Floor Tile Inspection & Installation Requirements(1)
Q: Is the slip resistance number 0.5 realistic?
A: Yes, slipping on floors is more a matter of sudden reduction of slip resistance than from a low slip resistance number. Floors that are 0.3 can easily be walked on. Our human computer automatically reduces our length of stride to maximize surface contact. Slips and falls happen when an area contains a lower slip resistance than the balance when an area contains a lower slip resistance than the balance of the floor, say from 0.5 to 0.2, because of a localized beverage spill, or wet floor. Most stones will meet the 0.5 standard.