Slip Resistance Explained

Forbo has created a unique product offer, which complies with all relevant safety flooring standards.

Download  Forbo’s complete guide to Safety Flooring

AS4586:2013 Compliance – Wet Pendulum test ≥36
All Step floors are tested using the TRRL Pendulum test, the preferred test method which is used to assess the slip resistance of a floor surface. Floors can be tested with different rubber sliders to assess either footwear or barefoot use. Using this test, a Pendulum test value (PTV) of 36 or higher is considered to offer a low slip risk.

Surestep and Safestep R11 and R12 products offer Wet Pendulum test values of ≥36 for footwear applications. In addition, Surestep Laguna and Safestep Aqua offer Wet Pendulum test values of ≥36 for barefoot use areas.

EN 13845
Forbo Step complies with EN 13845 (sustainable slip resistance) due to the use of slip resistant particles throughout the wear layer of the product. This standard specifies the requirements that must be met to ensure durable slip resistance throughout the guaranteed life of the product.

”R” scale
Floors are often evaluated for slip resistance by using the “R” scale, which is linked to the DIN 51130 and AS4586:2013 standard. In simple terms, the angle of a ramp covered with the floor covering and lubricated with oil is increased until the person walking down it slips. The tested floor covering is given an “R” rating based on the angle at which the tester slips. The scale starts at R9 (the lowest slip resistance class) and runs to R13 (the highest slip resistance class). Step products offer classifications from R10 to R12, a comprehensive range of products.

Barefoot areas
For products used in barefoot areas, DIN 51097 applies. The test method is similar to the oil ramp test, but for this test, the surface is covered with a ‘soap and water’ solution which is more relevant to barefoot applications. The Step range offers unique solutions up to the highest class in barefoot safety performance.

By choosing the correct Step safety flooring for the relevant application, the potential for accidents caused by slipping can be reduced significantly.


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Coral Entrance Flooring

A good quality entrance matting system is vital for modern building design. By stopping up to 95% of walked in dirt and moisture, our Coral entrance floors can reduce cleaning costs by up to 65% and greatly reduce the risk for slipping.

Forbo Coral delivers superior performance in even the toughest environments. Whether facing rain, snow, sand or soil, Coral keeps the outside from getting inside. Coral entrance floors are highly functional and through their large design options always form an integral part of the buildings design scheme.

Coral is the international market leader in textile entrance flooring for almost 50 years and now offers you more choice than ever before. Each individual range in the collection has been designed to deal with different soiling behaviour as every entrance is unique and has it’s own requirements.

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Onyx+ Vinyl Wall covering

Onyx + is a wall covering wet room solution combining aesthetics and technical performance. It is perfectly suited to commercial applications such as wet rooms of health facilities, nursing homes, and senior residences.

The product is hot welded in a standard vertical installation for perfect water tightness, but can also be installed horizontally where and when required.

The backing/under layer of the product is colour coordinated with the design on the top, which makes hot welding safer and easier.

Onyx+ is coordinated in colour with our Step wet room flooring and Sphera Element homogeneous vinyl which will make combinations of floor and wall very simple.

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Allura LVT

Allura – Luxury vinyl tiles and planks

Are you looking for the aesthetics of natural wood or stone floors with the advantages of strong & comfortable vinyl? Explore Forbo’s new Allura LVT collection. Warm underfoot, sound absorbing, easy installation & maintenance.

Natural looking floors with minimal pattern repeats, thanks to the 1.5m print circumference which ensures there is no repetition in the boxes between planks or tiles, resulting in a natural look floor.

Allura Wood
A stunning collection of over 60 wood effect planks, brought to life thanks to multiple width planks, carefully chosen to match the wood type, and our high tech embossing process which delivers natural textures and diverse effects.

Allura Stone
A classic collection of beautiful stone effect tiles, ranging from soft concretes and cool slates to statement marbles for large stand out areas.

Allura Abstract
An intriguing offering of eye-catching design tiles, featuring our new digitally printed Space, Galaxy and Fluid designs.


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Sphera – Energetic

Sphera Energetic has the thrilling sensation of crossing design boundaries, making homogeneous vinyl look different. Energetic offers an intricate palette of semi plain and larger particle-mix colours. Transparent granules provide for depth and dirt hiding properties.  Sphera Energetic is playful and designed to combine with corresponding visuals with vivid highlights. The palette contains 41 solid colours and 11 matching colours with vivid accent chips.

Sphera homogeneous vinyl floor coverings add character and style to floors across numerous applications.

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Marmoleum Modular

Creative freedom!

