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.
Many well-run, conscientious businesses take great pride in their clean, shiny floors. These gleaming
surfaces project an aura of cleanliness and order that demonstrates concern about, and pride in, the work environment.
But these same smooth, shiny surfaces turn slick from exposure to contaminents such as water, chemicals, rain, snow, ice, grease, oil, dirt, and powders. When these contaminants combine with a naturally smooth, non-porous surface such as steel, concrete - especially coated concrete - diamond plate, or tile, slips and falls are inevitable.
Slips and falls are not accicents, they are the opposite. Slips and falls are the predictable consequence of foot traffic on smooth, contaminated surfaces.
For areas where aesthetics are of concern, the problem of slips and falls still lurks. However, there is now new technology to combat these without minimizing aesthetics and good looks.
These surfaces can include quarry tile, ceramic tile, vinyl floors, marble floors, floors with high-gloss coating, and several other attractive synthetic and natural flooring materials for areas such as hallways, kitchens, entranceways, aisles, bathrooms, locker rooms, breezeways, steps, exit ramps and pool areas.
The new technology is a scientifically formulated clear surface that is rolled over existing floors in a manner similar to painting a wall - It's that simple! The milky solution dries clear with an aggregate finish. The specially blended polymer aggregate will not scratch underlying surfaces, yet gives the rough texture needed to stop slips and falls when contamination is present. This coating can also be removed when necessary, using a common wax stripper.
American Safety Technology products ensure high safety flooring solutions without compromising on looks.