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Step Safety Vinyl & Wetroom

Step Safety Vinyl & Wetroom

Forbo’s Step safety flooring collection provides a complete range of products designed to meet safety demands across a wide range of applications, from general areas to more extreme areas such as commercial kitchens, wetroom (barefoot) areas and industrial applications.

  • Step Safety Vinyl & Wetroom
  • Step Safety Vinyl & Wetroom
  • Step Safety Vinyl & Wetroom
  • Step Safety Vinyl & Wetroom
  • Step Safety Vinyl & Wetroom
  • Surestep original 172522 corn, 172802 seaweed & 172982 yellow green
    Surestep Safety Vinyl

    Surestep Safety Vinyl

    Surestep combines outstanding slip resistant properties with differentiated design and, through the use of new Step Crystals, each colourway offers a clean, fresh look and improved cleaning and maintenance properties.

  • Safestep R12 175952 elephant
    Safestep Safety Vinyl

    Safestep Safety Vinyl

    Safestep R11 and R12 are designed to offer maximum slip resistance in the most extreme conditions where it is simply not possible to prevent spillage due to the type of work being conducted.

  • Safestep Aqua Misty 180012
    Wetroom Solutions

    Wetroom Solutions

    Wetroom solutions
    Combining aesthetics and technical performance, our Wetroom collection is perfectly suited for commercial applications such as wetrooms in health facilities, nursing homes, student accommodation and other barefoot areas such as spa/pool surroundings and changing rooms.

About step

About Step safety vinyl

Our Step safety flooring offers lifetime slip resistant performance and provides safety solutions for a wide range of applications, including wetroom areas.

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

SAFETY
● Guaranteed sustainable slip resistant performance, created with slip resistant particles throughout the wear layer.
● Step covers all relevant slip resistance ratings (R11, R11, R12) to meet safety demands across a wide range of applications.

DESIGN
● All Step ranges are designed with the application in mind, including fresh & stylish
floor designs for continuously wet and barefoot/footwear combined areas.
● The most authentic natural Wood visual with embossed PUR Wood PearlTM.
● On-trend design with new robust Surestep Steel.
● Inspiring new possibilities in digitally printed safety flooring.

CONFIDENCE
● All Step safety floors are protected with PUR (Wood) PearlTM, a finish that is stain, scratch and chemical resistant and offers superior appearance retention.
● Thanks to this PUR PearlTM finish, Step floors offer unmatched cleaning &
maintenance performance.
● Innovative slip resistant particles made from recycled material - Step Crystals - contribute to a clean fresh design and easier cleaning.
● Step is 100% phthalate free and has at least 70% recycled content in the backing.
● Forbo has over 50 years of experience in designing and manufacturing safety vinyl floor coverings.

Surestep Laguna 181982 aquamarine

What to use where

What to use where

Our Step safety floors are designed to meet safety requirements in various applications. All Step floors has been tested against AS/NZ 4586:2013 standard.

The collection is divided in 3 ranges:
● Surestep (R10)
● Safestep (R11, R12)
● 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:
● High traffic areas, ramps or corridors
● Tea and coffee points
● General workrooms
● Food service areas
● Service rooms

Safestep (R11 & R12)
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 R11:
● Florist shops
● Laundries

Typical areas R12:
● Wood working rooms and other workshops
● Store rooms
● Large commercial kitchens

Wetroom (Surestep Laguna, Safestep Aqua, Surestep Star Barefoot)
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:
● Changing rooms
● Walk in showers and wet rooms
● Bathrooms
● Indoor swimming pools

Safestep R11 174922 concrete

About slip resistance

Slip resistance explained

Forbo has created a unique product offer, which complies with all relevant safety flooring standards.

● Meets the requirements of ASNZS 4586:2013
● Meets wet pendulum test values ≥ 36 to ≥ 50 (slider 96 & slider 55)
● All relevant slip ratings (R10 to R12)
Particles in the wear layer of Forbo Step safety floors guarantee lifetime sustainable slip resistance.
● Over 50 years of experience in designing and manufacturing safety vinyl’s

Slip Resistance Explained
Forbo has created a unique product offer, which complies with all relevant safety flooring standards.

AS4586:2013 Compliance – Wet Pendulum test ≥36
All Step floors are tested using the TRRL Pendulum test, the preferred test method which is used to assess the slip resistance of a floor surface. Floors can be tested with different rubber sliders to assess either footwear or barefoot use. Using this test, a Pendulum test value (PTV) of 36 or higher is considered to offer a low slip risk.

