One of the essential characteristics of flooring is its slip resistance.
Depending on the level of slip resistance, which may be conditioned by the presence of water, the use of particular substances in specific workspaces or, more generally, the intended use of the flooring, it is advisable – or compulsory, depending on specific regulations – to use a flooring material able to guarantee a high level of friction between contact surfaces.
To tackle the specific anti-slip requirements for the floorings, Ceramiche Refin’s Research and Development division has developed a further three surfaces, in addition to the regular surface, with increasing degrees of friction. Each surface has been studied to remain within the main parameters established by the most important pertinent international regulations.
In addition, an innovative manufacturing process has made the tiles easier to clean than most non-slip surfaces (which are notoriously difficult to clean), thus reducing maintenance costs.
Each class can be associated with specific values that refer to the various regulations governing slip resistance.
|Test Method||Refin surface: Regular||Refin surface: C1||Refin surface: C2||Refin surface: C3|
|DIN 51097||A||A + B||A + B + C||A + B + C|
|PENDULUM BS 7976-2:2002||Moderate slip potential||Low slip potential||Low slip potential||Low slip potential|
|UNI ENV 12633:2006||Class 1||Class 2||Class 3||Class 3|