Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Slip Resistance Test Method

This article was originally published by CleanLink

Slip-and-fall injuries have long been a standing problem for manufacturers and consumers of ceramic tile. However, a new industry standard stands poised to change how tile is tested. The ANSI/NFSI B101.3-2012 wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) standard joins the 2009 release of the ANSI/NFSI B101.1 wet Static Coefficient of Friction standard and now provides manufacturers a comprehensive approach to quantifying the "Traction" levels of all types of ceramic, porcelain, and polished concrete materials.

In the past the slip resistance qualities of highly polished stone and porcelain materials could not be accurately measured. Russell Kendzior, Committee Secretary for the ANSI B101 standards committee states that: "wet SCOF testing simply wouldn't work on highly polished stone which the ANSI B101 committee had to go back to the drawing board to develop a better test method."

Read the full article at: http://www.cleanlink.com/news/article/New-Slip-Resistance-Test-Method-is-Published--14331

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