This unique Marmoleum tile range presents over 60 colours and designs in 6 tile sizes. It offers endless choice to create inspiring floor designs and invites you to play, combine & connect to create the floor of your choice. Discover your possibilities with our Modular ranges Colour, Marble, Shade, Lines and the new embossed Textura.

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Marmoleum solid

Part of Forbo’s Next Generation of Marmoleum collection, the secret spirit of the Marmoleum Solid collection lies in colour nuance and subtleness.  With reference to classic, heritage colours, a conceptual range of (almost) uni colours has been created.

One could say this collection reflects traces of the past and present in many different ways such as traces of history in the rich colour palette inspired by heritage as well as future traces that reveal the art behind the modern process of making Marmoleum. Finally, there are twists and traces of colour and design to be found in the very subtle colour veins that characterise this collection. The Solid collection, which features the Concrete and Walton ranges, offers a wide range of neutral and outspoken choices for complementing the modern environments of today.

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Sphera homogeneous vinyl

Sphera is Forbo’s new homogeneous vinyl floor covering produced in a brand new manufacturing plant with the latest technology. It has a uniquely embossed surface that offers optimal performance, it is low emitting and 100% phtalate free. Sphera is styled by Forbo’s European design team and offers high LRV values and bright, saturated hues.

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Furniture Linoleum

Forbo’s Furniture Linoleum is the finishing touch for everyone who wants to create breathtaking, beautifully designed and functional furniture surfaces that will stand out from the crowd while also standing the test of time.

Furniture linoleum is a natural product created from linseed oil, rosin, limestone and very finely ground wood flour. A water based finish prevents scratching and staining, while at the same time ensuring that the surface is warm to the touch. Furniture linoleum can be used for desk tops, or as a surface material for cabinets, doors, separation walls and all kinds of furniture.

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Forbo Bulletin Board pinboard linoleum

Bulletin Board New Collection

Forbo Bulletin Board pin board linoleum offers a practical, simple solution to collect and exchange thoughts and ideas whenever people plan, create and meet. Bulletin Board is an all-natural material that can be applied in framed or mounted pin boards or directly to the wall. Its surface is tactile & colourful, creating a decorative element in your space. There are NINE new colour editions to the latest collection and six popular existing colours

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Exclusive to Carpet Court

Carpet Court has released the new range of Novilon Design under their Urban Lifestyle label to their 200 store network across Australia.

Novilon Design luxury vinyl tiles combine the beauty of wood and stone with the ease of maintenance and durability of a vinyl floor. Each plank and tile has a unique, natural and matt embossing which makes it look like a real stone or wooden floor.  Novilon Design is a very practical floor, thanks to the ease of maintenance and the wear resistant Diamond Seal toplayer. Moreover it is barefoot friendly and can be combined with floor heating or cooling. This makes Novilon Design suitable for any place in the house.

To find you closest Carpet Court store – please follow the link to  Carpet Court




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New from Forbo – Modular Safety Floor

Allura Safety luxury vinyl tiles range combines the stylish aesthetics, flexibility and performance of Allura luxury vinyl tiles with the slip resistant properties of Step safety flooring.

Containing Forbo’s innovative Step Crystals for a clear, light aesthetic with proven slip resistant properties, Allura Safety complies with all relevant safety flooring standards, including the HSE approved ‘wet pendulum test’ to give sustainable safety for the lifetime of the product. great for fruit stores, canteens, cafe corners and entry halls.

With 16 colours to choose from, Allura Safety tiles are ideal for any application that demands great looks coupled with slip resistant flooring.


For more information visit – Allura Safety

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New Tredsafe Trim

Get skinny with Tredsafe’s new aluminium capping strip! The tidiest way to finish a floor vinyl coving up the wall, the new DT059 has the smallest taper on the market – no more conspicuous lines under the vinyl, this trim ensures a completely flush finish.  Available in basic mill finish and subtle natural satin, or if you want to be creative it can be matched to any colour.


For further details visit – Tredsafe

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Novilon Modular

Novilon loose lay planks and tiles bring a new design concept to loose lay installation. This multi-layer dimensionally stable high-tech vinyl tile is designed to reflect the latest flooring trends and offers unique designs and endless combination opportunities.

The collection offers high quality, phthalate free, dimensionally stable, heterogeneous vinyl tiles that have been specifically designed for loose lay installation using a tackifier.  The combination of a glass fleece carrier and well balanced multiple calendared layers provides strength, durability and longevity.

Novilon Modular is easy to clean, helping to create hygienic environments and the striking, realistic designs can produce a sense of well-being, enhancing the quality of any  interior.  Novilon Modular is as convenient as it is beautiful.

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