Everything You Need To Know About Non-Slip Resin Flooring
Slips and trips can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. It’s important to address the slip resistance and maintenance of floors to prevent such accidents and to enhance floor safety.
Luckily, there’s a slip-resistant floor solution for any situation, whether it’s for a kitchen that is prone to spillage of food or drink or a high-demand manufacturing factory that must account for oils, greases and fuel.
Working in hazardous settings where there is a high risk of slipping might be dangerous if you don’t have the proper safety flooring.
Therefore, specialist safety flooring is the best way to keep people safe in situations when toxins are present all of the time and spills are unavoidable, read on to learn more about slip-resistant (often incorrectly called non-slip) resin flooring…
What Is Slip Resistance?
The roughness of a floor that produces positive traction and minimises the risk of slipping and falling is known as slip resistance.
A metric is used to measure the slipperiness of a floor in order to assess slip resistance. The coefficient of friction (COF) is the force required to hold two materials (the foot and the floor) together as well as the maximum force required to prevent slipping.
Why Slip Resistant Resin Flooring Is Important
It’s important to remember that slip resistance is often what people incorrectly call “anti-slip” or “non-slip”, but this is not correct as it’s possible to slip on any floor, it’s just the resistance at which that happens.
Accidents involving slips and trips are among the most hazardous and costly types of injuries out there.
As a result, slip-resistant flooring is a must for most industrial and commercial environments, as it can be only a matter of time until a member of staff or a customer experiences a painful and costly accident.
Complying With Regulations
The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations of 1992 require that flooring must be suitable, in good condition and free of obstructions. As a result, flooring should allow individuals to walk around freely and safely.
These regulations ensure that all individuals entering premises are kept safe from slippery surfaces.
For your unique projects, you should opt for a resin flooring solution that is safe for everyone and that adheres to slip-resistance standards.
How Can You Make Your Slip Resistant Resin Flooring Hygienic?
Depending on the use of the floor, your slip-resistant finish can wear away. This may be down to:
- Heavy application of weight
- Frequent use
- Even in your routine cleaning process*
*Abrasive cleaning apparatus can actually wear down the floor, as it quite literally rubs the slip resistance away.
Although certain flooring’s slip resistance will deteriorate over time, Acrylicon will advise you on the optimum cleaning method for your Acrylicon resin floors to preserve their life.
We analyse your needs and can adapt a solution to you, advising you on the best method to maintain your floor. Also, if an Acrylicon floor requires slip resistance maintenance, the refreshed layer will become an integral part of the current floor due to its chemical bonding, with no chance of delamination.
What Kind of Slip Resistance Is Needed For You?
For some projects, less aggressive slip resistance is needed with a greater focus on its cleanability
The more aggressive the floor’s slip resistance, the more difficult it is to clean. This is due to the larger and more angular aggregate that is present in the coating of a heavily slip-resistant floor. The more slip resistant the floor surface’s profile is, the more difficult it is to clean.
Look For A Resin Flooring Partner Who Can Help With Care And Maintenance
The chemical makeup of each floor should be considered when cleaning and maintaining it. Slip-resistant properties of the floor may be compromised if you clean too vigorously or with harsh chemicals, providing a health and safety concern.
The resin floor you choose should come with its own set of instructions for care and maintenance, as well as particular cleaning instructions. Expect to meet with the manufacturer on a yearly basis to confirm that your resin floor is in good working order.
This can be an issue if you don’t choose a system that comes with a ten-year warranty – or if you wish to work with many stakeholders to install your floor. To put it another way, you select X for product development and Y for installation.
Rather, choose a single company to handle both the manufacture and installation of your resin flooring. This will offer complete transparency and clarity when it comes to warranties.
Acrylicon Resin Flooring
Acrylicon’s Unique Resin Flooring is a long-lasting solution with a short cure time and easy installation.
With your flooring option, you shouldn’t have to worry about repairs. Instead, expect a long-lasting solution from Acrylicon resin flooring, which is extremely durable and backed by a ten-year warranty.
Acrylicon belongs to the thermoplastic resin family. Uncured resin reactivates cured resin, allowing it to uncure, chemically bond and recure together. Because there are no cold joints, there is no possibility of delamination inside the flooring system.
Secondly, Thermoplastic resins have an unrivalled cure time. Acrylicon fully cures in two hours, allowing a company to get back up and running with minimal downtime.
At Acrylicon, we can customise the slip resistance to suit the customers’ requirements. This can be from the lightest scatter of F60 aluminium oxide to a full broadcast of 0.7-1.2mm quartz or something in-between.
Slip Resistant Resin Flooring: A Practical Example
As you may tell, delivering an effective and safe flooring solution isn’t without its challenges.
Find out how we were able to facilitate the installation of a complete Acrylicon resin floor in the prestigious Shangri-La at The Shard, starting to re-install the kitchen within 2 hours of the final coat being applied. Click here.
As you can see, slip-resistant resin flooring offers numerous benefits. Because of its high durability, slip resistance and quick installation time, Acrylicon is well suited to industrial flooring options for areas where safety, durability and hygiene are critical.
Want to learn more about how Acrylicon Unique Resin Flooring can help you achieve slip-resistant flooring?
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with an expert today.
Note: Acrylicon can perform floor repairs at weekends and out of hours to ensure minimal disruption to your business.