Chapter 11. Slip Resistance of Floor Tile Glazes
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1989 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
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
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1989
Print ISBN: 9780470374832
Online ISBN: 9780470310526
- floor tile glazes;
- floor safety;
- horizontal pull meter method;
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.