Slip-Resistant Resin Flooring

slipresistant resin flooring

Slip-resistant resin flooring is a popular option for commercial spaces, offering the look of a high-end floor with the practicality required in busy work areas. Resin is resistant to stains and scratches, meaning it is easy to clean and can last for years. In addition, it is a highly durable material that is resistant to impacts and chemicals, making it ideal for heavy foot traffic.

The type and size of aggregate broadcast within an epoxy floor coating can be a crucial factor in slip resistance. This is a more specialist consideration that requires an understanding of the specific environment and any requirements and standards that may be relevant to the area, including the cleaning regimes that are likely to be used.

Safety Underfoot: The Importance of Slip-Resistant Resin Flooring

For example, the type of aggregate used can significantly affect the level of slip resistance for an area that is to be used in a working environment with the potential for oil and grease spillages. Suitable aggregates for this type of environment would include colored quartz, silica sand, aluminum oxide, plastic media or walnut shells.

Despite this, it is important to remember that any resin floor surface can still be slippery if there is excessive moisture present on the surface. Therefore, the correct maintenance procedures must be put in place to ensure that this does not occur. This should involve ensuring that the floor is adequately dried and regularly cleaned with appropriate cleaners. In addition, it is good practice to ensure that any spillages are cleared up as soon as possible. This is often referred to as ‘common sense’, but it can significantly reduce the risk of slips and trips in the workplace.