Saturday, June 27, 2015

Non-Skid Anti-Skid Anti-Slip Coating Grip Coefficient of Friction and More

"When coating a surface it is important to consider traction...". Traction, or tractive force, is the force used to generate motion between a body and a tangential surface.  The difference between enough traction and not enough traction determines if you or your friends/family slip on a WET or OILY coated/sealed garage floor.

Concrete surfaces have an infinite level of texture.  From highly polished concrete to terribly rough.  
When starting a coating/sealer project it's important to reflect upon how the surface's coefficient of friction will change once coated and then how that coated surface will change when wet, oily or greasy.

Consider adding a traction aid like Legacy Industrial's Legacy Grip Soft-Skid additive.  Available in (3) sizes/mesh this product is transparent in clear sealers.  Unlike aluminum oxide or sand, Legacy's Soft-Skid is a micronized polymer that under a micro-scope appears rounded vs. sharp as early additives were.  This means it will be easy to clean (mopping) and easy on your bare feet, kids too!

This product can be added to one of Legacy Industrial's coating products or any competitive product. Consult Legacy Industrial for the best additive for your application.  888-652-0333

Legacy Industrial's Legacy Grip Soft-Skid is available in 16 oz containers, 50 lb boxes and 250 lb totes. Link: Legacy Industrial Soft-Skid.

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