The Basics of Safety Flooring

Safety floorings do not need to be boring. Commercial spaces should not only be safe but also hygienic and stylish. Safety floorings come in a variety of styles and designs that are attractive and versatile. It can fit in any commercial environment may it be for leisure, healthcare, and anything and everything in between. We have compiled some of the benefits of safety flooring, slip ratings and the kind of style to use in different commercial environments.

What are the Benefits of Safety Flooring?

Safety floorings are easy to clean. It can be easily mopped so puddles of water can be cleared without staining. This is incredibly helpful when dealing with puddles in pools, bathrooms or spillage in the kitchen. This increases the safety, appearance and hygiene of those spaces. In industries where hygiene is a top priority, like healthcare or catering or restaurants, they can truly benefit from safety floorings since the easy-to-clean characteristic of this kind of flooring will prevent bacteria from getting left behind. Wood floorings are not the best choice when it comes to these kind of settings since they are using a great deal of water and wood floorings can get easily damaged by water.

It is important to note that commercial environments have a high footfall which means that these floors are made of durable and high-quality materials. Safety floorings are slip resistant. Most people choose to have safety floorings installed because of this quality. Each brand or type of safety floorings come with an ‘R’ rating. This rating determines the slip-resistance of the flooring. You must keep in mind that some of the lower ratings are cheaper but less effective than the ones with a higher rating.

What are Slip Ratings?

Slip ratings are assigned to those anti-slip tiles to know their slip resistance. This rating range from R9, the minimum standard, to R13, the most slip-resistant. R9 and R10 floors are to be used in places where people will be wearing shoes, especially highly gripped ones. Places like the living rooms, hallways, or places where the floor is rarely wet. This is because R9 and R10 have a lower level of slip resistance. R11 are suited for environments that can get wet, but not consistently wet. These places include bathrooms, toilets and/or kitchens. R12 floors can be used in the same environments that you use R11 floors, but R12 floors are useful for places that have slopes. Lastly, R13 floors are best used in high-risk settings. These include swimming pools, pool changing rooms, shower rooms, or saunas. These places require you to be barefoot. Aside from these places, R13 are also used in busy areas like lobbies or entrances that can get wet during rainy seasons for maximum safety.

How about the Style?

Aesthetics is one of the important factors that people look at before considering safety floorings, especially if it is a commercial space that needs the right atmosphere for consumers. You might also need to consider the colours that your safety flooring should have. The good news is you now have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to looking for designs, styles and colours that will fit the aesthetic of your business and still give you that unified look that will draw in your consumers and make you stand out from competitors.

With this information, you might be already considering having safety flooring for your business. Nailsea Flooring will gladly help you with all your safety flooring concerns. If you have any concerns or questions, you can call our team at 07970 105791 or send us a message at We will also give you a free no-obligation quote when you contact us!

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