Chapter 1. Slip Resistance of Ceramic Floor Tile: Design Criteria for Antislip Tile
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1992 The American Ceramic Society
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
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1994
Print ISBN: 9780470375129
Online ISBN: 9780470313916
- ceramic floor tiles;
- glazed and unglazed;
- coeficient of friction;
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.