Don’t slip up on slip ratings

02 Nov 2022 by Real World Epoxies Pty Ltd

Despite their importance for a variety of health and safety matters, many specifications use the wrong type of slip rating when it comes to resin flooring projects.

To make sure you don’t slip up on your next non-slip floor, please consider the following points:

  • “R” ratings are still very popular, however in most cases they’re not the right choice. This is because the tests only relate to two specific slip combinations - motor oil with safety boots, or water with bare feet.

  • For a more common scenario where water is in contact with a variety of footwear, “P” ratings from a wet pendulum test (AS4586-2013) are more suitable. In this test, a rubber slider is swung across the surface to record a British Pendulum Number (BPN) and a corresponding P value.

  • There are six P ratings - P0 (less texture) through to P5 (more texture). You can find recommended ratings for common areas in the Standards Australia guides, e.g. shopping centre toilets require a P3.

  • Real World Epoxies systems have been independently tested and cover the full range of slip ratings - from a P0 with Resin Guard™, through to P5 and beyond with our specialist non-slip system, Resin Grip™.

Real World Epoxies Pty Ltd
Real World Epoxies Pty Ltd
For over 20 years, Real World Epoxies has been manufacturing high-quality, proven products for resin flooring installers that want to get the job done right – the first time!This is important because these businesses have battled for far too long in an industry with no association or best practices, and many suppliers chasing each other in a race to the bottom.To go mainstream and sit alongside tiles, carpet, timber and vinyl, we’ve got to make it easier to choose, install, maintain, and, most importantly, to trust.For this, we offer our clients the following promise:To only supply proven, reliable, safe products, with no sales talk, and a commitment to help get the best possible outcome for their projects.


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