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Step safety vinyl

Our Step safety vinyl flooring collection is a complete range of products that meet safety requirements across a wide variety of different applications. They are ideal not only in general spaces but also in more extreme areas, such as wetroom (barefoot) areas, commercial kitchens and industrial applications.

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  • 172212 Surestep Original tabletop
    Surestep Original

    Surestep Original

    Surestep Original offers a fresh alternative to conventional safety slip resistant flooring with an improved cleaner aesthetic. A palette of 33 colours combines gradations of hue and lightness.

    Four items are available with 17 dB impact sound reduction – 172862 / 171072 / 172092 / 171592.

  • 177982 Surestep Steel tabletop
    Surestep Steel

    Surestep Steel

    Surestep Steel delivers a new visual to our slip-resistant safety flooring collection, with a smooth concrete look and a metallic sparkle in the background, across a palette of four colours.

  • 176422 Surestep Star tabletop
    Surestep Star

    Surestep Star

    Innovative, muted and sophisticated. The nine contemporary tones offer hints of grey and a unique aesthetic. Surestep Star slip-resistant vinyl flooring offers a brighter visual with holographic particles colour matched to the terrazzo or natural base colour of each item.

  • 17132 Surestep Material tabletop
    Surestep Material

    Surestep Material

    Surestep Material slip resistant vinyl sheet flooring is a concise mix of stone, textured and mineral structures that add depth and refinement to the collection.

    Four items are available with 17 dB impact sound reduction – 17122 / 17422 / 17482 / 17172

  • 18832 Surestep Wood tabletop
    Surestep Wood

    Surestep Wood

    Realistic natural designs provide a warm ambience to all areas. The Surestep Wood slip-resistant vinyl flooring offers a palette of 11 colourways contains our most popular bestselling colours alongside new abstract woods and all-over designs.

    All the wood designs have a clear and sharp visual due to the use of the almost invisible 'Step Crystals'.

  • Step Digital Print 1798 moon
    Surestep Digital Print

    Surestep Digital Print

    Our Digitally Printed Step range takes safety flooring into a new design dimension. Still featuring all the product performance benefits of our standard Surestep ranges, Surestep Digital Print allows you to create custom safety flooring. Choose from our two stocked Ice Cream or Moon designs or create your own design.

  • Star Barefoot 199097_178082
    Surestep Star barefoot

    Surestep Star barefoot

    Surestep Star Barefoot safety slip-resistant flooring combines barefoot and footwear slip resistance for areas that require a barefoot rating in wet areas.

    This collection offers a brighter visual with holographic particles colour matched to the terrazzo or natural base colour of each item.

  • 181982 Surestep Laguna tabletop
    Surestep Laguna

    Surestep Laguna

    Surestep Laguna safety slip-resistant flooring combines barefoot and footwear slip resistance for areas where possible wet spillage can occur. It can cover all transition areas, like changing rooms and circulation areas.

  • 180212 Safestep Aqua tabletop
    Safestep Aqua

    Safestep Aqua

    Safestep Aqua safety floors have a modern, organic design with a new and unique embossing. They are designed for barefoot (and soft-soled shoes) areas and perform on the highest barefoot class.

    This clean slip-resistant floor covering perfectly fits the hygienic and sensitive requirements of the application areas, such as bathrooms.

  • 174952 Safestep R11 tabletop
    Safestep R11

    Safestep R11

    Safestep R11 is available in 9 colours and designed specifically to match the areas where a high level of slip resistance flooring is needed, where there is increased slip risk due to contamination issues.

    All items are colour coordinated with the Safestep R12 range.

  • 175752 Safestep R12 vinyl flooring tabletop
    Safestep R12

    Safestep R12

    Safestep R12 is a high slip-resistant flooring that ensures slip resistance under even the most extreme conditions, such as commercial kitchens.

    All items are colour coordinated with the Safestep R11 range.

About Step

Forbo Step; a true safety floor

The Forbo Step range offers the best in Safety, Design and Confidence. Delivering true particle-based sustainable slip resistance across the widest choice in design and colour; along with advanced surface technology to ensure ease of cleaning and maintenance.

