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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.



The information above is intended as a starting point for discussion only. Please feel free to suggest any changes or additions you think will improve this element of training and provide a short explanation if possible. Your comments will be added to the other industry feedback we receive for this element.


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