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Safety flooring

Step Safety vinyl

Forbo's Step safety vinyl floors have guaranteed life time slip resistant performance and also offer unique solutions for wetroom applications, providing the best ‘bare foot’, as well as ‘bare foot / footwear’ non slip solutions. The collection comprises various subranges each with it's own properties, offering a solution for any area that requires a safety floor.

New & unique in the Step range are the slip resistant “Step Crystals”, that provide security and contribute to a clean and fresh design, with proven easier cleaning. Step offers the widest range in design in safety flooring, without compromising performance.

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    Safestep Aqua

    Safestep Aqua

    Safestep Aqua safety floors have a modern, organic design with a new and unique embossing shape. They are designed for barefoot (and soft soled shoes) areas. Safestep Aqua is a flexible floor, that can easily be installed to the specific requirements of wetroom areas. And most importantly: it performs on the highest barefoot class.

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    Safestep R11

    Safestep R11

    Forbo Safestep R11 safety vinyl is applicable in areas where a higher slip risk is identified, like professional kitchens, light industrial food production, garden centres. Our Safestep R11 floors offers a combination of durable slip resistance and high hygienic standards.

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    Safestep R12

    Safestep R12

    Our Safestep R12 safety flooring range is a high slip resistant R12 rated floor covering ensuring slip resistance under the most extreme conditions. The 4 soil hiding colours are designed to suit their application in light industrial areas. Each item can be colour matched with a design from our Surestep range and with Safestep R11.

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    Surestep Laguna

    Surestep Laguna

    Surestep Laguna safety flooring combines barefoot and footwear slip resistance for areas where both are likely and frequently will take place. Complying to the relevant norms for both specifications it can cover all transition areas, like changing rooms and circulation areas.

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    Surestep Mineral

    Surestep Mineral

    Forbo's Surestep Mineral safety vinyl floors offer a unique mineral design with a small speckle with a monumental gesture for large areas. The collection contains 5 colours.

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    Surestep Original

    Surestep Original

    Surestep Original safety flooring offers you a fresh alternative to the conventional safety flooring thanks to it's improved cleaner aesthetic. A palette of 24 colours combines gradations of hue and lightness.

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    Surestep Texture

    Surestep Texture

    Surestep Texture safety flooring has a trendy focused design with a subtle textile impression for a soft and elegant look & feel. The textured embossing enhances the tactility and the gentle look of the visual. All this combined with the slip resistance properties of all our Surestep floor coverings. With Step Crystals for a clear and bright visual image.

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    Surestep Star

    Surestep Star

    Surestep Star safety flooring is innovative, muted and sophisticated. The holographic chips add colour to the natural and neutral colour series.

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    Surestep Stone

    Surestep Stone

    True to life stone floor designs with a modern look. Surestep Stone safety vinyl flooring offers a range with a hard and solid appearance in 8 straightforward colours. Enriched by carborundum or Step Crystals particles for realistic visuals and excellent slip resistance.

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    Surestep Wood

    Surestep Wood

    Our Surestep Wood safety vinyl floors contain natural designs for areas with a warm ambience. The popular wood designs have a clear and sharp wood visual with the practically invisible Step Crystals for lasting slip resistance performance.

Safety. Design. Confidence.

Safety. Design. Confidence.

Our Step safety vinyl collection is unique in many ways. It's a durable floor covering combining outstanding slip resistance (up to R12) with a wide range of design possibilities. The PUR Pearl surface provides superior, long-lasting appearance and performance.

The collection is divided in 3 ranges:
Surestep (R10), Safestep (R11, R12) and Wetroom floors

Surestep
All Surestep floors provide R10 slip resistance, are non-slip particle enhanced and can be applied in all types of general walking areas where an increased slip risk may occur. Typical areas are high traffic areas like corridors, ramps, coffee corners, washrooms, toilet, crafts class rooms and public rooms.

