Abstract Floor slipperiness is among the most influential parameters affecting the life safety of users. However, slip resistance coefficients determined using some methods do not correspond well to the perception of slipperiness by real users. From a life safety standpoint, a suitable test method for the slip resistance of a floor surface reflects slipperiness as sensed by users. We compared the results of three slip resistance test methods and their correspondence with sensed slipperiness as reported by users. The JIS A 1454 test method was found to be a better test of slip resistance than EN 13893 and ASTM D 2047.
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