Surestep and Safestep R11 and R12 products offer Wet Pendulum test values of ≥36 for footwear applications. In addition, Surestep Laguna and Safestep Aqua offer Wet Pendulum test values of ≥36 for barefoot use areas.

EN 13845
Forbo Step complies with EN 13845 (sustainable slip resistance) due to the use of slip resistant particles throughout the wear layer of the product. This standard specifies the requirements that must be met to ensure durable slip resistance throughout the guaranteed life of the product.

”R” scale
Floors are often evaluated for slip resistance by using the “R” scale, which is linked to the DIN 51130 and AS4586:2013 standard. In simple terms, the angle of a ramp covered with the floor covering and lubricated with oil is increased until the person walking down it slips. The tested floor covering is given an “R” rating based on the angle at which the tester slips. The scale starts at R9 (the lowest slip resistance class) and runs to R13 (the highest slip resistance class). Step products offer classifications from R10 to R12, a comprehensive range of products.

Barefoot areas
For products used in barefoot areas, DIN 51097 applies. The test method is similar to the oil ramp test, but for this test, the surface is covered with a ‘soap and water’ solution which is more relevant to barefoot applications. The Step range offers unique solutions up to the highest class in barefoot safety performance.

By choosing the correct Step safety flooring for the relevant application, the potential for accidents caused by slipping can be reduced significantly. If you need some help deciding which Step range is best for your area please download our guide below. or contact one of our team.

Slip Resistance Explained

Surestep

Where to use Surestep?

Surestep
Sustainable slip resistance: 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.

Surestep Decibel
A selection of Original, Wood and Material colourways are also available in Surestep Decibel. This product is ideal for areas where a combination of increased impact sound reduction (17dB) and slip resistance is required.

Collections
Original, Star, Steel, Material, Wood,
Laguna, Digital Print

Performance
AS4586:2013 (oil-wet ramp) R10
AS 4586:2013 (wet pendulum) P3
EN13845 class ESf

Typical areas
• High traffic areas, ramps or corridors
• Tea and coffee points
• General workrooms
• Food service areas
• Service rooms

Surestep Wood 18962 whitewash oak

Safestep

Where to use Safestep?

Safestep
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 it is simply not possible to prevent spillages, due to the type of work being conducted. The optimum product choice will be determined by the area of use and type of contamination.

Collections
Safestep R11, Safestep R12,

Performance
Safestep R11
AS4586:2013 (oil-wet ramp) R11
AS 4586:2013 (wet pendulum) P4
EN13845 class ESf

Performance
Safestep R12
AS4586:2013 (oil-wet ramp) R12
AS 4586:2013 (wet pendulum) P5
EN13845 class ESf

Typical areas R11
• Florist shops
• Laundries

Typical areas R12
• Wood working rooms and other workshops
• Store rooms
• Large commercial kitchens

Safestep R11 174922 concrete

Wetroom

Where to Use Wetroom?

Wetroom
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.

Collections
Safestep Aqua, Surestep Laguna, Star barefoot and Onyx+ wall covering

Performance - Surestep Laguna
AS 4586:2013 (oil-wet ramp) R10
AS 4586:2013 (wet pendulum) P3
AS 4586:2013 (barefoot) Class B
EN13845 class ESf and ESb

Performance - Safestep Aqua
AS 4586:2013 (oil-wet ramp) R10
AS 4586:2013 (wet pendulum) P3
AS 4586:2013 (barefoot) Class C
EN13845 class ESb

Performance – Surestep Star Barefoot
AS 4586:2013 (oil-wet ramp) R10
AS 4586:2013 (wet pendulum) P3
AS 4586:2013 (barefoot) Class B
EN13845 class ESb


Typical areas
• Changing rooms
• Walk in showers and wet rooms
• Bathrooms
• Indoor swimming pools

Safestep Aqua 180012

Sustainability

Making Vinyl Better

We are constantly striving to improve the environmental profile of our vinyl products through local and international initiatives.

• Step is 100% phthalate free and has at least 70% recycled content in the backing.

• Innovative slip resistant particles, Step Crystals, contribute to a clean and fresh design, easier cleaning and an improvement in our environmental performance.

• We produce all our vinyl in Europe where it meets the highest possible current and future REACH compliance standards for chemical content.

• Of all the electricity we buy, 100% comes from renewable sources. This means our vinyl production sites are part of an effective environmental management system and achieve ISO14001 certification.

Safestep R11 174992 charcoal