Shining floors have, over the past few decades, become an integral part of all aristocratic establishments. Besides being neatly finished, these floors impart an elegant look to a hall or room. However, the increase in the use of floors with glaze leads to a risk or danger. Shining floors tend to be slippery thus causing frequent and fatal accidents. The slippery top of a floor often causes people to slip and fall, leading to injuries and suffering. This problem occurs in homes, workplaces, malls, hotels, pool decks, and multiplexes, alike.
Keeping these threats in mind, anti-slip safety solutions are being used by architects and planners in order to ensure the safety of those walking on floors with a shine.
Some of these solutions are:
- Sample Tile Testing
- Traction Testing
- COF (Coefficient of Friction) Standards
In addition to these tests, products like coatings and chemical cleansers are being used that provide effective resistance to fatal slips. These products comprise non slip floor coating, traction cleaner, floor safety solution, and restorative cleaner.
A non slip floor coating is an advanced slip-resistant coating that provides the correct level of COF for avoiding slips. Most non slip coatings are specially designed to have inherent anti-slip qualities, thus meeting or exceeding safety standards. Besides the average anti-slip paints, there are floor coatings specially made for industrial and commercial applications.
The Ultraviolet Coat is one such non slip coating that is ideal for situations where little or no downtime can be allowed. This UV (ultraviolet) cured system is the most advanced technology used in no-wax coatings, i.e. there is no need to wax the floor again. With wax out of the way, the environmental impact is largely reduced, overall. This means eliminating the need of using chemical wax strippers, saving huge amounts of fresh water, and saving energy from not needing to do mechanical buffing.
Most reputed UV Coat solutions are well-suited for various kinds of flooring like ceramic tile, natural stone (slate, marble), vinyl (VCT, luxury, sheet), terrazzo, hardwood, marmolem, linoleum, PVC, bamboo, rubber, concrete, engineered wood, and hardwood.
Benefits of an UV Coat are :
Improved Safety: The anti-slip result provided by an UV Coat exceeds international safety standards.
Durability: UV Coats have a greater durability than wax (by up to 20 times).
Cost-effectiveness: These coats reduce maintenance costs by almost 50%.
Infection and Microbial Control: These coatings reduce bacteria growth and eliminate unpleasant odors. These improve quality of indoor air and reduce dust to a large extent.
Environment-friendliness: These coats reduce water and energy consumption and meet or exceed a number of global standards.
Low-maintenance: These coats need no buffing, waxing, or stripping. These repel stains and marks and are easy to clean.