Client: Siemens AG, Zug, Switzerland
Assignment: Anti-skid protection for tiles in commercial shower rooms.

Substrate: Porcelain stoneware tiles, dark gray.

Antislip Solution: SWISS GRIP Bath & Floor - GriP spraying system
Slip Resistance: Slip resistance class C
Class C:      DIN EN 16165 / DIN51097 – Angle of inclination ≥ 24°
Class R11:  DIN EN 16165 / DIN51130 – Angle of inclination 19°-27°

Slip resistance for showers tiles.

Commercial shower rooms: anti-skid tiles with friction coefficient C and R11.

Siemens Schweiz AG employs 5200 people at its headquarters in Zug for research and future solutions in the industrial, building services and healthcare sectors, among others.

Floor tiles not only have to withstand regular wear and tear, they must also provide good conditions for safe footing. This is because tripping and slipping accidents caused by inadequately slip-resistant floors are the most frequent cause of accidents, as shown by the current accident statistics of the industrial employers' liability insurance association. Slip-resistant tiles are special tiles with a more or less strongly profiled or rough surface. Accident insurers require them especially for floor tiles in commercial areas with an increased risk of slipping, as well as for wet barefoot areas.

Water or dirt on the floor reduces the coefficient of friction. However, slip-resistant floors are the best protection for effective accident prevention, especially in shower areas. Here, subsequent rehabilitation steps ensure slip resistance.

New tiles do not have to be laid for slip resistant refurbishment. With GriP Anti-Slip, existing floor coverings are subsequently processed in terms of slip resistance. GriP coatings are the first choice for this purpose. They are not only easy and quick to apply, but also provide additional hygiene.

The tiled floor of the shower rooms in the Siemens headquarters in Zug proved to be slippery when wet and damp. GriP Safety Coatings was contacted and solved the lack of slip resistance with GriP anti-skid safety coating. The coating was applied in a very short time using the GriP spray system and the shower rooms could be used again the following day.
The anti-slip coating used has the best coefficient of static friction C (barefoot) and R11 (shoes).

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