An elegantly designed house, a happy and peaceful living space is always a prerequisite to start design for living space design, so it’s in your best interest to keep it as secure for your living space as possible. A way of preventing this and ensuring your safety is to select the type of tiles suitable for this specific concern, in particular families with ederly peope and children. It is, however, important to remember that not every tile is slip proof despite how high the resistant rating may be. Despite this, being equipped with practical knowledge on slip resistance is immensely helpful the next time you shop for tiles. Below is a list of tile collection with different R rating to help you get more ideas for your own living space.
What is anti- slip?
Anti-Slip ratings for tiles are determined by the Oil Wet Ramp Test. The test is conducted by a person walking on an oiled surface wearing cleated safety boots while being held by a harness. The angle of the ramp is adjusted until the individual slips, generating the R-Value.
The R value ranges from 9 to 13, which can be summarized below
R9 tiles indicates that the surface of the tile is matte and relatively smooth. The tile is suitable for dry areas such as the living room and bedrooms.
R10 tiles are a good fit where occasional spills and wetness can occur. Tiles of such ratings are ideal for bathroom and kitchen, corridors, etc.
R11 tiles are considered to be secure for both dry and wet environments, which makes them perfect for use in home environments varying from damper areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, pool wall to commercial places like hallways, medium-sized restaurant kitchen…
R12 tiles is generally regarded as safe for installation in areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and hallways, as well as commercial areas of various sizes, from communal showers and lavatories, pool sides and changing rooms to hotel foyers, shopping centres and airports, parking spaces.
R13 tiles is usually recommended for areas which are exposed to water for the majority of time, such as patios, swimming pools and surrounding areas, SPAs and saunas, as well as kitchens in some cases.
StepWise™, the new Marazzi technology for anti slip
StepWise™ Technology makes tile 50% more slip-resistant than ordinary tile. Less slippage means more reliability and safer walking surfaces. This patented technology is not just a surface technique or a non-slip coating. It is infused directly into the tile during the manufacturing process and has a DCOF (Dynamic Coefficient of Friction) of 0.60 Newton in comparing with industry standard of 0.42 Newton value - it will not wear off - not even in high-traffic commercial spaces. With its combination of high slip resistance, the surface that is still soft to the touch and exceptionally easy care - these new surfaces can be sanitized with just water and a delicate cleaner and are the ideal solution for heavily used locations: transit points, commercial kitchens, swimming-pools, public toilets and showers, private and hotel outdoor areas, etc.
Anti-slip collections R10
Anti-slip tile with Stepwise Technology (R10)
Anti-slip collections R11
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