Chapter 11. Slip Resistance of Floor Tile Glazes

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. E. J. Pawlicki

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310526.ch11

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Pawlicki, E. J. (1989) Slip Resistance of Floor Tile Glazes, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310526.ch11

Author Information

  1. Mobay Corporation Baltimore, MD

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374832

Online ISBN: 9780470310526

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Keywords:

  • floor tile glazes;
  • floor safety;
  • horizontal pull meter method;
  • neolite;
  • neoprene

Summary

The increased use of glazed tile in flooring has led to a search for tests that provide an indicating of “slip resistance.” This paper compares the existing ASTM method C-1028 to a modified method which uses an automated Horizontal Pull Slipmeter (HPS). The coefficients of friction were determined for a wide variety of commercial glazed floor tile products and the data analyzed statistically to identify the better method for reproducibility and field use.