SLIPSTOP anti-slip treatment causes a chemical reaction with the floor, creating millions of microscopic “U” shaped pores, each sealed internally. The action of a foot on a treated surface displaces water/grease and the pores act like tiny suction cups preventing the foot from slipping.
To maintain the full effect of the treatment, it is important not to allow the buildup of deposits in the pores from cleaning products which leave a film on the floor, calcium in water or grease that has been allowed to dry on the surface. To avoid these problems, simply follow our cleaning guidelines provided on completion to ensure that your floor will remain slip-resistant for the five-year guarantee period.
Portable Friction Tester FSC 2000
Our method for friction testing the floor is by The SLIPSTOP FC 2000 Friction Tester, which measures the dynamic coefficient of friction by means of a slider moving at constant speed over the tiled surface and records the frictional drag on the slider. Results are quoted as coefficient values, usually between 0.10 (the lowest degree of slip resistance and 1.00 (the highest degree of slip resistance).
These figures compare to recommendations as follows.
0.10 – 0.19 – Very Poor
0.20 – 0.29 – Poor
0.30 – 0.49 – Fair
0.50 – 0.59 – Good
0.60 – 1.00 – Very Good
SLIPSTOP Ireland will friction-test the floor before treatment, after cleaning and after the SLIPSTOP anti-slip treatment is applied. These print-outs are given to the client on completion for record purposes.