SlipNOT® non-slip metal flooring products are an advanced safety alternative to traditional diamond plate. Diamond plate may be classified as slip resistant; however, when it is wet or covered by a slippery substance, it does not provide the traction needed to keep people on their feet. Overtime, the raised diamond pattern wears unevenly and will have to be replaced. Below are pros and cons of both diamond plate and SlipNOT® metal coated products.
|Cost effective||Depending on pattern, may be slippery when wet|
|Easily fabricated||Minimal shoe to surface contact|
|Commonly used and available||Minimal slip resistance|
|Aesthetically pleasing||Coefficient of friction varies depending on diamond pattern|
|Durable and long lasting||Initial investment|
|Available in various degrees of abrasiveness||Surface cannot be applied in the field|
|Customized to job specifications||Requires more involved cleaning such as a stiff bristle brush or power washing|
If you are in a high traffic area where diamond plate would be a concern, you could retrofit or replace it with a SlipNOT® product such as plate, flattened expanded metal, or perforated plate. SlipNOT® will coat customer supplied diamond plate, but does not supply or recommend it. For a superior product replacement with a coefficient of friction of above 0.85, please request a quote or free sample today.