The Ceramic Tile Institute of America (CTIOA) has endorsed improved slip-resistance test methods and slip resistance safety standards.
Gray LaFortune, CTIOA Director,
said this endorsement encourages the use of the test methods and safety
standards for not only ceramic tile, but also natural stone, vinyl and
linoleum, terrazzo, concrete, and wood flooring. LaFortune is asking U.S.
tile manufacturers to provide the new slip safety information to architects,
designers and consumers.
“For years different industries
have been trying to evaluate flooring surface safety based on different test
methods that do not correlate,” LaFortune said. “The result has been confusion
that makes it difficult, if not impossible, for manufacturers to provide
reliable data and specifiers to provide realistic specifications.”
For further details, visit the
CTIOA website at www.CTIOA.org.
CTIOA endorses improved slip resistance tests
June 12, 2008