Slip resistant flooring should be used in all areas where there is a risk of wet contamination e.g. outdoor or uncovered.
Flooring with enhanced slip resistance should be selected where strenuous activity is routinely undertaken on flooring under wet conditions.
For flooring installed on an incline the additional coefficient of friction required is determined by taking the tangent of the angle of the incline and adding that to the minimum CoF for each classification level.
The slip classifications are as follows:
|Unsuitable for wet conditions||Less than 0.4|
|Slip resistant||0.4 to 0.6|
|Enhanced slip resistance||0.6 or more|
Forge welded open mesh gratings with plain load bars and 6mm square twisted cross wires achieve CoF of between 0.4 and 0.6 and would be classed as ‘slip resistant’.
The same flooring with a serrated top surface will achieve a slip resistance coefficient in excess of 0.6 and is therefore classed as ‘enhanced slip resistant’.
We offer Safegrid steel flooring products in both slip resistant and enhanced slip resistant options.
If you aren’t sure which is the most appropriate for your project, please get in touch with our Technical Team for additional guidance.