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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.

This clean slip resistant floor covering fits the hygienic and sensitive requirements of the application areas, like bathrooms and swimming pool areas.

Class C, R10, ESf + ESb, TRRL≥36, Rz≥20.


Safestep Aqua

About Step

Safety. Design. Confidence

Our Step safety vinyl floor coverings are unique in every way. Step combines outstanding slip resistance (up to R12) with a wide range of design possibilities. The PUR Pearl surface provides superior, long-lasting appearance and performance. Our Step safety floors have been divided in 3 ranges; Surestep (R10), Safestep (R11, R12) and Wetroom.

Surestep (R10 slip resistance)
All our Surestep floor coverings 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 such as corridors, ramps, coffee corners, washrooms, toilet, crafts class rooms and public rooms.

Safestep (R11/R12 slip resistance)
Forbo Safestep flooring is applicable in areas where a higher slip risk is identified because 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 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 vinyl flooring

About slip resistance

Slip resistance explained

A sustainable, lifetime performance as a result of particles throughout the matrix of the floor covering is the requirement to comply with EN 13845. This standard specifies the requirements that must be met to ensure durable slip resistance in varying degrees of usage intensity. All Step safety floors comply with EN13845. Download the explanation page

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 use in conditions where footwear is the standard.

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 ‘soap and water’ solutions, a testing method that is more relevant to the barefoot applications. The Step range also offers unique solutions up to the highest class in barefoot safety performance. By choosing the right Step floor for the right application one can prevent the potential for accidents caused
by slipping significantly.

Slip resistance explained

What to use where

What to use where

The Step safety flooring collection provides a complete range of safety floors that are designed to meet safety requirements in various applications. All floor coverings in the Step collection meet and exceed strict Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and European standard requirements. Download the usage advise to see which range is best applicable in which area.
Step usage advise

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

Step safety flooring

Sustainable Step

Sustainable Step

With the focus on LCA improvement, we keep on improving our sustainable performance for all our flooring products.

• For Step safety vinyl we recycle our production waste internally.
• We have increased our recycled content in the backing layer from 39% to 60%.
• By using Step Crystals, a recycled by-product, we need lower energy to produce. For the floor itself using Step Crystals results in clearer visual and less soiling which results in less water usage for cleaning in the use phase.
• Better for the Indoor air 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 & maintenance, reduced water and detergent use
• Forbo Spray method suitable for all R10 products, 100% biodegradable, no chlorine, pH neutral
• Step is a 100% recyclable flooring product

Sustainable Step Safety Vinyl


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