Applied Static Pressure Limits

From the Resene ProSelect Technical Information Centre

When placing furniture on Resene ProSelect finished floors, consider the pressure exerted to determine appropriate floor-protector pad size. Appropriate sizes for four contact points over a range of furniture weights is shown.

Load Table

Applied Weight 25 50 75 100 125 150 200 250 300 350 400 kg
Temporary Loading Gloss/Semigloss/Satin 0.8 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.3 cm Ø
Velvet to Ultramatt 0.7 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 cm Ø
Permanant Loading Gloss/Semigloss/Satin 1.3 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.6 4.0 4.4 4.7 5.0 cm Ø
Velvet to Ultramatt 1.1 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 3.1 3.5 3.8 4.1 4.4 cm Ø

Ø = diameter

Felt Protectors
Examples of the many different felt protectors available.

p (static Load Limit - kPa)

      Temporary Permanent
Red Resene ProSelect Gloss/Semi/Satin 1200 500
Blue Resene ProSelect Velvet – Ultra Matt 1500 650

This simple calculation can be used to determine the minimum surface area of protective pads to protect a Resene ProSelect surface from deforming under static loads. Four pads of the calculated size spaced to evenly distribute weight are required.


Use of formula:

  1. Determine the weight of the items to be placed on the floor (include weight of people on frequently used furniture) - this will be w in the calculation.

  2. Look up the static load limit for your coating in the table - this will be p in the calculation.

  3. Calculate the diameter of furniture protector pads required in cm - this is the size required for four different load bearing points, all load bearing points should have floor protectors.

    If square or rectangular protectors are being used then the calculated size should be the shortest length.

    If there are fewer than four load bearing points then the equivalent size protection should be distributed as evenly as possible across available load points.


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