Anti slip coating & other types of anti skid floor treatment prevent accidents
Slips and trips are a serious problem, both at home and in the workplace. In Singapore, slips and trips account for the most workplace injuries, and most of the general injuries involve slips. If you are an employer, you have duty of care to provide a safe workplace for your employees, and are liable if you neglect it. Fortunately there is a simple remedy: an anti slip coating or another anti skid floor treatment is easy to apply and effective in preventing slip-caused injuries.
Here we will provide you with all the information you need to determine which anti slip coating solution is right for your project, and help you find the anti skid floor treatment you need whether you are looking for a anti slip bathroom flooring or in the kitchen.
Choose the best type of anti slip coating for your project
A number of factors affects the choice of anti skid floor treatment. Anti slip coating products are numerous, and many are intended for specific substrates or end uses. Therefore, it is paramount that you keep the following in mind when choosing your anti skid floor treatment:
- The substrate type: metal, concrete, wood, plastic, glass, etc.
- The substrate’s environment: Is there a risk of chemical exposure, abrasion, UV radiation?
- The intended use: Will the anti slip coating need to withstand mechanical loads and heavy impacts, or is it for foot traffic? Is it in a setting where health and cleanliness is a concern?
Once you know precisely what you expect from your anti slip coating, you need to understand the demands of each coating type. Anti skid floor treatment comes in three different types: as a separate paint and non slip additive which need to be combined, a premixed coating, and as a nano coating. Let’s take a closer look at these types of anti skid floor treatment.
1. Anti skid floor treatment by combing a coating and an additive
Heavy industrial-use flooring to kitchen floors, aggregate is a flexible material. However, which aggregate you choose will affect which coating you can use: glass beads and synthetic aggregate can be combined with acrylic coatings as well as resin coatings (epoxy, urethane, polyaspartic and polyurea), whereas silica and, aluminium oxide, coloured quartz and flint silica aggregates can only be used with resin coatings. However, adding your own aggregate gives you control over the final anti slip floor treatment and its looks.
A anti skid floor treatment can be made by adding an aggregate such as sand, glass beads, rubber crumb, and others to a regular floor coating. The aggregate provides a rough surface which prevents slipping. Aggregate can be mixed through a coating before application, or sprinkled over a still wet first coat. If the second, it should be allowed to dry before having excess aggregate brushed away and a second coat applied on top. The aggregate comes in three grades: fine, medium, and coarse, in order of increasing slip resistance depending on what is expected from the anti skid treatment.
Appropriate substrates: All, just choose your coating and aggregate pairing carefully to create an optimal anti slip treatment.
2. Premixed anti slip paint – the most common anti slip bathroom flooring Singapore
Interior and exterior floors (e.g. bathrooms, kitchens etc.), walkways, decks, patios, mild industrial and commercial environments with up to heavy pedestrian foot traffic and light rubber wheeled cart traffic. Hospitals, kitchens, change rooms, schools, anywhere that requires an anti slip coating.
The simplest anti slip solution for tiles, wood and other common substrates; these products come with aggregate premixed, either as a two- or single-component system, or create a rough textured surface as the coating dries into an anti slip flooring system. These coatings are durable, water and oil resistant, and come in epoxy, polyurethane varieties. They are often divided into categories based on specific need; Offshore (corrosion resistant anti slip paint for metal), Industrial (chemical and abrasion resistant anti skid coating) and Commercial (aesthetically appealing anti skid floor treatment).
Appropriate substrates: There are specific anti skid floor treatment products for specific substrates; this option is suitable for all substrates, but you need to choose the appropriate coating for example if you are looking to create anti slip bathroom flooring, be sure to choose a paint that can be applied on floor tiles. For a breakdown of anti skid floor treatment options by substrate, visit our anti slip coating pages for concrete and metal.
3. Anti skid floor treatment based on nanotechnology – ideal anti slip coating for tiles
Applications which require a clear, glossy finish and very thin coating profile. These nano-based anti slip coating products can be used for interior and exterior applications including entryways and ramps, in food preparation areas, in wet-prone areas like spas, swimming pools, and leisure centres. They are also an ideal anti slip coating for tiles for example on private bathroom flooring. In general nanotechnology allows for durable anti slip tile treatment.
An anti slip nano coating uses the numerous benefits of nano coatings and adds one more by making them non slip, too. A relatively new process, the non slip nano coating provides a textured surface on a scale so small it is virtually unnoticeable, but which actually becomes even more non slip when it is wet making it a perfect anti slip bathroom flooring system. These coatings are also durable, waterproof, abrasion resistant, long-lasting, low-maintenance, and non-toxic. These coatings are usually anti slip spray systems, thus easy to apply.
Appropriate substrates: All.
Anti slip paint services & anti skid floor treatment products in Singapore
Anti slip coating is available from suppliers across Singapore. Below is a table outlining different non slip floor treatment varieties, as well suitable substrates. If you would like any more information about anti slip coating for tiles, wood, concrete or any other material in your project, our experts are here to help. Get in contact through the “Request a quote” button at the bottom of the article and use our 100% free service to find the best anti slip coating for you!
Note that the traditional anti slip coating solutions are inexpensive compared to the innovative nano anti slip paint systems which are not yet widely available in Singapore.
|Anti slip Coating||Description||Substrates|
|Delta Intercon:Delta Anti Slip Floor Treatment||A clear anti slip treatment||For mineral surfaces; ceramic tiles, quarry tiles, mosaic floor and concrete. Suitable as anti slip bathroom flooring|
|Chiaki Worldwide: Anti Slip Floor Paint Coatings||Clear and coloured anti slip coating products for multiple environments from private bathrooms to industrial settings||For any substrate depending on the product|
|G-MES International: Slipmedic’s Stone Grip||Anti skid coating and spray products||For mineral surfaces: anti slip coating for tiles|
Anti slip flooring Singapore – Standards & Testing
The Singapore Standard for slip resistant measurement of pedestrian surface materials is SS 485: 2011. This standard includes wet pendulum testing and dry friction testing in order to define the slip resistance of a floor, and suitable methods to improve it where needed and define the anti slip coating system.
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