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Passive Fire Resistant ceilings and walls

Fire rated resistant floors & ceilings

  • Fire resistant rated floors are designed and constructed with a various array of materials and products.
  • Fire-resistant flooring and limit the spread of flames and smoke during a fire-related incident within a building.
  • Fire resistance floors and ceilings, although different in name sake and structural belonging, often pertain to similar building codes. Yet, what do they do for you? Read more below.

Fire resistant rated floors

Fire resistant rated floors are designed and constructed with a various array of materials and products – timber and concrete masonry the most common. Other fire proofing flooring options include tiles and other cementitious based products.

Concrete masonry floors are constructed with similar structural and fire performance capabilities as fire walls, and offer the building owner security against the spread of fire.

Furthermore, wood or timber-content flooring, such as cement particle board is increasingly used in modern passive fire protection systems. For a number of reasons; it’s lightweight, easy to install and economical for projects that pouring concrete is difficult (i.e. walkways, mezzanines and platforms). With any timber based product, analysis and testing are required before implementing into your passive fire systems. Testing factors such as acoustic performance, loading capacity, impact resistance and mechanical strength and stability, insulations and integrity, will provide a clear picture of how best your fire resistance floor can perform in the event of a fire.

Additionally, in flooring applications, building boards that can be edge-detailed (i.e. tongue-and-groove) and aligned to mirror a wide range of flooring finishes play a significant role in aesthetically and systematically protecting your facility, building or structure.


Fire resistant floor advantages

Fire-resistant flooring and limit the spread of flames and smoke during a fire-related incident within a building. Fire resistant floors will however:

  • Reduce the dissemination of fire flames and smoke throughout a facility or between areas in a building.
  • Provide greater protection of occupants and assets during a fire-related accident/incident.
  • Gives you, the building owner, peace of mind and security against careless actions (for example, the discarding of lit cigarettes in your yard area)

Fire resistant rated ceiling solutions

Like floors, fire resistant ceilings pertain to a building’s complex element of construction. And with fire resistance and structural performance capabilities it is important to implement approved and certified ceiling systems that match Building Codes and perform in the event of a fire.

Due to flexibility, rigid integrity, mechanical strength and fire resistance qualities building boards represent an effective solution in protecting upper layers of a building in the event of a fire.

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