Surestep Star safety flooring is innovative, muted and sophisticated. The holographic chips add colour to the natural and neutral colour series.
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.
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.
Now sound reduction and slip resistance can be delivered by one range! Surestep Wood Decibel offers a 100% visual match to the same Surestep Wood safety vinyl, while realising a 17dB sound reduction. There are 8 wood designs incorporated in the collection, all available in 2 and 4 metres wide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Installation of a project vinyl floor
A high quality installation is of utmost importance for a trouble free and durable lifetime of the flooring material.
Sub floor preparation
The installation of a resilient Forbo floor starts with the sub floor, which must be dry, rigid and smooth. Forbo Europlan is a perfect levelling screed. Forbo Quickfit is a fast alternative sub floor system, especially in situations where sound reduction is required.
For more information about Forbo Flooring project vinyl installation download this document: Project Vinyl Installation
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
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