FAQ

When is the right time to think about anti-slip surfaces?

Category(ies): Surface treatment
As early as possible. Meaning in the early stages of planning. Then you can save costs, because you can already plan the delivery date for the finished flooring. In contrast, the worst time is once slippery material has already been installed. Then there are only two alternatives: either I tear out the flooring again to install a newly finished one. Or I work on the flooring directly on site, which usually causes more costs and delivers an unstable result. Then that would not be a certified surface finish.

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Surface treatment

At which point during a project should you plan the anti-slip treatment?

As soon as possible, even before you choose the material. Some materials with higher anti-slip properties can change the appearance of the stone considerably. We therefore recommend sampling a variety of materials before installation to ensure you obtain the desired results.

It is customary for the floor to be treated after it has been laid. This can lead to unpleasant surprises and conflicts between the customer and the layer. In the past, we also treated floors with acid and are therefore well aware of the pitfalls of this process. Performed on-site, this technique neither guarantees the desired result nor frees parties of liability in the event of accidents. And this means the parties are taking an unnecessary risk by investing in the project. Even to laypeople, the changes and corrosion are visible to the naked eye. Imagine the frustration for a contractor when a customer brings up these alterations. It’s even more annoying when some parts of the floor are less slip-resistant than others.

What dimensions can be processed at the factory?

The systems are designed for slabs up to 2.40 × 3.10 meters in size.

Which current references can be referred to?

Within a few years, haid-tec was able to establish itself across the industry and acquire innovation leadership.

A small selection:

  • In the industrial sector, several thousand square meters of steps and flooring made of granite and porcelain stoneware were processed for the market-leading construction machine manufacturer Liebherr;
  • in the retail sector, several tens of thousands of square meters of stoneware for the Müller drugstore chain; and machined several hundred thousand square meters of porcelain stoneware covering for a market-leading retail company.
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