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How to Make Swimming Pool Areas Less Slippery

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How to Make Swimming Pool Areas Less Slippery

Having a swimming pool at your house is a wonderful facility for the whole family. But pools come with a lot of responsibility, including maintenance, cleaning and safety. Safety is the top priority, especially considering how many people are injured at pools each year. If anyone slips and falls around your swimming pool, the results can be very dangerous. But how do you reduce the slipperiness and safeguard your outdoor areas? What is the best anti-slip solution for swimming pool areas? Keeping swimming pool decks clean and dry is a key part of maintaining pool safety. But especially during the...

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How to Choose a Non-Slip Coating For Your Wood Surfaces

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How to Choose a Non-Slip Coating For Your Wood Surfaces

Wood floors are popular because they add a wonderfully rich and warm atmosphere to spaces. But wood surfaces can often be slippery to walk across. While the wood itself isn’t usually slippery, things like dirt, dust, waxes and polishes can make them slick. So, how do you reduce the slipperiness of wood surfaces? The easiest and most effective way to make wood floors less slippery is to invest in a non-slip wooden coating. You can apply this type of coating to many wood types. Once applied, the finish creates a non-slip layer that offers more traction to the surface. The...

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ANSI A326.3 Revised: New Minimum DCOF Values

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ANSI A326.3 Revised: New Minimum DCOF Values

In February 2022, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a revised version of the Test Method for Measuring Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) of Hard Surface Flooring Materials. The new version includes the addition of a five-category product use classification system. The five categories include: Interior, Dry Interior, Wet Interior, Wet Plus Exterior, Wet Oils/Greases The A326.3 revised version also gives minimum DCOF values for each product use category. It advises minimum DCOF values range from 0.42 to 0.55. These new values are seen as a key step towards better specifications and consumer safety. How to determine DCOF values...

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The Benefits Of Using Non-Skid Coatings

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The Benefits Of Using Non-Skid Coatings

While you want the floors of your home or workplace to look aesthetically great, you also need them to be durable and functional. Some flooring choices look amazing, however, they are naturally slippery and can lead to dangerous accidents. This is when you need an effective non-skid coating that allows you to keep the look of your floors while also enhancing their slip resistance.  What are the advantages of using a non-skid coating on your floors? Some home or business owners may think that applying non-skid floor paint is a complex process and may change the look of their floors...

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How to Prevent Unnecessary Slips in the Bathtub and Shower

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How to Prevent Unnecessary Slips in the Bathtub and Shower

A vast majority of dangerous slips and falls occur in the bathroom. The slick, hard surfaces combined with moisture and soap can make for some hazardous conditions. However, with a few preventative steps, you can dramatically lower your and your family's risk of slipping and falling in the bathroom. Steps to reduce the risk of falling in the bathtub or shower Keep it clean The first and most important thing to do is to keep the bathroom clean and free of clutter. Wipe spills up immediately and clean off any soap residue before and after a bath or shower. Additionally,...

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