Specify Sustainable Slip Resistance for High-Traffic Flooring

In many commercial situations (restaurants, outdoor malls, lobbies, restrooms, etc.) it’s necessary not only that the flooring be slip-resistant when wet, but that it remain slip-resistant for years under high foot traffic. This is known as Sustainable Slip Resistance (SSR). McDonalds Restaurant chain discovered that when they installed slip-resistant flooring in the customer areas of […]

Test Feet for Slip Resistance Testing

Safety Direct America uses six different test foot (slider) materials for floor slip resistance testing in different situations with the BOT-3000 digital tribometer. (1) A Neolite slider is specified for ANSI B101.1, wet static coefficient of friction. (2) Leather, used for dry testing only (leather’s properties change unpredictably and irreversibly when it gets wet) and […]

Anti-Slip Abrasive Floor Coatings You Apply

Sophisticated chemical treatments that increase wet floor slip resistance without changing appearance need to be applied by an expert using expensive ($6000) instruments for testing the slip resistance. Chemical strength and treatment time are varied to get the optimum benefit for a given floor with little or no effect on appearance. For a small area […]

Slip Resistance Test — BOT-3000

A new slip resistance test is a long-overdue advance for U.S. slip-fall prevention. In 2012 the American National Standards Institute published American National Standard B101.3, “Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials (Including Action and Limit Thresholds for the Suitable Assessment of the Measured Values).” This finally gives the U.S. an […]

Slip Test Experts = who we are

Who we are: we have been testing floors and flooring for over 15 years and are a certified testing laboratory for the City of Los Angeles, as well as licensed Professional Engineers. Hardly a large cruise ship in the world gets built without consulting us as we are consultants to the two biggest cruise ship companies, […]