When discussing slip resistant resilient flooring for your facility or public area what are some characteristics, or properties, of the products that you are considering that should be discussed? Price, material, down time and longevity are all ones that immediately come to mind. Whether or not the product contains small particles, or grit, may not be one of the more obvious questions. Why is this something that should be examined?
The dictionary defines grit as: “abrasive particles or granules, of sand or other small, coarse impurities found in the air, food, water, etc.” Grit is sometimes added to non slip flooring in order to create friction. Whether that flooring be epoxy or metal, grit is subject to wear and loss. Loosing pieces of grit over time can prove not only dangerous for individuals but dangerous to machinery and end products.
SlipNOT® slip resistant resilient flooring is the perfect alternative to flooring that contains these small grit particles. SlipNOT® is different in the fact that it is an all metal flooring product that is created when molten metal is deposited via plasma stream onto a metal substrate. This patented process produces an end product that has a file hard surface of between 55-63 on the Rockwell “C” scale. The abrasive surface is comprised of peaks and valleys that are bonded to the metal substrate by at least 4,000 psi making it extremely durable. These safety products are available in steel, stainless steel and aluminum.
As a superior product to flooring that contains grit, SlipNOT® also offers a variety of metal options to fit any application. The steel SlipNOT® surface can be applied to aluminum plates for a durable yet lightweight alternative. In addition SlipNOT® ‘s grit free stainless steel slip resistant surface can be applied to aluminum base materials for a lightweight, lower cost alternative. Say “NO” to non-slip grit flooring, say “YES” to SlipNOT®