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Step safety vinyl

Safety. Design. Confidence. Step is a particle enhanced floor covering ensuring a lifetime slip resistant performance. With Step Forbo introduces its new, unique and innovative slip resistant “Step Crystals” that combine excellent non slip properties with a clear and bright visual. Our Step collection contains slip resistant floors ranging up to R12 and offers the best ‘bare foot’, as well as ‘bare foot / foot wear’ non slip solutions.

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    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.

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    Surestep Wood Decibel

    Surestep Wood Decibel

    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.

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    Surestep Original

    Surestep Original

    Surestep Original safety flooring offers you a fresh alternative to the conventional safety flooring thanks to it's improved cleaner aesthetic. A palette of 8 colours combines gradations of hue and lightness.

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    Safestep R11

    Safestep R11

    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.

About Step

Safety. Design. Confidence.

Our Step safety vinyl collection is unique in many ways. It's 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 is divided in 3 ranges:
Surestep (R10), Safestep (R11, R12) and Wetroom floors

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 are high traffic areas like corridors, ramps, coffee corners, washrooms, toilet, crafts class rooms and public rooms.

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 are: professional kitchens, light industrial food production, flourist shops, garden centres.

Wetroom (Surestep Laguna, Safestep Aqua)
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 flooring

Why choose Step?

Why choose Step?

• Step is safety vinyl flooring with guaranteed life time slip resistant performance
  (R10, R11 & R12).

• The PUR Pearl surface provides superior, long-lasting appearance and

• Low gloss surface for low scuff and a natural look

• Wide design variety

• Transparent or coloured durable wear layer for a long-lasting appearance

• Unique and attractive solutions for wetroom applications, providing the best
  ‘bare foot’, as well as ‘bare foot / footwear’ non slip solutions.

• New and unique are the slip resistant “Step Crystals”, that provide security and
  contribute to a clean and fresh design, with proven easier cleaning.

• Step is optimized for its environmental performance by using recycled content
  and recycled components in its product build-up.

• Optional with or without felt backing for better adhesion properties.

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


Step & the environment

With the focus on LCA improvement, the key developments for the new Step collection can be summerised as follows:

● Internal recycling of production waste (until now waste was recycled by an
   external partner)

● Increased recycled content in the backing layer; from 39% to 60%

● Overall improvements by using Step Crystals: a recycled by-product, lower
   energy to produce, resulting in clearer visual and less soiling: therefore less water
   usage for cleaning in use phase.

All other Forbo’s sustainable usp’s remain:

● Better for the Indoorair 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

Green energy


Step Safety Vinyl brochure



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

Project vinyl installation.