There are several factors cleaning professionals and property managers must consider when assessing the safety of their floors and their ability to help prevent a slip-and-fall accident. The fact is different floors have different needs when it comes to slip resistance, and what might be satisfactory for one type of floor in one setting, may prove quite dangerous and unsafe in another.
Paying a visit to my old elementary school, the school’s custodian showed me how using a magic marker he placed colored dots between each coat of floor finish as it was applied in certain hallways. If I remember correctly, he used a red dot after the second coat of finish, a blue dot after the third, and a yellow dot after the fourth. As time went on and the finish wore away, the dots told him how many coats of finish were still left on the floor.
Hardwood is the floor covering of choice for warmth, upscale image and an enhanced environment in commercial settings. In addition to the wide choice of colors, grain patterns and widths of available wood species, hardwood flooring is one of the most environmentally responsible and cost-efficient flooring choices you can make.