The Science of Safety
Why would you want us to apply Intelligent Floor Solutions to your floors, bathtubs and outdoor surfaces?
Our affordable treatment will keep you, your family members, friends, visitors, customers and/or associates from slipping on wet floors. This is not only safer but could also protect you from potential lawsuits.
In testing done by the National Testing Standards, Inc of Anaheim California — performed and documented in accordance with A.S.T.M. procedures — a non slip floor was proven to increase the coefficient of friction of the treated surface by 200 – 400% when subjected to water.
A non slip floor increases the coefficient of friction when a floor or surface gets wet. The result is that your foot will no longer slip out from under you. This higher coefficient of friction makes it dramatically more slip-resistant — and therefore, safer.
Settling Softer Agents
All hard mineral floors and porcelain and enamel bathtubs are made up of both hard and soft agents. The non slip flooring treatment settles the soft agents of the mineral surface leaving the hard agents exposed to provide a safe, secure, non-slip surface. The end result is that the floor and bathtub are actually safer wet than when dry.
Accepted Industry Standards
“A static anti-slip coefficient of friction of .50 or above is considered a safe walkway surface with a dry condition. A reading below .50 is considered an unsafe walkway surface.”
What is the Coefficient of Friction?
Although “Coefficient of Friction” sounds highly scientific and maybe even a little confusing, don’t let the term scare you away. The formal definition is: “a value that shows the relationship between the force of friction between two objects and the normal force between the objects. It is a value that is used in physics sometimes to find an objects normal force or frictional force, when other methods aren’t available.”
In plain English, that means that the higher the coefficient number, the less slippery the surface. Our goal with Intelligent Floor Solutions is to make sure any surface that someone steps on will be safe, even when it is wet.
Coefficient of Friction Scale
.60 – Very Safe
.50 – .59 – Relatively Safe
.40 – .49 – Dangerous
.35 – .39 – Very Dangerous
.00 – .34 – Unusually Dangerous