ADA SAFETY FLOOR
After a decade of research and field testing SEMCO released the brand new SEMCO ADA Safety Floor. The SEMCO ADA Safety Floor is engineered to assist in remodeling projects that require ADA compliance in Coefficient of Friction (slip resistance), Surface Slope Regrading, and Surface Aperture Closure.
Coefficient of Friction
Coefficient of Friction (COF) – DRY
|Cool Deck Flooring||0.65|
|MMA (Quartz) Flooring||0.82|
|SEMCO ADA Safety Floor||0.93|
Coefficient of Friction (COF) – WET
|Cool Deck Flooring||0.55|
|MMA (Quartz) Flooring||0.68|
|SEMCO ADA Safety Floor||0.92|
*Independent test results of the test performed on the SEMCO ADA Safety Floor are available upon request.
Department of Justice ADA Title III Regulation 28 CFR Part 36, Section A4.5.1; Recommends minimum of 0.60 SCOF for horizontal surfaces and 0.80 SCOF on ramps.
Slip and fall risk reduction
Slip resistant flooring is an important element of ensuring a public access floor is compliant with ADA regulations. Currently a floor must have a minimum coefficient of friction (COF) of 0.60 for standard flat flooring, where sloped or ramped surfaces exceeding a 2% slope requires a 0.80 COF. Utilizing the SEMCO ADA Safety Floor with Remodel without Removal™ ADA compliant flooring can be created on any solid flooring product. The SEMCO ADA Safety Floor provides a slip resistant floor that can be used for standard flooring or ramped surfaces. The SEMCO ADA Safety Floor maintains the same dry slip resistance when wet.
Surface Slope Regrading
Regrading without the need for demolition of existing surface
To be in compliance with ADA regulations, a public access floor must not exceed a slope of 2%. A common area floor that has sloping exceeding 2% must be addressed as a ramp, which will require flooring rated no less than 0.80 COF. The SEMCO ADA Safety Floor is applicable from as thin as 1/32” to 6”. With the SEMCO ADA Safety Floor a floor slope can be adjusted without extensive demolition or removal of existing flooring.
Surface Aperture Closure
Meet sub-surface movement and ADA requirements
Public access flooring that has drains, grout lines, to control joints, must not have any apertures exceeding 1/4”. A specific concern is control joints, concrete control joints are specifically designed to control concrete cracking, and it is very common for a control joint to easily exceed an aperture of 1/4”. SEMCO ADA Safety Floor can resolve this situation. Having a strength reaching up to 10,000 PSI, the SEMCO ADA Safety Floor can fill an aperture while still maintaining floor strength and integrity.
Long-Term Cost Advantages
20-Year Cost Comparison
|Years||Cool Deck||MMA Flooring||SEMCO ADA|
- Initial cost based on installation of 20,000 SF area
- Figures include annual maintenance cost estimates
- Labor costs are calculated at non-union pricing. For union pricing increase each figure by 20-30%
Advantages of using ADA Safety Surface
- SEMCO ADA Safety Floor has a 5-year manufacturer limited warranty.
- Initial cost of the SEMCO ADA Safety Floor is 68% less expensive than MMA (Quartz) Flooring.
- The initial cost comparison between SEMCO and cool deck is very comparable, at the 5-year benchmark cool deck must be reinstalled ultimately increasing its long term cost.
Available Colors and Installation
The SEMCO ADA Safety Floor installation accommodates all location and conditions. SEMCO materials can be easily and safely installed without hassling employees, guests, or customers. This is due to the use of GREEN MATERIALS and the intrinsic properties that allow rapid cure of all installed surfacing.
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
SEMCO materials were used to replace the existing deck for its ease of installation and slip resistance. As of 2007 the incidence of slip and falls on the Paris Pool Deck has been reduced significantly. The SEMCO ADA Safety Floor has been shown to reduce slip and fall by up to 90%.
*Data provided by an accumulated average of decks executed with the SEMCO ADA Safety Floor.
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