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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 […]

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 […]