Resin flooring framework - feedback wanted on high-build decorative systems

With the Resin Flooring Network website launched and the 3-month review period for the draft framework underway, I’ve put together a series of posts aimed at encouraging input from industry stakeholders.

Over the coming weeks I’ll be posting the core elements of the draft framework so that everyone can see what the training program looks like so far and, more importantly, how they might contribute to developing it further.

The ninth element is high-build decorative systems, with the proposed Scope, Key Learning Outcomes, Theoretical Assessment Criteria and Practical Assessment Criteria detailed below.

A high-build decorative system on an office floor.

High-build Decorative Systems

Scope


Metallic swirls, patterns and sprays are the most common type of decorative epoxy finish and this module is all about doing them effectively. Total dry film thicknesses can range from 700-3000 microns/28-120 mils and results are more about aesthetics than performance, e.g. retail, residential and some commercial.

Key Learning Outcomes


To be able to select, design and apply a suitable decorative flooring system, taking into consideration conditions, substrate and project requirements. 

Theoretical Assessment Criteria


Explain:

  • The typical capabilities and limitations of decorative systems with respect to properties such as finish, speed, wear/scratch/scuff resistance etc.
  • The product selection and various application methods for decorative systems using plain, solid colours.
  • The product selection and various application methods for decorative systems using metallic pigments.
  • What a suitable maintenance program involves for decorative systems and how that depends on the finish and traffic demands.


    Practical Assessment Criteria


    Demonstrate:

    • The effective application of high-build decorative flooring systems using plain, solid colours.
    • The effective application of high-build decorative flooring systems using metallic pigments.


      We want your feedback!


      This draft is intended as a starting point for discussion only and we welcome honest feedback from all stakeholders – the good, the bad and the ugly! If you’d like to suggest any changes or additions to improve this element of training, please add your comment on the dedicated Resin Flooring Network page – CLICK HERE.

      Take care and keep smiling,

      Jack