More: DIN 51097

Table for the interpretation of DIN 51097 results

A German standard that tests slip resistance of flooring in barefoot conditions using soapy water as a contaminant. This test is not relevant to shod conditions.

A common problem is interpreting the data produced. Results are presented in a scale running A (most slippery), B, C (least slippery). Each 'A, B, C' value contains a range of possible results, making it difficult to ascertain how slippery a floor is.

For ease of interpretation, CoF values have been added to the table. As a rule of thumb floors, with a CoF of less than 0.25 are likely to have a high slip potential and floors with a CoF above 0.36 are likely to have a low slip potential.
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