Everything You Need to Know about Anti-Slip Glass Flooring Testing
Ask about Anti-Slip Glass Floor Testing before Choosing a Manufacturer
You’ve done your research. You’ve looked at price points. You know what glass manufacturer you want to handle your glass flooring project. Before you sign on the dotted line, though, make sure to ask them about their anti-slip glass flooring testing policies. To ensure you’re getting the safest flooring possible, here’s what to consider.
3 Factors to Account for with Anti-Slip Glass Floor Testing
When a manufacturer says their glass flooring is slip resistant and safe, this isn’t a time to take their word for it. Make sure they’re using best-in-class anti-slip testing methods.
The Importance of Anti-Slip Glass Flooring Testing
When it comes to glass flooring, the most important thing is safety.
It’s a stunning product. It makes a bold design statement. It offers lots of functional and aesthetic benefits.
But improper design, manufacturing, or installation can lead to safety issues. If there are problems with your flooring, that can open you up to personal financial liability.
You always want to ensure your glass manufacturer puts all glass flooring under thorough, valid, extensive testing.
Objective Third-Party Anti-Slip Testing
Ideally, a glass manufacturer won’t be doing their own slip-resistance testing. Because they are incentivized to find their products safe, those test results become less than reliable.
Prioritize working with manufacturers who can provide evidence of a neutral, credible third-party tester.
Best-in-Class Anti-Slip Testing Standards and Equipment
Not all anti-slip testing for glass flooring is created equal. Some tests are more useful and valid than others.
For example, tests to determine the static coefficient of friction have limited validity. They can be reliable for dry conditions, but they do not account for or reliably predict slip resistance in wet conditions.
If your glass flooring could potentially get exposed to water or other liquid, you want tests that account for the dynamic coefficient of friction.
The British pendulum test equipment is largely considered the gold standard in slip-resistance testing. Many of the most trusted and reliable testing standards use this equipment.
Additionally, don’t settle for manufacturers who provide the results alone from a test. Without the proper context, those numbers are essentially meaningless.
When you see results, ensure those numbers are given with three things:
- A specific test procedure
- A specific test standard
- Test equipment used
Want to know which tests specifically to ask your glass manufacturer about? Check out 6 Questions for Glass Manufacturers about Anti-Slip Glass Flooring.
Want to Know about Jockimo’s Anti-Slip Testing Process for Glass Flooring?
At Jockimo, we’ve been manufacturing high-end, custom architectural glass products for decades.
We take safety and all our testing processes very seriously.
If you want to know more or discuss an upcoming glass project, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!