From Surestep ranges for general use to Safestep industrial or wetroom solutions that comply with the AS 4586-2013 slip resistance classification of pedestrian surface materials.

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

Surestep R10 (Original, Star, Steel, Material, Wood, Laguna, Digital Print)
Surestep is suitable for use in a wide variety of applications, such as general walking areas, where there is an increased slip risk. Surestep is the optimum combination of slip resistance and ease of maintenance.

Safestep (R11, R12)
Products in this category are ideal for use in areas where a high slip risk has been identified from continuous contamination of the floor. In these areas, where spills are an inherent part of the work environment.

Wetroom (Safestep Aqua, Surestep Laguna, Surestep Star Barefoot)
Wetroom floor products are developed for use in continuously wet areas, where water flows frequently and barefoot traffic is the standard, or where a combination of barefoot and footwear traffic is expected.

Forbo Surestep Laguna 181982 Aquamarine flooring for wet areas

Slip ratings explained

Slip ratings for flooring explained

AS 4586-2013 slip resistance classification of pedestrian surface materials
This Australian slip standard outlines the main test methods based on global best practices for classifying and assessing the frictional properties of floor surfaces under different conditions. It includes the following slip resistance test methods:

Wet pendulum slip resistance test (P rating) – The preferred test method for on-site testing utilises a pendulum friction tester to determine the slip resistance of the floor.

Oil/wet inclined ramp slip resistance test (R rating) – Oil simulates contamination other than water often found in for example commercial kitchens.

Wet barefoot inclined ramp slip resistance test – Used for wet area product testing, for products such as Safestep Aqua, Surestep Star barefoot and Surestep Laguna.

Step slip rating classifications

All Suresteps P3*R10
Safestep R11P4*R11
Safestep R12P5*R12
Safestep AquaP3*R10, C
Surestep Laguna P3*R10, B
Surestep Star barefoot P3*R10, B

For further information on slip resistance, view our Forbo Slip resistance flooring guide

* Pendulum values of Forbo safety vinyl have been achieved in an accredited 3rd party laboratory. Forbo will not be liable or responsible for highly variable and varying in situ results

Slip Rating Classifications AS 4586 | Step Safety

Slip rating requirements

Different slip rating for different areas

Different areas require different slip requirements as outlined by the National Construction Code (NCC), HB 197:1999 and SA HB 198:2014 guides to slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces.

Forbo Step particle enhanced safety flooring are tested to the standard AS 4586-2013 slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials, by NATA accredited laboratories and complies with the recommendations of HB 197:1999 and SA HB 198:2014, which are guides only.

Click on the image below to enlarge the slip resistance guidelines to learn more.


Step safety vinyl sample folder


GBCA Green Star Rating

• Step is produced using 100% green electricity (from renewable resources)
• SA8000 certification ensures that important human rights and ethical working conditions are respected in our worldwide supply
• Phthalate-free and low in TVOC emissions

Green Star Responsible Products Framework
Application of our Surestep or Safestep safety vinyl can help achieve "Best Practice" (RPV ≥ 12), with our Vinyl Council of Australia Best Practice PVC, GreenRate Level A certifications and product specific EPD.

Step GreenTag certificate
Forbo Best Environmental Practice PVC group certificate
Step Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Step TVOC emissions test certificate


Technical specifications

Key features

Key features

Step performs best in Safety, Design & Confidence: ultimate sustainable slip-resistant flooring, the widest choice in designs and durable protection.


  • Guaranteed sustainable slip-resistance performance

  • Covers all relevant slip resistance ratings (R10, R11, R12)


  • Offers the most authentic natural Wood visual with embossed PUR Wood Pearl™

  • Inspiring new possibilities in digitally printed safety flooring

  • A range of slip resistance ratings used across coordinating colour scheme


  • Protected with PUR Pearl™ a finish that is stain, scratch and chemical resistant and offers superior appearance retention

  • Step offers unmatched cleaning & maintenance performance

  • Innovative slip-resistant particles made from recycled material Step Crystals; contribute to a clean, fresh design and easier cleaning

  • 100% phthalate-free and low in indoor emissions

  • Forbo has over 50 years of experience in designing and manufacturing safety vinyl floor coverings

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