Tiles slip resistance
|Customer: Grabs Hospital, Switzerland|
|Assignment: slip resistance for handicapped accessible showers and bathrooms.
Substrate: Porcelain stoneware tiles.
|Antislip Solution: GriP AntiSlip for hospital + healthcare|
Class C: DIN EN 16165 / DIN51097 – Angle of inclination ≥ 24°
Class R11: DIN EN 16165 / DIN51130 – Angle of inclination 19°-27°
The anti-slip properties of tiles or acid-treated floor coverings diminish with use. Depending on the technique used, the slip resistance decreases after a few years or, to the unawareness of customers, even after months or even days.
Textured tiles were chosen for the flooring installed in the handicapped accessible bathroom and shower, as they guarantee higher slip resistance than smooth tiles. However, over time, even textured tiles decrease in slip resistance and the tiles become slippery and slippery.
The clinic's technical management responded immediately when complaints about slip hazards in the barrier-free showers surfaced. The slippery floor areas were treated with SWISSGriP slip-resistant and, with the safety coating, were given the static friction value R11 for shoes and the highest possible slip-resistance class C. With its antimicrobial effect, the SWISSGriP safety coating also supports prevention against fungi, bacteria and viruses.