With Australian standards (AS/NZS 4586:1999 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials) stating minimum slip resistance requirements for all retail and hospitality venues, workplace safety is crucial.
Failure to comply leaves the business and specifiers open to litigation if someone slips and hurts themselves.
So when a safety flooring product is recommended by an industry colleague, it makes sense to heed the advice especially if it has 50 years of research underpinning the range, such as the internationally acclaimed Altro safety flooring.
Altro’s KR12–30 (formally known as K30) range is now available with the all-important R12 slip resistance, making it the first 3mm sheet vinyl safety flooring to gain such a high rating and perfect for busy commercial kitchens.
Rathdowne Tavern needed a durable, easy to clean and more importantly, highly slip resistant flooring for the kitchen at his recently re-opened inner-suburban hotel.
On recommendations from a colleague, he chose the Altro R12 rated product for the kitchen (blue for the clean finish), and the D25 Victoria (burgundy) for the bar to reflect the hotel’s rich colours and 100 year plus history.
Portland Hotel & James Squire Brewhouse (circa 1870), also selected Altro R12 flooring for the hotel’s brewery floor. Again, it acted on an industry recommendation that the flooring was durable, easily installed, OHS compliant, slip-resistant and cost-effective.
Altro products are easy to clean safety flooring on the market because they come with the patented easyclean technology.
It is embedded throughout the material, so will not wear off like the surface coating used on some safety flooring.
The technology ensures the flooring maintains its looks even in busy kitchens.
According to Portland Hotel & James Squire Brewhouse, the flooring has been down for over a year and looks exactly the same as the day it was put in.
Altro’s new KR range also extends to a 2mm thick product. Achieving a R11 slip resistance rating, KR11-20 is perfect for smaller kitchens and bar areas.