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The results are in, our products are the best in class

To bring you the best floor paint, we put it through its paces, because we know you’ll do the same. We carried out a range of tests on our new formulation products, which contain a unique blend of ‘diamond hard’ wax and ceramic. It wasn’t enough for our products to be ‘our best’, we wanted them to be ‘the best’. That’s why we also tested them against other leading brands for adhesion, hardness, scratch and abrasion resistance, and gloss levels. The results speak for themselves. We did this so you can be sure you’re applying the toughest paint that’ll last for years.

Slip Resistance

BS7976-2

The Pendulum Test Value (PTV) is measured in wet conditions. A number above 36 indicates a ‘low slip potential’.

High: 0-24 PTV

Moderate: 25-35+ PTV

Low: 36+ PTV

Flexibility

ISO 1519

Flexibility is measured using a Mandral Flex Tester, 2mm is the most flexible, 36mm the least.

36mm → 2mm

Lowest → Highest

 

Impact Resistance

ISO 6272

Impact is expressed as Newton metres. Greater than 4 Nm is a CE mark pass.

Class 1 >4Nm

Class 2 >10Nm

Class 3 >20Nm

Adhesion Test

ISO 2409

Cross-Cut Test method. Class 0 is highest adhesion, Class 5 is lowest.

Class: 5 → 4 → 3 → 2 → 1 → 0

Lowest → Highest

Adhesion Test

EN 1542

Adhesion is expressed in MegaPascals (MPa) or Newton millimetres squared (Nmm2). Greater than 2 MPa is a CE mark pass.

>2MPa (Nmm2)

= test pass

 

Abrasion Resistance

ISO 5470-1

Taber test method expresses results in mg on a scale between 0mg (highest resistance) and 3000mg (lowest). A reading below 3000mg is a CE mark pass.

3000mg → 0mg

Lowest → Highest

Scratch Resistance

ISO 45862

Scratch resistance is measured using a Sclerometer and the resistance is measured in Newtons. 1N is the lowest resistance, 20N the highest.

1N → 20N

Lowest → Highest

Surface Spread of Flame

BS476

Highest flame spread rating is Class ‘0’.

Class: 0 → 1 → 2 → 3 → 4

Best rating

Water Permeability

EN 1062-3

To achieve a CE mark, the measurement must be less than 0.1 kg/m2(24 h)0.5

CE Marking

Critical Value: < 0.1kg/m²/(24 h)0.5

Food Taint Test

EN 17/3

The Pendulum Test Value (PTV) is measured in wet conditions. A number above 36 indicates a ‘low slip potential’.

Safe for food production areas

Slip Resistance

DIN 51130

An ‘R’ rating between 9 and 13 indicates the level of slip resistance, R13 being the most slip resistant.

R9 → R13

Lowest → Highest

Gloss Value

Rating is a ‘Gloss Unit’ measured on an Optical Glossmeter.

Matt 0-10%, Low Sheen 10-25%, Eggshell 26-40%, Semi-Gloss 41-69%, Gloss 70-85%, High Gloss +85%

Wolff-Wilborn Hardness Test

Also known as the ‘pencil test’, a 9H reading is the measure of a hardest coating, HB is the softest.

HB → 9H

Least Hard → Hardest

Chemical Resistance

Refer to product Technical Datasheet for individual chemical tests. Product rated overall as ‘Excellent, Very Good, Good, or Limited’.

Standards Compliance

EN 1504-2

This mark indicates that a coating has passed all the test required to carry a CE mark.

ISO 16000

The ‘Loi Grenelle’ measurement of the effect of a product’s VOC level within a building. A+ is the top safety rating.

REACH Compliant

BREEAM Compliant

Associations, Awards & Standards

Best Industrial and Warehouse Supply Business 2016 - ECMOD AwardBCF customer service award 2016ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas CertificationNBS PlusBritish Coatings FederationFeRFA - The Resin Flooring Association

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