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FACTORS TO CONSIDER
FACTORS TO CONSIDER PRIOR TO TILE SELECTION
(includes, but is not limited to)
Dry & Level Interior
Public areas that are normally DRY, level, and contaminant free. Some examples are (but not limited to): hotel lobbies,
apartments, public buildings, shopping centers (excluding food areas), hospitals, elevator lobbies, interior hallways, cafeterias,
retail stores, theatre lobbies and other dry health service areas.
Wet & Level Interior
Level public areas that are likely to be walked on when WET. Some examples are (but not limited to): Entry foyers of hotels,
offices and other public buildings, supermarkets (entry areas, food preparation, produce, or any area where water may
occasionally be present), shopping center food courts, and toilet facilities, and production areas not involving oil or fats.
Pedestrian areas that could be exposed to water (excluding ice), but are otherwise reasonably maintained, where footwear is
typically used. Some examples are (but not limited to): walkways, gazebos, or patio areas.
Pool Decking & other
wet areas with
Service or recreation areas involving constant water where light or no footwear is used. Some examples are (but not limited
to): public showers, steam rooms, swimming pool decks, and locker rooms.
Service or production areas involving oils, greases, and/or fats. Some examples are (but not limited to): automotive fluids,
catering areas, areas involving deep-fry and grill equipment, other food preparation areas involving grease or oil. BOH (Back of
the house) quick service or family style restaurants or delicatessens. Any area where combined grease and water accumulation
may be present.
Daltile recommends quarry and treaded paver products for this application.
Ramps & Inclines
Inclined areas or ADA compliant ramps. Some examples are (but not limited to): Stairs and stair treads/nosings, wheelchair
ramps, workshop bays (where no oil is present), sidewalks, and driveways where pedestrian traffic is normally present.
LEGAL INFO & WARRANTY
IMPORTANT PRODUCT LEGAL INFORMATION
All tile is subject to variations in technical specifications, including
coefficient of friction, as represented in this catalog due to inherent
variables in the raw materials and production process. Test results
on a particular product may vary slightly from tile to tile, and from
test to test. Test results disclosed in this catalog are not guarantees
of minimum or maximum thresholds of performance. Tile containing
abrasives create a "rough" surface. While this condition enhances
slip resistance, it creates cleaning challenges because dirt and other
contaminants become lodged in the surface. Extra attention is necessary
to assure contaminants are removed promptly. Natural stone products,
such as marble and granite, are inherently subject to variations in
shading, markings and coefficient of friction. Purchasers must inspect
and accept shipments with the full knowledge and understanding
that any claims concerning the acceptability of the product must
be presented to Daltile and resolved prior to installation. Unless
specifically stated otherwise, tile recommended by Daltile for floor or
wall applications refers to interior applications only. Daltile does not
recommend its products for use on ceilings or roofs. Check local building
codes prior to specification or installation to verify that the specified
technical characteristics comply with all required parameters. Color
samples as shown may not be an exact product match. Daltile explicitly
disclaims any liability arising out of product selections that rely solely
upon the color samples reprinted in product literature. Contact your
Daltile representative for actual product samples prior to selection. Use
of the product constitutes acceptance.
Warning: Tile and installation products contain chemicals
known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects,
reproductive harm, respiratory harm or other health problems.
For more product-specific information on chemical content,
obtain an MSDS at www.daltile.com/msds or contact Daltile at
Daltile provides a limited warranty on its products. The terms of
this warranty may be found at daltile.com/warranty.
Absent an exception below indicating otherwise, ceramic and
porcelain tiles should not be used in floor applications where there
is a reasonably expected surface presence of water, oil, or grease.
This includes outdoor areas.
Proper maintenance is critical. Improper maintenance and
improper maintenance products can result in a build-up on the
surface of the tile causing the tile to be slippery. See maintenance
Test Methods - there are many different test methods related to
slip resistance. The tile industry uses ANSI A137.1 Section 9.6, also
called the AcuTest. This method measures the dynamic coefficient
of friction (DCOF). Daltile recommends that customers have tile
independently tested to determine if the Daltile product meets the
requirements of the customer's preferred test method (if other than
the AcuTest) prior to product selection. Be sure to test competitors'
products under any preferred alternative method for comparison
purposes. Daltile does not warrant that any of its products will meet
any testing parameter other than that measured by ANSI A137.1
ANSI A137.1 requires that tiles suitable for interior level spaces
expected to be walked upon when wet have a wet DCOF 0.42.
No floor tile is "slip proof."
Slippery conditions can be reduced by limiting foot traffic in
contaminated conditions, use of appropriate footwear, prompt
removal of contaminants, effective drainage, and proper maintenance.
Installations and end use conditions can vary. The end user must
evaluate the tile to be used with their specific end-use conditions,
maintenance program(s), and footwear selection to determine
Tile sizes are a factor for slip resistance in wet areas. Smaller sizes
allow for more drainage through an increased number of grout joints
and easier sloping. Planar variations on larger formats could result
in a higher probability of standing water and increase the risk for
Polished and semi-polished surfaces create a very smooth surface.
Daltile does not recommend polished surfaces in any areas subject to
water, oil, or grease exposures.
Daltile recommends the following guidelines that shall be utilized
along with a regular maintenance program:
In addition to this ANSI category defined above, Daltile also suggests using the following criteria. These are Daltile recommendations for the
specified floor applications and are not ANSI standards:
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