If floors are to be made less slippery, it is important to match the floor surfaces to the work environment. Three issues need to be considered.
First, what is the nature of the traffic in the area?
Areas designed for heavy vehicle traffic require a more aggressive and durable surface than areas designed for foot traffic.
Second, what contaminants are likely to affect the surface?
It is usually a good idea to plan for the worst case scenario so that the surface provides more protection than ordinarily necessary. Common contaminants include chemicals, acids, oils, grease, gasoline, food by-products, soaps and cleaning compounds, powders, and plain old water. do these contaminants pool or pile up in a certain area? are contamination problems occasional or chronic?
Third, what is the nature of the surface itself?
Is it a ramp, dock, catwalk, floor, step, or dimly lit hallway?
American Safety Technology products ensure a useful and cost-effective non-skid solutions. Originally developed for navy aircraft carrier decks, our high-performance coatings are designed to work under the most difficult conditions imaginable - Even areas with heavy vehicle traffic.