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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to cover the walls with tiles?

Of course, but it’s fair say that for covering the walls it will be used differents tiles from the floor tiles; also for walls, for waterproofing, it is essential to seal the joints with epoxy resin.

Is it the floor in tiles carriageable?

Yes, it is carriageable, but it’s important to choose the right thickness of the tiles.

A bad choice of the thickness during the projectual-phase, can cause breakages generating ongoing maintenance costs

Is it better the floor in tiles or the resin floor, for the food & beverage industry

There is no the “absolute best", the choice is dictated by the intended use, it is essential the inspection of the site with our technicians in order to verify the real conditions of use:

• Transit of vehicles for handling

• Washing and type of substances used for sanitization

• Type of work performed

• Existing background

Is it the floor in tiles suitable for the food industry?

The floor in Klinker and / or porcelain stoneware if sealed with epoxy resin together with the shell and the special pieces, optimizes the continuity and uniformity of the surfaces making it impermeable to the processing liquids.

Are the resin-floors suitable for the Sterile Rooms?

We can realize a special “mirror finishing” in every area in wich delicate operations are carried out and where there is a risk  of contamination with microorganisms, and in wich it’s required an easy cleaning and sanitization.

How can hygiene be maximized with the resin floor?

With the incorporation into the floors of our natural additive, by the release of silver ions, the bacterial growth is counteracted and is assured a continuous protection against bacteria.

Do you do the resin cove base?

The resin cove base connected to the floor, contributes to the surface continuity avoiding the stagnation of dirt, so there isn’t any risk of nesting of microorganisms that can contaminate foods.

What spheres of application do epoxy resin floors have?

Our resin floors and coatings have the ability to withstand all the chemical and mechanical stresses encountered in industrial operating conditions, so they can be applied on any industrial premises.

Are the resin floors appliable just on new base or also on existent surfaces?

With an adequate preparation, the resin floors and covering are appliable on new and existent surfaces in stoneware, klinker, concrete or other, avoiding the demolition and re-construction, becaming integrant part of the new floor.

We project the ideal kind of floor with reference to the conditions of use and the type of surface.

If the surface to be treated is a new concrete substrate, it must be left to mature; if not mature enough, seasoned, cracks could form on the resin, due to the movement of the substrate.Particularly damaged resins floor, could be easily repaired and we can bring the flooring back to its original state without particular problems.

Why opt for an epoxy resin floor?

Our resin floors and coatings are seamless, one-piece floors; they have no grout spaces, so they are not subject to microbe proliferation, are easy to clean, and hence hygienic, and fully meet the HACCP self-inspection system requirements. What is more, as they are waterproof, they absorb no substances that can damage them over time, such as oils, grease, lubricants and fuels.

Do epoxy resin floors and coatings give odours off into their surroundings?

When the resin it’s dry and cathalized it’s an inert system and so it is inodour and atoxic.

During the lay-down phase, some kind of resin, release volatile substances with odour mas or minus intense.

Do epoxy resin floors withstand forklift and other wheeled traffic?

Our epoxy resin floors and coatings, which have high mechanical resistance, definitely withstand forklift truck traffic. What is more, as they are seamless, they are ideal for premises where truck traffic is intense, as the lack of grout spaces means that the truck can travel smoothly, thus reducing truck maintenance costs.

CAN LEVEL SURFACES FOR WAREHOUSES WITH NARROW AISLES BE OBTAINED WITH RESIN FLOORING?

Into the warehouses with narrow aisles – with VNA trucks – where the flat tolerances are very closed to take full advantage of the potential about the handling and safety of the operators, with our patented system EPOXIBETON we guarantee the correction/creation of the flatness in according with DIN 15185 regulation.

Moreover, with a particular technology we are able to guarantee compliance with the flatness tolerances set by the VDMA guidelines.

How long does a resin floor last?

Our  resin floors and coatings are designed for long life despite daily operating stress; many have been in place for over 10 years, so they carry a maximum 10-year guarantee.

BUT DO YOU JUST SUPPLY RESIN FLOORS, OR DO YOU LAY THEM AS WELL?

Our resin floors and coverings are formulated in our Site and are realized directly by highly specialized operators: “turn-key” solution; so we are the only one interlocutor and that’s the reason why many societies choosed us.

ARE RESIN FLOORS NON-SLIP?

Certainly our epoxy resin flooring can provide a friction coefficient tailored to the needs, certified with the BCRA method (British Ceramic Research Association Ltd.). They are particularly suitable in those places where there are deposits of oil and liquids in general, for the protection of health and occupational safety, in compliance with current legislation (Italian Consolidated Act Legislative Decree 81/08 - ANNEX IV - p. 1.3.2)

HOW THICK IS A RESIN FLOOR?

To define the thickness of a resin floor it is crucial to know the characteristics of the base and the intended use. Based on this, thicknesses up to 5/7 mm can be applied.

HOW ARE THE RESIN FLOORS FROM AN AESTHETIC POINT OF VIEW?

Industrial epoxy resin floors are durable, easy to clean and have an attractive appearance.

CAN WALLS BE COATED?

Yes, we do. The resin walls, realized with our WALLGLASS/AC system, is necessary into the areas in wich is needed an uniform, waterproof and easy to clean surface

Do you realize the coat for food substances?

Of course. The WALLGLASS, regularly certified, is the right system for internals coat of food substances and food liquids, waterproof, easy to clean and to sanitize.

ARE RESIN FLOORS FIRE-RESISTANT?

SIREC floors and coatings comply with the legislation relating to construction products or elements related to the characteristic of reaction to fire. They are classified as "Class I" according to the criteria of Italian Ministerial Decree 26/06/1984.

WHAT TEMPERATURE CAN RESIN FLOORING WITHSTAND?

In addition to having all the features specific to the food industry, SIREC floors and coatings reach temperatures down to - 40°C and are therefore suitable for use in cold storage rooms. Special systems of the SIREC range can provide contact resistance, of liquids or substances, at high temperatures.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE RESIN FLOOR TO BE ACCESSIBLE?

With a room temperature of about 10/15°C the resin floor can be walked on after 48 hours. It is accessible to vehicular traffic after 4 days and to chemicals after 7 days. If needed, the accessibility time can be reduced with rapid hardening systems.

TO INSTALL THE RESIN FLOOR IN INDUSTRIAL ROOMS, MUST THEY BE CLEAR OF MACHINERY?

No. The resin floor can be installed even in the presence of unmovable equipment, although the activity of the company must be temporarily stopped in the affected area.

Are resin floors conductive?

Certainly our epoxy floors, if required, can be made with antistatic (conductive) properties to prevent the accumulation of electrostatic charges on their surface, in compliance with CEI 64-4 and standard EN 1081 with electrical resistance values of less than 106 Ohm.

DO RESIN FLOORS REQUIRE MAINTENANCE?

SIREC resin flooring is strong and durable, resistant to all chemical and mechanical stresses that occur under normal conditions of use on an industrial scale; if the floor is accidentally damaged, SIREC, as a general practice, provides a kit for ready and easy maintenance.

DO YOU MAKE RESIN FLOORS FOR PARKING?

SIREC resin coatings are all drivable, suitable for the coating of car parks in several colours; they are also ideal for renovating and cleaning up old parking garages.

WHAT FINISH CAN BE APPLIED TO RESIN FLOORS?

Depending on the types of finish, the final look of the flooring resin is: glossy, semi-gloss, matte, satin.