1Why should I consider having my floors / other slippery surfaces treated?
• 85% of worker’s compensation claims are attributed to employees slipping on slick floors (Industrial Safety & Occupational Health Markets 5th edition).
• Slips and falls are the leading cause for visits to the ER (over 8 million), and they cause half of all accidental deaths in homes each year.
• A New York City doorman received $6 million from the NYC subway system after he slipped and fell on subway steps, resulting in permanent and disabling injuries that prevented him from performing his duties as a doorman.
2Does the treatment change the way the floor or bathtub looks or feels?
There is no discernible change in the look or dry feel of your floor when professionally applied. Once applied, the surface actually becomes LESS slippery when wet. For fiberglass tubs, some people choose to have us apply a light topical solution to improve traction, but you can only notice this application up close.
3Does this treatment protect me in a lawsuit?
In most cases, awards are based on negligence. Did the business know there was a risk and did not take action. There is case history where hotels have hired a professional to treat their floors and they were not sued when a fall occurred. Our service reduces the likelihood of a negligence claim.
4What types of floors can be treated to become slip resistant?
Our process is effective on all types of surfaces; ceramic or porcelain tiles, marble, granite, brick, travertine, concrete, river rock, wood, metal, vinyl, laminate and fiberglass.
5How much does it cost?
Costs vary, but floors generally run between $2.00 and $2.50 per square foot, depending on the surface and square footage. Industrial coatings can be more, depending on the surface and square footage involved. Tubs and showers are quoted on a per tub/shower basis, depending on volume.
6Is there a warranty? How long does the treatment last?
Yes, our service comes with a 2 year warranty, but we also offer very affordable continued maintenance and testing, at a very affordable rate, that can extend the life of the application.
7Will having my floors treated affect my insurance rate?
Upon receipt of your 2 year warranty documenting your new slip resistant SCOF numbers we suggest you have your insurance agent fax the document to underwriting for reclassification and adjustment.
8Does this treatment guarantee that I won't have a slip & fall accident?
We can’t guarantee that no one will ever fall on a treated floor but we do guarantee that your floor will meet or exceed government and industry standards for a “safe walking surface”, which is a COF of .60 to .84.
9Why do you say that the treatment makes it "Safer Wet than Dry"?
Our treatment changes the surface in such a way that when exposed to water the floor is actually measurably less slippery when it is wet than when it is dry.
10Can I buy the product and do it myself?
Yes, the products are available for purchase with application instructions. We recommend that our customers be knowledgeable in slip resistant materials. If you are not, Slick Floor Solutions is an authorized dealer and installer. We have the tools, training, and certification to apply our products that will meet or exceed your expectations.
11How long does it take to treat my floor or bathtub?
Tubs or showers typically take less than 1 hour; commercial applications average 2 hours for every 1000 sf.
12How long before I can walk on the floor or use the tub?
Depending on the type of surface, most floors are ready for use immediately after.
13I've owned business for many years and never had a slip and fall accident. Why should I worry about it?
If you stay in business long enough statistics indicate that it is inevitable that someone will suffer a slip and fall at some point. The problem is universal across all business types.
14Does my business qualify for the ADA Tax Credit?
If your business meets the IRS requirements of a “small business” you will qualify for the tax credit. Speak with your accountant or visit the IRS website and review IRS form # 8826 for definitions.
15How can I determine if my floor is treatable?
Slick Floor Solutions will be able to determine how your floor should be treated.
16Will your treatment dull my shiny floor?
Properly applied, the treatment does not cause a noticeable reduction in shine.
17How do I care for my treated surface after treatment?
Many floors do not need any special treatment in order to maintain their slip resistance but certain environments such as kitchens require products which eliminate grease and prevent a buildup which would compromise our treatment. We offer high quality degreasers for these environments.
18If I decide to get a quote, what happens next?
If you call Slick Floor Solutions for a quote, we will set up a convenient time to visit the premises, determine the best solution for you, then we will schedule a time best suited for you and your business. You will rest easy knowing your customers, friends and loved ones are safer.