Chapter 1. Slip Resistance of Ceramic Floor Tile: Design Criteria for Antislip Tile

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. G. Carani,
  2. A. Tenaglia and
  3. G. Timellini

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch1

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Carani, G., Tenaglia, A. and Timellini, G. (1994) Slip Resistance of Ceramic Floor Tile: Design Criteria for Antislip Tile, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch1

Author Information

  1. Italian Ceramic Center Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375129

Online ISBN: 9780470313916

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Keywords:

  • ceramic floor tiles;
  • slipperiness;
  • glazed and unglazed;
  • coeficient of friction;
  • characteristics

Summary

The results of research on the slipperiness, in both wet and dry conditions, of a representative sample of ceramic floor tiles, both glazed and unglazed, are reported and discussed. The slipperiness of the tile was characterized on the basis of the coefficient of friction, measured in both wet and dry conditions using a Tortus Floor Friction Tester following the method developed by British Ceramic Research Ltd. (Rep. CEC 6/81). The resulting values for the coefficients of friction are discussed in relation to the type of tile surface (glazed or unglazed), the surface roughness, and the presence of surface relief. The results obtained provide useful indications and criteria for the design of antislip ceramic tile.