09 67 23 Resinous Flooring

09 67 23 Resinous Flooring

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8.5" x 11"


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Resinous Flooring

Use this CSI 3-part SimpleSpecs™ to specify resinous flooring and base finishes on floors.


Resinous flooring systems are fluid applied to form a decorative monolithic surface, chemical resistance, slip resistance, electrical conductivity, and will not absorbent to fluids.


Three primary types of resinous flooring are available:


Epoxy: Extremely hard and with excellent bonding properties, this is the most commonly used type of system. When damaged, it must be repaired or replaced. Products typically require overnight curing before walking on surfaces.


Polyurethane: In addition to being chemical, slip, and abrasion-resistant, polyurethane is also resistant to high temperatures and direct heat.


Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA): Also known as acrylic, PMMA cures quickly and is easily repaired, making it ideal for floors in facilities that can only be closed down for short periods. Typically dries to a walking surface in 20 minutes. However, the product is odorous and requires ventilation.


Consult with a reputable manufacturer to determine the best type of system flooring for each project.


Flooring can include an integral cove base, formed by installing a cove strip at the floor/wall junction and extending the flooring up the wall to the required height.


Divider strips reduce cracking and are used where cracking could occur over joints in the substrate and where thermal movement could induce cracking.


Related SimpleSpecs™ master:

09 61 39 – Water Vapor Emission Control 


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