooring and having a smooth surface. MD/HD 2 mm to 3 mm

Resin screed flooring

Trowel-finished, heavily filled systems, generally incorporating a surface seal coat to minimize porosity. MD/HD > 4 mm
Heavy duty flowable flooring
Having a smooth surface. HD/VHD 4 mm to 6 mm
Heavy duty resin flooring
Trowel-finished, aggregate filled systems effectively impervious throughout their thickness. VHD > 6 mm


Duty* Description
LD (Light duty) light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles
MD (Medium duty) regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic, occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys
HD (Heavy duty) constant fork lift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys, some impact
VHD (Very heavy duty) severe heavily loaded traffic and impact

In general terms these categories of flooring are listed in ascending order of durability. However the actual life in a particular installation will depend on the product formulation used, the quality of the substrate and the degree of severity of the service conditions.

Some of these categories of flooring may be produced with special decorative effects by the incorporation of coloured particles or flakes in the surface. Terrazzo-like finishes (ground exposed aggregate) may be produced from certain trowel-applied floorings of Types 6 and 8. Slip resistant or anti-static/conductive versions of all these categories may also be available.

Associated products

Many FeRFA members are able to provide a range of associated products and services including:

  • Resin coving, skirting and renders
  • Polymer modified cement underlayments
  • Resin based floor repairs
  • Resin based jointing
  • Chemical resistant bunds
  • Damp proof membranes
  • Resin coating for wall tanks, etc.
  • Screed refurbishment
  • Resin bonded paving

Use the search engine on our members pages for more detailed information.


Full details of FeRFA Contractor and Manufacturer member's products and services are listed in their individual entries on the Members page. Click here.

To download pdf copies of all the FeRFA technical documents CLICK HERE.




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