Evaluating tiles based on the requirement for tile placement is an important consideration. The choice to buy new tiles, either for your house or for business use, needs an awareness of a number of variables. Sowing these seeds now will provide the benefits of security, satisfaction, and value for money. Otherwise, you risk purchasing tiles that leave you exposed to disasters and spending more money on fresh sets of tiles.
What is Slip Resistance?
Slip Resistance is the force necessary to keep an object moving as it slips across a surface. It is the ratio of the forces applied by the shoe sole on the floor to the force pushing the sole over the surface.
How to choose skid-resistance tiles?
While Slide Resistance reduces slippage over tiles, it does not ensure that the customer will never slip on it because it is affected by elements such as the dry floor, wet floor, and soapy floor.
Textured floor tiles give some friction, making them less slippery, making them an excellent option for heavy traffic areas in your home or business property, as well as if you have children or grandparents in your home.
Similarly, glazed or polished tiles have a particularly smooth surface, it is important to keep a watch on the Slip Resistance measure. The more anti-skid the tiles, the more difficult it is to keep them clean.
What is COF and how is it calculated?
COF is an abbreviation for the coefficient of friction, which measures slip resistance. It is a frictional force between two objects that are affected by the materials used and the surface quality. Materials having a coefficient of friction (COF) of less than 0.1 are slippery. COF is computed using four ASTM-approved techniques (American Society for Testing and Material).
This measure indicates the dynamic coefficient of friction, which is a measurement of the amount of friction present when walking on wet, level flooring. To begin, the method requires three tools: portable movable equipment, a moveable device with an electric motor that moves at a constant speed over the surface of the tiles to be tested, and a moveable device with an electric motor that moves at a constant speed over the surface of the tiles to be tested.
Furthermore, the findings of this test help us in determining if a tile surface may encourage slipping or falling.
This method determines the static coefficient of friction, which is the force necessary to begin moving on a tile surface from a stationary position. To determine slip resistance, a dynamometer coated in 4S rubber and loaded with an unknown weight is used on a dry and wet tile surface.
A person walks on an inclined test area composed of ceramic tiles in this approach. The test panel’s angle of inclination is gradually increased until he begins to slip.
The energy absorbed when a slippery element coated in 4S rubber and attached to a pendulum is made to swing on a wet and dry tile surface is measured using this approach.
According to the American National Standard Institute, the coefficient of friction should be at least 0.40.
CERAMICS WITH DURABILITY: As one of the company’s virtues, Dura tiles monitored the tiles thoroughly in dry and wet circumstances, as well as the pace of the subject, to incorporate precise values of COF. The ISO-10545-17 protocol produced COF values more than 0.40 for dry circumstances and less than 0.40 for wet situations. To satisfy our clients’ expanding demands, we contribute to standard development with an eye towards global safety.