Pumadur slip resistant polyurethane resin

Resdev slip resistant flooring proves worth at warehousing facility…

Resdev slip resistant flooring proves worth at warehousing facility…

Slips and trips are a big worry for any employer. Add vehicular movement such as fork lift trucks (FLT’s) into the mix then you have the potential for disaster. Slip resistant flooring is essential in these areas. But beware – get your specification wrong & you could be re-applying your coatings regularly.

Pumadur slip resistant polyurethane resin

Heavy Duty Resin Solutions…

Our last two visits to this repeat customer of ours involved installing heavy duty slip resistant flooring to improve safety in wet fork lift areas.

Due to the excellent performance of the Resdev polyurethane resin products installed we have been asked to supply the same finish to the new goods in area.

 

 

 

Specification & Thickness of Slip Resistant Flooring…

When specifying any floor finish consideration must be given to the traffic the floor will receive. This is no different with slip resistant flooring.

High build resin coatings will perform well for years if no more than heavy footfall or light wheeled traffic is expected. Apply these same systems where FLT’s travel & change direction multiple times a day & you may be lucky to get 12 months from your investment.

We would suggest that a system with a minimum overall thickness of 2mm is applied where FLT use is expected. Generally speaking the thicker the resin floor the longer it will last. To this end we would usually recommend a 4mm thick system where longevity is required.

System Build Up…

The slip resistant flooring specified in this instance was Pumagrip HD3, manufactured by Resdev at their factory in Elland. The overall thickness of the system was 4mm.

The polyurethane body coat of this system is applied to a primed substrate. Whilst the body coat is wet a suitable aggregate is cast into it. This aggregate should be selected for it’s hardness, being from the upper end of the Mohs scale. If the budget won’t stretch to diamond (a solid 10 / 10) then calcined bauxite (at 9 /10) is a great choice – this was the aggregate used for this slip resistant flooring system.

Softer minerals such as quartz (7 / 10) can be used and can perform well in the right environment, mainly foot traffic for example. Quartz should not be used where hard wheels circulate. They will crush the aggregate and slip resistance will be lost over time.

Mohs scale of mineral hardness

Mohs Hardness Scale 2

Following an overnight curing period the excess aggregate is swept off & final seal coats can be applied. Pumadur TF, a polyurethane resin seal coat which exhibits both excellent wear & chemical resistant, was used.

 

How long will resin flooring last…

In truth it is hard to say exactly. As the above images show refurb works of an old building it could be that the sub-floors give way in some areas well before the slip resistant flooring is worn out.

We have examples of Pumagrip HD3 applied to tarmac in car parks which are approaching 15 years olds & show no signs of going anywhere.

What we will say is that we can offer a slip resistant flooring system that offers value for money. It could be that a thinner high build coating is right for you or your client. If you need to specify a new slip resistant floor or renew or improve a facility please get in touch to discuss options & finishes.

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