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Floor Safety Is An Integral Part of Architectural Design

Ensuring floor safety within your building blueprints is pivotal for creating secure and visionary spaces. Floor Friction can help. Fl


Here are the steps we recommend architects take to specify floor safety while adhering to building codes, standards, and ANSI guidelines:

Identify High-Risk Zones: Pinpoint areas prone to moisture, spills, or heavy foot traffic, necessitating slip-resistant flooring for heightened safety.


Reference Applicable ANSI Standards: Consult ANSI 326.3-22 for the most up to date, essential guidelines on slip resistance and coefficient of friction (COF) ratings.


Incorporate Building Codes: Relevant building codes like the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) often mandate specific slip resistance criteria and refer back to ANSI 3263.


Material Specification: Clearly detail slip-resistant materials, which can include post-installation treatments or coatings, and their required COF values. 


Envision Maintenance Strategies: Outline routine cleaning and upkeep procedures that sustain the slip-resistant characteristics of the flooring throughout the building's lifecycle.


Seek Expert Input: Collaborate with flooring experts like Floor Friction to guarantee chosen materials and treatments align with your design vision while meeting rigorous safety standards.


Effective Communication: Communicate your slip-resistant flooring specifications unambiguously to contractors, builders, and clients for a seamless execution process.


By incorporating these measures into your blueprints, you merge creative design with safety-conscious planning. This synergy will yield spaces that are both captivating and secure, reflecting your design prowess and commitment to occupant welfare.

Read our latest blog post   about the power of incorporating floor safety into your plans and specifications. Safety isn't an afterthought; it's an integral part of visionary design.

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