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Floor Safety News

NFSI B101.1 and B101.3 standards: The new official slip-resistance test methods of the protective coatings industry  The NFSI B101.0 through B101.8 standards are now officially recognized by the coatings industry. The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC), together with the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), has published the SSPC-Technology Guide 21-2015 Guide to Evaluation of Slip and Fall Resistance of Flooring Surfaces. It references nine NFSI B101 standards and requires that painted and coated surfaces now be tested per the NFSI B101.1 and/or the B101.3 standards.  These standards have also been adopted by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers...

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Anti-slip Solutions for Water Parks and Splash Pads

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Anti-slip Solutions for Water Parks and Splash Pads

When summertime comes around, it's time to improve the maintenance in and around your swimming pool or water park. If you're the owner or manager of an aquatic environment, you need to pay special attention to the safety of these areas for your guests. Keep in mind that wherever water is present, the slipperiness of surfaces increases dramatically, especially for surfaces such as concrete and tiles that are naturally sleek and where barefoot traffic is present. What about splash pads? Splash pads are recreation areas with water-spraying features of various kinds with a very low level of standing water or...

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Anti-Slip Solutions for Wooden Stairs, Outdoor Wooden Steps and Wood Floors

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Anti-Slip Solutions for Wooden Stairs, Outdoor Wooden Steps and Wood Floors

Through the years, wood floors have always been popular - and for good reasons. They add warmth and beauty to any space and they are usually easy to keep clean. However, there is one big problem with wood surfaces, they can be very slippery! Especially wooden steps and stairs can be the cause of serious slip and fall accidents. How to fix slippery wood floors and wooden stairs   From adding carpets to installing railings, there are many different ways to reduce the slipperiness of wood floors and wooden steps. But how effective are they really? While they're an easy...

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When High-Performance Non-Slip Epoxy Paint is The Right Solution

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When High-Performance Non-Slip Epoxy Paint is The Right Solution

When it comes to the safety of your loved ones, guests, employees or customers, you want only the best. This is why you need a durable solution to safeguard slippery floors in and around your home or workplace. Epoxy paint is an excellent solution for many property owners because it is one of the toughest paint materials available today. For some, it is also a great choice to add a little extra shine and even color to floors. What exactly is Epoxy paint? Epoxy paint was originally designed for industrial use. It is a latex acrylic coating with Epoxy in...

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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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