Natural Stone is Slip-Safe
|Customer: Dolder Grand, Zurich, Switzerland|
|Assignment: Retrofit slip resistance for marble floor.
Substrate: Marble tiles.
|Antislip Solution: SWISS GRIP Bathroom|
Class C: DIN EN 16165 / DIN51097 - Angle of inclination ≥ 24°
Class R11: DIN EN 16165 / DIN51130 - Angle of inclination 19°-27°
The Dolder Grand is a 5-star superior hotel in Zurich. It is located on the Adlisberg, 200 metres above the city centre. Built in 1899, the hotel covers an area of 40,000 square metres and offers 173 rooms and suites. It is one of the Leading Hotels of the World.
Architect Jacques Gros built the luxury hotel in the Swiss timber construction style popular at the time, combining the romance of a forest house with the demands of pampered guests. The Dolder Grand Hotel & Kurhaus opened in 1899. The hotel had room for 220 guests and was equipped with a telephone, telegraph and shared bathrooms. The "Dolder" quickly became the meeting place of Zurich's distinguished society and the venue for luxurious balls.
In 2004, the hotel was temporarily closed and extensively renovated at a cost of 440 million Swiss francs. In 2008, the hotel, renovated by Norman Foster, was reopened.
It is well known that on floors with smooth surfaces, care must be taken not to slip on them. If the element of water also comes into play, a fall is not unlikely. The number one cause of accidents at home and at work is a fall anyway, especially on slippery floors.
SWISSGriP anti-slip coatings therefore offer an essential safety plus. On GriP-coated floors, you can walk without slipping even when it is damp and wet after a bath or shower.
The very beautiful white marble is just as beautiful after being coated with GriP as it was before. The appearance has not been changed - only the slip resistance. With SWISSGriP, the tiles have the highest slip-resistant class in the barefoot area: slip resistance class C.