Customer: Hotel Eden im Park, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Assignment: to retrofit smooth tiles with an anti-slip coating.

Substrate: ceramic tiles.

Antislip Solution: SWISS GriP for spa & floor >>
Slip Resistance: Slip resistance class C and R11
Class C:      DIN 51097 - Angle of inclination ≥ 24°
Class R11:  DIN 51130 - Angle of inclination 19°-27°

Retrofitting smooth tiles to make them non-slip

How to make slippery tiles non-slip afterwards? The lasting anti-slip treatment:

Slippery tiles are often an unforeseen nuisance for anyone who spends time directly in wet areas. But the walkways and rooms in front of them are also riddled with puddles of water from splashing water and wet shoe soles. The friction coefficient, which determines the degree of slip resistance, is reduced by wetness. Consequently, tiles that were slip-resistant when dry become slippery when wet.

Replacing the tiling seems unavoidable if you want to protect employees, guests or your own family from slipping accidents. Yet the production of new building materials is the number one climate hazard. The Hotel Eden im Park took a different approach. Instead of replacing the tiles in the spa, they were coated with a transparent anti-slip coating. This not only helps the climate, but also the guests, as SWISSGriP coatings not only have the highest slip resistance class C, but are also antimicrobial. Visually, the tiles have not changed and the hotel was able to save itself a costly refurbishment.