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Project Vinyl & Safety Flooring

Eternal Step safety vinyl

Safety. Design. Confidence. For the Step collection Forbo introduces its new, unique and innovative slip resistant “Step Crystals” that combine excellent non slip properties with is clear and bright visual. The particle enhanced flooring ensures a lifetime slip resistant performance and contributes to a clean and fresh design and cares for the environment.

Our Step collection contains products ranging up to R12 and offers the best ‘bare foot’, as well as ‘bare foot / foot wear’ non slip solutions.

  • Eternal Step safety vinyl
  • Eternal Step safety vinyl
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    Eternal Step Aqua

    Eternal Step Aqua

    This modern, organic design with a new and unique embossing shape is designed for barefoot (and soft soled shoes) areas. Eternal Step Aqua is a flexible floor, that can easily be installed to the specifc requirements of these wetroom areas. And most importantly: it will perform on the highest barefoot class. The clean and modern collection fits the hygienic and sensitive requirements of the application areas, like bathrooms and swimming pool areas.

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    Eternal Step

    Eternal Step

    Eternal Step ** offers you the **fresher alternative to the conventional safety flooring with an improved cleaner aesthetic. A palette of 8 colors combines gradations of hue and lightness.

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    Eternal Step Wood

    Eternal Step Wood

    The Eternal Step Wood safety vinyl collection contains natural designs, realistic and close to nature, 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.

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    Eternal Step SR

    Eternal Step SR

    Forbo's Eternal Step SR safety vinyl is applicable in areas where a higher slip risk is identified, like professional kitchens, light industrial food production, flourist shops, garden centres. Eternal Step SR offers a combination of high slip resistance and high hygienic standards.
    Safe and long lasting, and with PUR Pearl™ coating for easy cleaning and maintenance. All available colors match with a Surestep collection item. Compared with other non-slip collections, the amount of black particles is reduced to realize a friendlier floor visual.

Technical Information

Technical Specifications

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Forbo has a wide variety of promotional and technical documentation available for each of its products. The documents can be found by going to the product selection of your choice. You are then able to download the related documents. DOWNLOAD CENTER

You can also immediately download the Eternal Step, Eternal Step SR. & Eternal Step Aqua and Adhesive technical information here.

Step
MSDS

Eternal Step
Technical Data Sheet

Eternal Step SR
Technical Data Sheet

Eternal Step Aqua
Technical Data Sheet

Eternal Step, Eternal Step SR. & Eternal Step Aqua Adhesive
V 885 Technical Data Sheet
V 885 SDS

Warranty
5 Year

Guide/CSI Specifications
Vinyl Sheet Specifications

Step Safety vinyl TS cover

Installation

Installation

In order to get a perfect floor it is important to prepare and to pay attention to a proper installation of the floor covering. Forbo offers an assortment of high quality installation products and tools, which helps you obtaining the desired result. Key factors for successful installation of a floor are:






Jobsite Conditions
Areas to receive material should be clean, fully enclosed and weather tight with the permanent HVAC in operation. A minimum temperature 68º F (20º C) should be established at least seven days prior to beginning the installation, maintained during the installation, and for at least seven days following the installation. The installation should not begin until the work of all other trades has been completed, especially overhead trades. Any areas to receive material should be adequately lighted to allow for proper inspection of the substrate, installation, seaming and for final inspection.

Subfloor Preparation
The installation of a floor starts with the subfloor, which must be sound, smooth, flat, clean, and permanently dry. In order to ensure that the moisture condition of concrete substrates is within acceptable limits, it is critical that moisture testing be conducted on ALL concrete substrates, regardless of age or grade level, including those where resilient flooring has already been installed. Moisture testing should not be conducted unless a stable, conditioned environment as described under the Jobsite Conditions section has been established. The 3 moisture testes that Forbo recommends conducting are as follows: a Calcium Chloride (Moisture Vapor Emission) Test, a Relative Humidity Test, and a pH Test. Performing adhesive bond tests is also highly recommended. Bond testing will aid in identifying both the working characteristics of the adhesive (open time and working time) for the site conditions, and also any potential bonding problems.

Material Storage and Handling
Areas where materials are to be stored should be a stable, conditioned environment as described under the Jobsite Conditions section. All materials and adhesives should be acclimated to these conditions for at least 48 hours prior to the installation. Material should be delivered to the job site in original, unopened packaging, with all labels intact. All rolls should be stored standing upright, labels up, to ensure that the color, roll and batch numbers can be easily read.

