Flooring Identification

Flooring can be separated into two broad categories: soft and hard. Both soft and hard floors are available with a physical pattern on the surface, often referred to as a profile. Profiled floors are considered at the end of this lesson.

To effectively manage slip risks it is important that you understand your floor, eg:
  • the effect of wear and tear on your floor over time;
  • how the application of polishes and coatings can change the surface properties;
  • if the surface can be modified to improve slip resistance.

This module concentrates on surface slip resistance and what can effect it, which is often overlooked but is vital in preventing slips.
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