It doesn’t matter how it happens. Someone slips, trips, falls, and you close your eyes and clench your teeth as if to say, ‘Ouch!’
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) slips, trips and falls constitute most general industry accidents. They are second only to motor vehicles as the cause of accidental deaths. They accounted for over 800,000 workplace injuries in 2014 that resulted in days away from work. And, again according to OSHA, they cause ~12,000 deaths a year.
For this reason, Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems is serious about slip resistant flooring. In fact, every floor coating we sell can be made slip resistant. Even our polished concrete flooring option meets ADA and OSHA slip resistance standards. Some of our more popular slip resistant finishes include the V-8 6.0 High Performance Epoxy System and the V-8 Hybrid XT Coating.
V-8 6.0 High Performance Epoxy System – This 100% Epoxy solids coating is designed as a 2-coat application with a thickness ranging from 12 – 60 mils. After the first epoxy coating is applied to your cement floor and while it is still wet, industrial sand flint is broadcast across the floor. This provides a textured, slip resistant finish after the final epoxy coating is applied. Depending on your needs, the texture can be light or heavy.
V-8 Hybrid XT Coating – When you need a safe, slip-resistant floor that can be installed and returned to service quickly, we recommend the V-8 Hybrid XT Coating. This slip resistant flooring is available in a variety of colors and finishes ranging from commercial to high end. And all of them are easy to install, maintain, and clean.
And if you’re looking for more good news, here it is. Safe flooring doesn’t have to look boring. With vinyl chips, mica flakes, and quartz granules as finish options, your slip resistant floors will be both safe and beautiful.
Why risk increased insurance premiums, lawsuits and worse from workplace slips, trip and falls if you don’t have to? Call an Xtreme Engineered Floor System expert today to find out more about your new slip resistant floor.