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Specifying Tiles for Care and Dementia Projects

SPECIFYING TILES FOR CARE & DEMENTIA PROJECTS When designing for care projects, the types of tiles specified are extremely important. Age-related changes and impairments can often make it more difficult for people to understand and navigate a building, so we have put together an advice document [...]
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Slip resistance/ Pendulum test (PTV) advice

- The Pendulum test measures dynamic coefficient of friction (CoF). The test is designed to replicate a pedestrian heel strike, the point at which most slips occur. -When a pedestrian heel strikes a wet floor a fluid film is created between them, this can cause a slip. - This test works in wet condi [...]
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Wear resistance: PEI Ratings explained

WEAR RESISTANCE: PEI RATINGS EXPLAINED Wear-resistance properties of glazed vitreous and porcelain stoneware tiles in accordance with EN ISO 10545-7.All floor coverings are exposed to wear. The extent of wear is primarily dependent on the following factors:• Frequency of use• Degree of soili [...]
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Barefoot Slip Resistance Advice

When specifying tiles for a commercial project, HSE anti-slip guidelines advise and recommend using tiles that meet particular floor slip rating requirements. For barefoot areas (areas exposed to wet), the slip resistance of tiles is tested on an inclined surface with a pre-determined slope angle [...]
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LRV (Light Reflectance Values) explained

LIGHT REFLECTANCE VALUES (LRV) In architecture, Light Reflectance Values (LRV), are a measure of the percentage of visible and usable light that is reflected from a surface when illuminated by a light source.Why are Light Reflectance Values important?Legislation (Equality Act 2010) requires that [...]
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Get to Grips with Slip Ratings

When specifying tiles for a commercial project, HSE anti-slip guidelines advise and recommend using tiles that meet particular floor slip rating requirements.   Ramp Test For shod working areas, slip rating requirements are classified as ‘R Ratings’ and are based on the extent of the sl [...]
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Get to Grips on Slip Ratings

Grestec Tiles have put together a guide to barefoot and shod slip ratings, identifying tile slip requirements for a host of barefoot and working areas. View the Barefoot Slip Resistance Advice white paper here and the Shod Slip Resistance Advice white paper here. [...]
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Hexagon tile trend

Grestec Tiles have put together a guide to the hexagon tile trend. Emperor Hex - Encaustic effect Emperor is a terracotta, encaustic, cement-effect range with an exclusive variety of decors. Emperor recaptures the taste for decoration making it more contemporary. The terracotta-cement look is exalt [...]
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