Safety Flooring Glasgow
Safety flooring is a specially designed floor that reduces the risks of slipping to facilitate safe movement. It differs from other flooring types in that it is designed and tested to provide safety in high traffic and commercial areas that require certain safety measures. It offers more traction underfoot to minimize the risks of falling or slipping in wet surfaces, areas exposed to regular spilling, dust, and other contaminants that interfere with the flow of movement. Safety flooring is essential in places that require topmost levels of safety, such as healthcare facilities, educational facilities, and retail/commercial environments. Safety flooring is an ideal solution for employers looking for a risk-free environment for their employees.
Old worn out flooring at an MOT station in Biggar, South Lanarkshire
Non slip safety flooring installed, crucial for this environment
Types of Safety Flooring
- Resin flooring: this type of flooring is installed using a mixture of several ingredients, including epoxy, polyurethane, and methyl methacrylate, to form a hardwearing plastic surface.
- Altro-flooring: this is a particular type of PVC flooring with a non-slip vinyl coating. It is usually thick, a feature that makes it more resistant to wear and tear.
- Polysafe flooring: polysafe flooring involves integrating anti-slip particles such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, colored quartz, and other naturally recycled materials within the vinyl to result in a consistent surface.
Slips, trips, and falls occur every day around our working environments and result in severe injuries. In most cases, the floor surface is usually a contributing factor to these types of slips. For instance, the floor can be wet or dirty, worn out, or uneven. Establishing anti-slip flooring that can prevent the risks of injuries is vital for any workplace or commercial environment.
Anti-slip flooring for commercial floors
Anti-slip flooring provides extra traction underfoot and is often suitable for commercial floors in facilities such as factories and warehouses where there is more stress from machinery and high traffic.
Anti-slip surfaces for steps and external grounds
Anti-slip surfaces can be customized to fit on steps and other external grounds such as walkways to minimize slip risks. For instance, color when two contrasting colors are used, users can distinguish steps or stair edges.
Anti-slip is also one of the many benefits of resin driveways, patios and paths.
Anti-slip flooring for dog kennels and animals
An anti-slip floor for paws provides safety to your animals and simplifies the cleaning. Animals can suffer sores on their elbows from lying on a hard surface, which is why an ideal anti-slip floor is essential.
The ISG team has installed dozens of flooring in dog kennels across Scotland.
Anti-slip flooring for gyms
The gym floor is undoubtedly the most used part of the gym, and it should provide much-needed safety during workouts and movements. It should have anti-slip features that minimize the risks of injuries during workouts while still providing comfort to the users.
Anti-slip flooring for bathrooms
Bathroom floors are usually risky because of the constant water and wetness, exposing users to slip risks. The easiest way to reduce such risks is to install an anti-slip floor that increases texture to the floor for more foot traction.
Anti-slip flooring for kitchens
Kitchen floors are regularly exposed to food debris, oil, water, and other contaminants that increase the risks of trips and slips. Anti-slip flooring that is easy to walk on and clean ensures the user’s safety as the kitchen involves a lot of movement. This is especially true for commercial kitchen flooring.
Safety Flooring Installers
When it comes to installing safety flooring, ensuring that the floor remains slip-resistant for a long period of time is fundamental. As such, you should look for safety flooring installers that will work with you to identify the specific type of anti-slip flooring best suited to your environment.
Contact ISG Flooring Ltd for some advice and a free safety flooring quote.