ANSI A137.1 and ANSI A326.3 Slip Testing

The ANSI A137.1 tile slip test (or “DCOF AcuTest” as it is sometimes called) and the ANSI A326.3 (which is the same DCOF test method as A137.1) is performed using the BOT-3000E digital tribometer. This test is primarily a wet test where a 0.42 DCOF rating or greater is considered the minimum for level indoor floors that are expected to get wet in use. The ANSI A137.1/A326.3 tile slip resistance test can be done in the dry condition as well upon request. The A137.1 test was incorporated in the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), and has taken the place of the old ASTM C1028 SCOF test, so building inspectors may require this test. Click on the “Recommended Slip Test Package” button below to learn about our recommended option:

Recommended Floor Slip Resistance Test PackageANSI A137.1/A326.3 (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) and another for the slip test we recommend the most.
Recommended Floor Slip Test Package PLUS Wear TestOR, get the above tests PLUS our Sustainable Slip Resistance (wear) Test, which will give an indication of the slip resistance of your flooring after 1-2 years of use in a busy environment with lots of foot traffic. This is our most highly recommended option.

If our “Recommended Lab Slip Test Package” doesn’t interest you, we conduct the ANSI A137.1/A326.3 test for $200 per sample. This will cover the wet testing. Dry testing is usually unnecessary since every floor is above a 0.42, so if you’d like to do this test dry, then there will be an additional charge of $50. Turnaround time for laboratory testing is usually 2-3 business days. Here is a sample of the report you will receive via email. THREE individual pieces of your flooring are called for in the standard. They should be at least 10″ wide. However, we can run this DCOF rating test on smaller samples and on only one sample, if necessary. You can pay by credit card, Paypal, send a check with your sample, or wire transfer. We need to know the name of the client (for the purpose of the report), how you would like the sample named, and we need an email address to send the report to. Your report will be certified and stamped by a registered Professional Engineer. You can also pay for the test online by clicking the “Pay Now” button below, and then just send the info along with your samples (carefully packed) to:

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