Floor Flatness Specifications
Measurement standards have only been developed to any degree of sophistication in the US, UK and Germany. There is considerable commonality between the US and UK standards which are to be found in use throughout the world. This is unsurprising as FACE is the common link and it is no coincidence that the designation F is found in the US standard.
The German standard is unlikely to be encountered outside of Germany and some other parts of Europe.
The decision on which specification to choose is usually dependent on the country of origin and there are four main floor flatness specifications used internationally.
|Geographical Regions||Free Movement Floors||Defined Traffic Floors|
|UK and areas of UK influence||Concrete Society’s TR34 4th Ed Free Movement Specification Table 3.1||Concrete Society’s Technical Report 34 (TR34 4th Ed). Table 3.2|
|USA and areas of American Influence||ASTM F-number system||The ACI F min number system|
|European countries||DIN 18202||DIN 15185,EN 15620|
|Germany||DIN 18202||VDMA Guideline|
What is SuperFlat?
SuperFlat is a generic term given to a high tolerance floor for VNA applications.
A Defined Traffic path occurs when material handling equipment moves up and down the floor in precisely the same wheel position each time. Very Narrow Aisle warehouses are the most common application for defined traffic specifications.
Floor Flatness Testing
Working with Face Consultants Ltd, a member of the CoGri Group of companies, we are able to offer floor flatness compliance testing on industrial concrete floors to TR34 standards, German (DIN), American (Fmin) and other standards.