Scribing and cutting
A good start makes all the difference: pay extra attention to the first sheet of floor covering! A set of professional installation tools contributes to a perfect result.

Adhering
A perfectly installed floor requires perfect adhesion. Forbo recommends using our V 885 adhesive for Vinyl sheet installations. The flooring material must always be placed into wet adhesive and rolled immediately with a 100 pound roller. Check for adhesive transfer frequently. There must be a wet transfer of adhesive to the material backing in order to achieve a secure bond. Always carefully read and follow the instructions on the adhesive label regarding the use and application of the adhesive, and always review and follow safety and health warnings included on the label and MSDS. After installation, make sure that the room is ventilated, in order to allow the adhesive to dry. Heavy foot traffic and rolling loads are not recommended over a freshly installed floor, until the adhesive has set thoroughly, which in normal conditions takes about 72 hours.

Seaming
The seams should be heat welded no sooner than the day following installation.

Installation Guide

Project vinyl installation.

Floor Care

Floor Care for Eternal Step Floors

Forbo Eternal products are a homogeneous sheet vinyl that have lacquered finish wear layer that is transparent. This finish ensures a
maximal wear resistance and maintains the design of the floor. The PVC wear layer also contains aluminum oxide and carborundum chips
for durable slip resistance. A non woven, fully impregnated, glass fleece layer functions as the backbone of the floor, ensuring dimensional
stability. Adding to stability and the high quality standard of Eternal is the optimized calendared backing, a firm but flexible and embossed
layer to allow easy installation. The backing layer, which is a substantial part of the construction, contains 40% recycled content.

There are generally three types of cleanings are performed on Eternal Step Vinyl. The first is an initial cleaning. You would want to wait a minimum of five days following the installation before conducting initial cleaning or other wet cleaning procedures in order to allow the adhesive to dry and cure properly. The initial cleaning is done for new installations exposed to normal construction soil and traffic.

The second type of cleaning is a routine cleaning. The routine cleaning should be performed a minimum of once a day, depending on the application, type of traffic and hours of operation.

The third, and final, type of cleaning is an interim cleaning. The interim cleaning should be performed as needed, depending on the application, type of traffic and hours of operation.

Additional maintenance may be performed if necessary.

Forbo offers a full line of cleaning products including a Neutral pH Cleaner, Spray Buff, Mop on Restorer, Heavy Duty Cleaner, Matte Floor Finish (for commercial use), Gloss Floor Finish (for commercial use), Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner, Adhesive Remover, & a Residential Floor Finish.

Floor Care Guidelines

Slip Resistance

Slip Resistance Explained

A sustainable, lifetime performance as a result of particles throughout the matrix of the product 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 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

Collection

Safety. Design. Confidence

Our Step collection is unique in every way. It is 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 has been divided in three ranges; Surestep (R10), Safestep (R11, R12) and Wetroom

Surestep
R10 slip resistance: all Surestep products, 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, corridors, ramps, special areas such as coffee corners, washrooms, toilet, crafts class rooms and public rooms.

Safestep
Safestep products are applicable in areas where a higher slip risk is identified because of incidental, acidental 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
Wetroom flooring products 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 collections

Sustainable and Durable

Sustainable safety vinyl

With the focus on LCA improvement, we keep on improving our sustainable performance for all our 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%. And by using Step Crystals: a recycled by-product, we need lower energy to produce. For the product itself using Step Crystals result in clearer visual and less soiling which results in less water usage for cleaning in the use phase.

All other Forbo’s sustainable usp’s remain;
• 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 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

Step Safety Vinyl

What to Use Where

What to Use Where

The Eternal Step safety flooring collection provides a complete range of floor covering that are designed to meet safety requirements in a wide range of applications.

Eternal Step & Eternal Step SR
Elevators/lobbies
Hydrotherapy rooms
Laboratories
Patient/physical therapy rooms
Pharmacies
Indoor ramps
Surgery/scrub rooms
Commercial kitchens/food service areas
Corridors
Locker rooms
Restrooms
Office/conference rooms
Deli/bakery areas
Eating areas
Frozen food/dairy sections
Warehouse/manufacturing areas
Small parts assembly areas
Research/production labs

Eternal Step Aqua
Locker rooms
Showers
Indoor ramps
Hydrotherapy rooms

Step wetroom

Brochure

Read more about Step

Would you like to read more about our safety flooring and our Step collection
please download our brochure

Step brochure cover

Wallbase & Install Accessories

Wallbase & Install Accessories

To view our wallbase colors and accessories please download brochure below.

wallbase