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Non Slip Floor Paints are a cost effective solution to providing a non-slip / anti-slip / anti-skid / slip resistant surface in a great many domestic, commercial and industrial floor painting applications.
There is no such thing as a completely ‘Non-Slip Floor Paint’, or a completely ‘Slip Resistant Floor Paint’, as the ‘Slip Resistance’ of a floor is due to a combination of several factors:-
• The profile of the floor
• The slope of the floor
• The type of footwear or tyres
• The type of materials or spillages on the floor
• The spillage displacement volume of the floor (the amount of spillages that could be dispersed in the profile that created the degree of slip resistance)
• The speed of the vehicles or pedestrians
There are some different UK and other National Standards with tests that can be used to measure the slip resistance of a specific floor surface, especially -where this is required for legal or safety reasons, NCC Buy Floor Paint’s
technical experts can advise you on these slip resistance flooring standards where required – just call any of our offices and one of our floor painting specialists will be able to assist you.
These standards include British, German, French, Italian and American laboratory and on-site tests and testing equipment, but unfortunately these all have their limitations and perceived problems or inefficiencies. Therefore todate none has been agreed upon to form the basis of a European (EN) Slip Resistance Standard, or an other International (ISO) Quality Standard for Slip Resistance.
However in most situations and indeed by law in the UK, this is really a matter of "Common Sense" and "taking care to reduce the potential risk of any slip hazards"; to "provide or recommend suitable footwear or tyres"; to "give clear notification of any risk" and to "make all users of any given area aware of the risk".
In practise this means to provide a degree of slip resistance on the floor appropriate to the specific environment; to ensure that any floor treatments such as cleaning and polishing are appropriate; plus to ensure that any spillages that do occur are quickly and thoroughly cleaned up.
A suitable non-slip floor surface for a given type of area is usually best achieved by creating a slip resistance profile with-in the selected floor paint. This is usually done by using broadcast or incorporated specially graded aggregates or Polypropylene beads (such as Remmers ADD 250). . This establishes a profile that is sufficiently 'profiled' or textured to increase the slip resistance to the desired degree. The floor can still effectively be smooth and appropriately sealed, which to prevents the creation of a dangerously rough and abrasive surface, plus this also allows easy cleaning in case of wet conditions or spillages in the area.
For more guidance on slip resistant floors, then full details of the currently available tests and standards -is given in the HSE Information Sheet 03/07, which we have also provided to be viewed or downloaded from this website - see below.
Additionally the German Standard DIN 51330 includes a summary of the required levels of slip resistance for floors that are suitable for use in different industries and areas. This slip resistance level is stated in terms of the surface slipperiness (the R Value), and the spillage displacement volume (the V value).
This extremely useful and practical guide has been adapted and reproduced by Remmers for us and is available to view or download from this website see below.
However, often selecting the most appropriate size and grading of the aggregate or beads is eventually a matter for practical experience. An NCC Buy Floor Paint office can provide detailed recommendations for slip resistance requirements and classifications foron on your specific project on request.
HSE - Technical Information Sheet
Remmers - Slip Resistant Floor Coatings