A comparative evaluation of floor slip resistance test methods

Soo Kyung Choi, Rumi Kudoh, Junko Koga, Takamasa Mikami, Yutaka Yokoyama, Hiroki Takahashi, Hidenori Ono

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Abstract Floor slipperiness is among the most influential parameters affecting the life safety of users. However, slip resistance coefficients determined using some methods do not correspond well to the perception of slipperiness by real users. From a life safety standpoint, a suitable test method for the slip resistance of a floor surface reflects slipperiness as sensed by users. We compared the results of three slip resistance test methods and their correspondence with sensed slipperiness as reported by users. The JIS A 1454 test method was found to be a better test of slip resistance than EN 13893 and ASTM D 2047.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6967
Pages (from-to)737-745
Number of pages9
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 21
Externally publishedYes


  • Floor slipperiness
  • Life safety
  • Psychological scale
  • Sensory test
  • Slip resistance test
  • Test apparatus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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