Expert Answers in Slip Resistance
How can we restore a tile floor that was etched to be more slip resistant?
ANSWER - The trade-off of etching a tile floor to make it more slip resistant is that it will alter the appearance of the tile and the tile can be come more difficult to clean…Read More
Why does my ceramic tile floor feel tacky when it gets cold?
ANSWER - When the interior atmosphere is humid and warm, and the outdoor temperature is very cold, then the tile surface is relatively cold, and in effect it becomes the warm side of a vapor…Read More
Are there any Codes or Regulations that Require a Walking Surface to meet a Coefficient of Friction?
ANSWER - The CBC (California Building Code) and ADA (Americans with Disability Act) are vague and subjective regarding slip resistance requirements. There are quantitative standards for ceramic tile in ANSI A137.1…Read More
What is the Coefficient of Friction on Slate Roof tiles?
ANSWER - We deal a lot with static coefficient of friction and dynamic coefficient of friction on stone and other hard surfaces per ASTM C1028 and ANSI A137.1 respectively. There are many types of slate…Read More
Does polished tile meet ADA Standards in a chapel area?
ANSWER - Americans with Disability Act (ADA) states that the minimum dry static Coefficient of Friction (COF) of 0.60; ramps: 0.80. Based on the other industry recommendations I would say it needs to be a minimum…Read More
My Slate and Brick are too Slippery after Applying a Sealer
ANSWER - Most penetrating sealers today claim to make the stone or tile surface more slip resistant. Years ago a lot of silicone based sealers were used that make the tile surface very slippery. Slip resistance…Read More