SlipShield® Slip Resistant Coating is a slip-resistant, extended life-cycle coating that is applied to interior and exterior ceramic tile, polished stone, polished concrete, coated flooring, and metal decking to attain acceptable slip resistance in both dry and wet environments. SlipShield® is easily cleaned and very durable. SlipShield® is available in both clear and solid colors in gloss and semi-gloss finishes. SlipShield® Clear provides a weatherable, ultra-violet resistant surface that allows the structure and beauty of tile, polished stone and polished concrete to show through while an acceptable Coefficient of Friction can be attained for slip resistance. To meet the slip resistance standards of DCOF .42 for environments where water, splash, and spill, steep ramps or stairs may exist, a specialized aggregate is used with SlipShield® to further increase slip resistance. The addition of our unique aggregate in SlipShield® provides improved slip resistance with minimal aesthetic impact on tile, polished stone, polished concrete, coated flooring, and metal decking. We recommend SlipShield® aggregate be used to attain a DCOF of .42 meeting ANSI A137.1.
Application plays an important role in optimizing the Coefficient of Friction with SlipShield®.
Flooring installation professionals are best equipped to install SlipShield®. It is recommended that a mock-up or test area should be installed to determine the suitability of SlipShield® for the flooring project. An end of project audit should also be performed to confirm that the results expected from the mock-up are achieved.
SlipShield® is a low odor system and can be applied in occupied space. SlipShield® is recommended for substrates that have been protected against moisture transmission from beneath, including the soil, and registers less than 4 lbs. per 1,000 square feet in 24 hours per ASTM F 1869. SlipShield® should not be applied on exterior walkways and decks that have not been engineered to protect against moisture transmission.
How SlipShield® Works
SlipShield® is an extended life cycle weatherable coating system that creates a consistent polymeric structure throughout the film. This polymeric structure provides slip resistance as long as the film remains on the surface of the substrate, whether new or worn.
SlipShield® Aggregate further optimizes the dynamic coefficient of friction on hard floors by adding a translucent SlipShield® Aggregate which is a 300-micron micronized polymer bead to the SlipShield® coating to provide additional slip resistance. The SlipShield® Aggregate’s spherical-shaped particles allow for easy cleaning of the surface. It also provides a smoother feel underfoot, when used on surfaces where bare feet are present. The use of SlipShield® Aggregate is beneficial in meeting and exceeding the .42 Wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction requirement of ANSI A137.1.
Determining the Suitability of SlipShield® for Floors
The purpose of this test is to ensure and approve the suitability of SlipShield® for its intended use including measuring the Coefficient of Friction (COF) of the surface before and after applying SlipShield® to the mock-up to verify and approve the adequacy of the product for the specific situation.
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