Improving Air Quality with Flowcrete’s M1 Certified Floors

  • 20 Mar 2019

Flowcrete UK has announced that it has recently achieved the M1 standard of emissions classification for its new Comfort Resins flooring collection.

This certification provides architects, specifiers and facilities managers peace of mind knowing that the flooring will contribute to a healthier indoor environment for the end user.

Maintaining a healthy interior air standard is important for spaces where large numbers of people spend a significant amount of time. The M1 emissions classification system was designed to encourage the use of low-emitting building materials. 

Managing Director of Flowcrete UK, Kevin Potter, comments: “We have successfully developed a full range of low-emitting flooring materials. This means that designers can specify the finishes they need without having to worry about the effect that the materials will have on the building’s air quality.”

The M1 classified Comfort Resins range consists of several self-smoothing, polyurethane coatings that have been designed to create a durable, seamless and easy to clean surface that will withstand intensive foot traffic, rigorous cleaning as well as the scuffs, stains and scratches that floors in large facilities are subjected to on a daily basis. The complete range with the M1 stamp includes Flowshield CHD, Flowshield Comfort, Peran CHD and Peran Comfort.

These materials have all passed the M1 emission classification test, in which construction products for interior use are placed in an emission chamber for 28 days and several chemical parameters are monitored and analysed. If the level of any of these chemicals exceeds the demanding limit of the M1 class then the material cannot achieve M1 certification.

In addition, the durability of Flowcrete’s solutions means that end users can rest assured that the floor underfoot will maintain its environmental and functional properties for the long term. The low emitting, easy to clean nature of these floors has also made them a popular choice within industries that need to have clean and uncontaminated working spaces, such as the pharmaceutical, electrical and medical sectors.

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