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Laboratory and Field Floor Slip Resistance (Coefficient of Friction/DCOF Rating) Testing Services

Safety Direct America provides laboratory and field floor slip resistance testing services. Our tile slip coefficient testing expertise is unmatched in the Americas. We provide specialized, certified, engineer-stamped floor and tile dynamic coefficient of friction testing (DCOF rating), ASTM E303-93 road skid resistance testing, SCOF tile testing (ASTM C1028 and ANSI B101.1 – reliable in dry condition only), Sustainable Slip Resistance floor testing services, and we also sell slip test instruments (such as the BOT-3000E). Quick COF tile rating turn-around in 2-3 days! We’re the tile slip coefficient testing experts. Get a COF tile rating before installation and eliminate slips. Call us at 800-988-6721 to request a quote or with any questions regarding field testing. 

DCOF Slip Resistance Test PackageANSI A137.1 (aka BOT-3000E “DCOF AcuTest”) PLUS a Pendulum DCOF slip test: $387.00 per sample. This package will give you two separate reports – one for IBC requirements (DCOF rating A137.1) and another for the slip test we highly recommend the most.
Floor Slip Resistance (COF) Lab Test
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ANSI A137.1 (aka “DCOF AcuTest”) DCOF Rating Test or ANSI A326.3$200Specified in 2012 International Building Code for indoor wet areas. Uses BOT-3000E Tribometer. “DCOF AcuTest”Similar to ANSI B101.3. Requires a 0.42 minimum “passing” value and more stringent sensor prep.
ANSI B101.1 SCOF Test$200If required by specifier. Not a valid test for pedestrian safety, because it’s a static test.Made obsolete by ANSI B101.3, a dynamic test.
ANSI B101.3 DCOF Test$200A recent U.S. standard using the BOT-3000E digital tribometer, mostly indoors. Based on slip and fall research.Pendulum is more appropriate for outdoor surfaces because of its higher speed.
ASTM C 1028-07 SCOF Test$290Some specifiers still require it.Obsolete, misleading test withdrawn by ASTM in 2014. Not valid for assessing pedestrian safety.
ASTM E 303-93 Road Skid Test$230An American skid test for road surfaces.A simplified pendulum test with soft TRL rubber.
Pendulum DCOF Test (CTIOA, HB 198/AS 4663-2013, EN 13036-4, TS 15676, EN 14231, etc.)$230Dry and wet slip resistance appropriate to various conditions, e.g. pool deck, lobby, rest room, etc.The most widely used slip resistance tests worldwide. Endorsed by CTIOA since 2001.
SlipAlert DCOF TestOn-site onlyQualitative demonstration that in some cases mimics pendulum readings.A simple, durable machine is used that requires minimal training.
Sustainable Slip Resistance Pendulum DCOF Test$320Check whether slip resistance survives after significant abrasive wear by pedestrians.For areas with high pedestrian traffic that must remain slip resistant.
Tortus Floor Friction Digital Tribometer DCOF Test$230Dry and wet slip resistance up to high values of coefficient of friction with hard or soft rubber.Endorsed by Ceramic Tile Institute of America since 2001.
Pay now for a Floor Slip Resistance (Coefficient of Friction) Test and then send in your samples:
Pay for slip resistance test If you need to pay for one of the lab slip resistance tests described above which has a fixed price, use the blue button above to pay for those. If you also need to pay for a slip test “rush fee” (an additional $75 per test for results in one business day), or if you need to pay for some field slip resistance testing, or any other amount given to you by us for our services, you can enter the custom amount below and click on the yellow button to pay any amount necessary. Be sure to tell us what you’re paying for via email.
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Send your flooring samples for a slip test and your information (including what test you’d like, your name, e-mail address, company name, and name of the test sample(s), and, if not paid online, a check [made out to Safety Direct America]) to:
Safety Direct America
c/o George Sotter
26705 Loma Verde, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 1(949)582-0889    E-mail: info@SafetyDirectAmerica.com
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To have your floor slip resistance tested for a DCOF rating at your location, the charge is based on time and expenses. We are certified by the City of Los Angeles (one of the few government agencies in the USA that has an approval process – look here under Sotter Engineering) for testing the slip resistance of flooring, and floor slip test reports come stamped by a registered professional engineer, usually within 3 business days of receiving your lab sample. Sample size requirements are discussed below. The total charge (e.g. $200) is the same for testing either one, two or three identical pieces. For more info, contact us by email or call (949)582-0889.

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Most tests require at least one flooring sample of at least 10″x10″, but bigger is always better (12″x12″ is ideal). Our most highly recommended test for most situations is the Australian pendulum DCOF slip test, which requires a 5″x7″ sample or larger. Sending three samples of each flooring type you’d like tested is ideal, as some tests require three independent pieces (this allows for variation between pieces). ANSI A137.1, ASTM C1028, and CTIOA British pendulum slip tests all require three independent pieces of your flooring. If sending three pieces is not possible for some reason, we can often do them with one piece. The other tests can all be done with one sample. All tests above are done in the wet and the dry condition, except A137.1, B101.3 and ASTM E303…those test methods only call for wet testing (although we can do ANSI A137.1 and E303 testing dry by request.) Here are some sample test reports: ANSI A137.1, HB 198 British Pendulum DCOF Test and Sustainable Slip Resistance (SSR) Pendulum Test.

 

If MULTIPLE TESTS are ordered on one sample at the same time, a 10% discount applies to the test total charge. If ten or more tests are ordered and paid for in the same calendar year, every tenth test will be at no charge. TURNAROUND TIME for laboratory slip resistance tests is usually 2-3 business days. RUSH FEE: If you need your floor slip testing expedited in a rush, we can usually get your flooring tested and a report sent to you within one business day (with rare exceptions) of receiving your sample for an extra $75 (expediting fee per test). Test samples are stored for 21 days before being discarded. If you’d like them returned, please let us know promptly. In most cases, there is a $15 fee (plus the cost of shipping if you don’t have an account number we can use) for the return of samples. This charge could be more based on individual circumstances.

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We have slip resistance testing clients from Florida to New York to Hawaii to Mexico and Canada, and we are based in the Los Angeles area. We offer not only a one-time field slip resistance test, but the option of periodic slip resistance monitoring (quarterly, annually, etc.) of the coefficient of friction of your floors. Our slip test monitoring and floor maintenance recommendations based on slip-resistance test data from your floors can drastically reduce your expenditures for slip-and-fall claims in areas with heavy foot traffic. Periodic slip resistance testing (or traction auditing) of your floor’s slip-resistance has many potentially multi-million dollar cost-saving benefits for building owners and safety mangers. We can test dry only for areas that stay dry in use; and dry and wet for areas that get wet in use. (We can also help you if you’d like to buy your own slip resistance test instrument.) Here’s more detail on our slip resistance testing.

 

Send your flooring samples for slip resistance testing and your information (including what test you’d like, your name, email address and company name, name of the test sample, and a check [or call us with your credit card info]) to:
George Sotter
26705 Loma Verde
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 1(949)582-0889