1.1 These requirements cover the testing of floor coating,and finishing materials, and surface materials to determine if their minimum average and minimum individual static coefficients of friction meet or exceed the specified requirements with respect to slip resistance only.
1.2 The floor surface materials covered by this standard include floor covering materials (FCM), floor graphic materials (FGM), floor treatment materials (FTM) and walkway construction materials (WCM).
1.3 The methods described involve the preparation and testing of representative floor surfaces to determine their static coefficient of friction.
1.4 The requirements may be applied to other floor surface materials if found appropriate.
1.5 A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons shall be evaluated using the appropriate additional component and end-product requirements as determined necessary to maintain the acceptable level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard cannot be judged to comply with this standard. Where considered appropriate, revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this standard.