Material Testing

Surface performance provides UKAS certified lab testing on surface materials for safety against slip and fall hazards.

We follow national slip resistance guidelines in line with BS7976 as set by international ISO standards and guided by the UK slip resistance group.

    With constant use and daily cleaning, floor surfaces become slippery or extremely rough to walk on. A smooth and shiny look also matters when it comes to floors because of presentational preferences and visual impact . They are a significant part of your premises. Hence, floor safety testing is required to set a balance in smoothness and friction to avoid slips and falls. 

    Over a decade, our experts have assessed almost all kinds of materials for floor and pedestrians’ safety. Slip and fall cases cause injury to people and also bring legal claims for the propertyoccupiers. It is essential to have a UKAS accredited slip rating to avoid such instances and to protecting your organisation from liability.. 

    Certification should be no older than 12 months, and it should be from a UKAS certified lab. 

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      Material Lab Tested for Slip and Fall Resistance

      We provide ratings for all types of materials. Our vast list is inclusive of but not limited to the following materials. 

      (Lab Testing)

      Stones and marbles
      Floor and ceramic tiles
      Metal floors and walkways
      Glass floors and resins
      Swimming pool
      Slip and Fall Hazards
      Wood and laminates
      On Site Testing
      Anti-slip products
      Shower trays

      We use multiple methods for testing according to end-use situations. Our testing methodology sets a benchmark in safety measures through our UKAS accredited assessment. 

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      Who should
      Opt for Material Testing for Floor Safety?

      Flooring Manufacturers

      Builders and Construction Companies

      Floor Cleaning Material Manufacturers

      Property, owners and occupiers

      Architects and Designers

      Public transport bodies

      Rug and Carpet Manufacturer


      Surface Performance Ltd have been working with us since 2012 on a monthly basis. They provide ongoing assessments relating to the performance and quality of the flooring across all of our sites. Through providing independent and accredited test results, we can manage our internal property development plans and ensure that our liability is minimised

      Premier League Football Club

      We have instructed Surface Performance to carry out slip testing at all of our warehouses that have high foot and vehicle traffic. The flooring is tested after initial installation to check that our contractors have achieved the PTV values that we specify in both dry and wet conditions. Surface Performance are always available at late notice and their reporting time is exceptionally efficient.

      Amazon Warehouse

      Surface Performance Ltd have carried out UKAS accredited BS 7976 and UKSRG testing and certification to our entire range of 35 products. We enjoyed a fascinating tour of their laboratory during the process and we cannot recommend enough the professionalism of the laboratory team. We now provide all new clients with copies of the UKAS reports as part of our product marketing literature.

      Decking Manufacturer

      We were delighted with the last minute slip test that we arranged with Surface Performance at one of our London properties following an incident that happened in a canteen area. We were able to demonstrate that the flooring was fit for purpose in both dry and wet conditions through accredited testing.

      National Health Service

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        Our Service Area

        We provide our slip testing services all across the United Kingdom