Gooding Aluminium Test Results | Step-Up Stair Inserts | Stair Nosings

Step-Up Stair Inserts

Test Methods

Slip resistance and abrasion resistance tests were carried out on samples of stair nosings with a dot matrix mill finish and a dot matrix anodised finish.

The slip resistance tests were carried out in accordance with BS 7976-2:2002 Pendulum testers: Method of operation. Results are given in Table 14.

The abrasion resistance tests were carried out in accordance with BS EN 1344:2002 Clay pavers – Requirements and test methods. Results are given in Table 15.

Test Report No. BT07725TGE issued by CERAM Research Limited

Load was increased steadily until failure occurred. The maximum loads achieved are given in Table 16.

Items supplied for testing:

  • Dot Matrix Mill Finish 150mm x 150mm (5 samples)
  • Dot Matrix Anodised Finish 150mm x 150mm (5 samples)
  • Dot Matrix Mill Finish 225mm x 100mm (5 samples)
  • Dot Matrix Anodised Finish 225mm x 100mm (5 samples)

Table 14: Slip Resistance

Sample Type Mean Slip Resistance Value Classification
Dot Matrix Mill Finish 96 U3:55
Dot Matrix Anodised Finish 94 U3:55

Table 15: Abrasion Resistance

Sample Type Classification
Dot Matrix Mill Finish A3
Dot Matrix Anodised Finish A3

NB: There is no guidance within BRE IP 15/03 for the slip resistance of patterned aluminium.

The test results in Table 14 identify the Dot Matrix pattern performing as well as the most slip resistant types of clay pavers.

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