Not all flooring is the same. In fact, not even all tiles of the same type are identical. We start by choosing the one of our many products that is best suited for your flooring and use type. Then we test the product on a small section of your floor and adjust as needed until we reach the desired traction level. Testing is completed by using a specialty device that measures the Coefficient Of Friction (COF), the industry standard for the amount of traction a floor provides.
Typically there is little to no change is appearance of your tiles. Highly polished marble or granite tile could result in a matte finish after treatment. We always do sample tests before treatment.
The floors can be slip resistant for years, unless you put another coating over it. Coatings can be a buildup of dirt and grease. Products such as waxes will also coat the floor. You will receive a written warranty with your installation.
The product is not a coating that can wear off. Instead it works at the micro pore level to imprint a microscopic tread pattern on the tiles that is so slight it is not visible to the eye.
The basic products have been in use for more than 10 years. As new flooring products come onto the market our products evolve to meet the demands of the new or revised materials.
We use a special meter designed and calibrated to measure the slip resistance of the flooring after the correct product is applied. The measurement is called the Coefficient Of Friction and it is an international standard. The lower the COF the more slippery it is. Here are some examples:
- Ice .02-.04
- Waxed ski on snow .14
- Typical wet tiles .25-.40
- OSHA/ADA guidelines .60
- After Slip-Free Installation .80-.97