We have put this information together to help anyone involved with floor graphics to understand the different slip resistance ratings as well as how our selection of floor graphic media fits in to those ratings.
We offer a wide range of floor graphic vinyl and non-slip laminates with different slip resistance ratings as well as floor marking tapes to help maintain social distancing for both indoor and outdoor use.
Our extensive printable floor graphic range includes two part floor graphic products ie: printable floor vinyl with a matching anti slip laminate as well as one part floor graphic textured printable vinyl solution.
With floor vinyl materials specifically suited for application to indoor smooth floors and carpets as well as for outdoor smooth and rough surfaces, we have the complete solution for your customer’s needs.
The R scale is a rating under DIN 51130 classification for shod feet that measures the slipperiness of a flooring surface. The 'R' stands for 'Ramp' and many European products are tested to this standard. The Ramp is adjustable so that the angle of slope can be raised, which when combined with a contaminant such as oil or a soap solution gives an increasingly slippery surface and the more likelihood that the test subject who is walking down the slope will slip. As soon as the ‘slip’ happens the ‘R’ is recorded. The steeper the angle of ramp when the slip happens the higher the R rating.
The ramp declination angles for each rating are set at:
As you can see from this, the R scale starts at R9 which is the lowest rating and progresses through increasing values to the highest floor slip resistance at R13. It is important to note that surfaces that are classified by the DIN 51130 standard as R9 and R10 will still be slippery when used in wet or greasy conditions.
Those products suitable to be used outdoors in wet conditions can also be rated under the DIN 51097 classification for use with bare feet. The rating is a simple A to C with A being the lowest and C being required for use in areas such as swimming pools, leisure centre changing rooms etc.
The Pendulum test is a classification under EN-13036 (similar to BS 7976-2) and instead of a ramp this test replicates a heel striking the floor using a swinging pendulum on level floors with no slope in both dry and wet conditions.
The PTV (Pendulum Test Values) are listed in a scale from 0 to 100 with 100 being the most slip resistant. The minimum slip resistance value considered safe for walking on in wet conditions is 36 PTV.
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|DFP33||Printable vinyl (no lamination required)||R9||Click here|
|ASLAN MP326||Floor Graphic Laminate||R9||Dry 53 Wet 33||Click here|
|Essential Floor Laminate||Floor Graphic Laminate||Dry 72 Wet 50||Click here|
|ASLAN MP300||Floor Graphic Laminate||R12||C||Click here|
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