We perform the Pendulum test to measure the slip resistance values of our wood flooring.
The Pendulum test is Health Safety Executive's (HSE) preferred method of testing.

The Pendulum test

This test measures dynamic coefficient of friction (CoF). The test is designed to replicate a pedestrian heel strike, the point at which most slips occur. When a pedestrian heel strikes a wet floor a fluid film is created between them, this can cause a slip. This test works in wet conditions because it generates a similar fluid film between the slider and the floor. It can be used to accurately test the slip potential on clean and dry or contaminated floors. The test also works with dry contaminants. This is Health Safety Executive's (HSE) preferred method of testing, because it is portable and works in the conditions that slip accidents happen.

Slip resistance of Kährs wood flooring

We've carried out the Pendulum test on a wide range of our wood flooring, with differernt types of surface treatments - from ultramatt and oiled surfaces to floors in high gloss lacquer. All the wood floors which we've tested have a low slip potential, but bear in mind that floors with different surface treatment can have different slip resistance. For detailed test values, please look at the Slip Resistance Value Chart.

Pendulum slip resistance test