Safestep
Safestep floors are applicable in areas where a higher slip risk is identified when incidental, accidental or continuous active contamination of the floor occurs. In these areas it is simply not possible to prevent spillage, due to the type of work environment. Typical areas are: professional kitchens, light industrial food production, flourist shops, garden centres.

Wetroom (Surestep Laguna, Safestep Aqua)
Wetroom floor coverings are developed for use in continuously wet areas, where water flows frequently and barefoot traffic is the standard, or a combination of barefoot and footwear traffic occurs. Typical areas are; shower rooms, spa/pool surroundings, changing rooms, locker rooms.

Step safety flooring

Why choose Step?

Why choose Step?

• Step is safety vinyl flooring with guaranteed life time slip resistant performance
  (R10, R11 & R12).

• The PUR Pearl surface provides superior, long-lasting appearance and
   performance.

• Low gloss surface for low scuff and a natural look

• Wide design variety

• Transparent or coloured durable wear layer for a long-lasting appearance

• Unique and attractive solutions for wetroom applications, providing the best
  ‘bare foot’, as well as ‘bare foot / footwear’ non slip solutions.

• New and unique are the slip resistant “Step Crystals”, that provide security and
  contribute to a clean and fresh design, with proven easier cleaning.

• Step is optimized for its environmental performance by using recycled content
  and recycled components in its product build-up.

• Optional with or without felt backing for better adhesion properties.

What to use where

What to use where

The Step safety flooring collection provides a complete range of floor coverings that are designed to meet safety requirements in a wide range of applications. All floors in the Step collection meet and exceed strict Health and Safety Executive (HSE) & European standard requirements.

Download the complete usage advise here

Summarized overview:
Surestep: general and spillage areas with increased slip risk
Safestep R11: areas with increased slip risk due to accidental or continuous contamination
Safestep R12: light industrial usage
Surestep Laguna: wetroom areas, predominantly barefoot use but also accessed by footwear
Safestep Aqua: spa’s, showers and swimming pool areas

Surestep Laguna

Slip resistance explained

Slip resistance explained

A sustainable, lifetime performance as a result of particles throughout the matrix of the product is the requirement to comply with EN13845. This standard specifies the requirements that must be met to ensure durable slip resistance in varying degrees of usage intensity. All Step floors comply with EN13845.

Floors are often evaluated on slip resistance performance by using the R-scale, which is linked to the DIN 51130 standard. Measuring slip resistance on a ramp covered with oil at different angles and thereby resulting in different classes of slip. Step safety flooring is covering the most relevant classes of R10 to R12, in a comprehensive range of products that are used in conditions where footwear is the standard (all Surestep ranges, Safestep R11 & R12).

For products used in barefoot areas, DIN51097 applies. The testing method is similar to that of the DIN 51130, but this time the product is flooded with a ‘soap and water’ solution, a testing method that is more relevant to the barefoot applications. The Step range also offers unique solutions up to the highest class in this barefoot safety performance: Surestep Laguna and Safestep Aqua.

By choosing the right Step floor for the right application one can prevent slipping accidents significantly.

Download our slip resistance document

Slip resistance explained

Step & the environment

Step & the environment

With the focus on LCA improvement, the key developments for the new Step collection can be summerised as follows:

● Internal recycling of production waste (until now waste was recycled by an
   external partner)

● Increased recycled content in the backing layer; from 39% to 60%

● Overall improvements by using Step Crystals: a recycled by-product, lower
   energy to produce, resulting in clearer visual and less soiling: therefore less water
   usage for cleaning in use phase.

All other Forbo’s sustainable usp’s remain:

● Better for the Indoorair quality; AgBB compliant and TVOC<250 μg/m3

● Compliant+ to the REACH substances list

● Produced with 100% green electricity

● Water based inks used in printed designs

● Low requirements for cleaning and maintenance, reduced water and
   detergent use

● Forbo Spray method suitable for all R10 products, 100% biodegradable,
   no chlorine, pH neutral

● a 100% recyclable product

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