Faber YS One Non Slip Treatment
A common issue with hard flooring, from ceramic tiles to siliceous stone surfaces, is their slippery nature, especially when wet. This can be during cleaning, or when there are spills on the floor. Non-slip treatments come in to enable one walk with confidence, not get sprawled out on all fours. Slip and fall accidents can result in anything from a bruised ego, to actual body injuries like sprains, hairline fractures, back and spine injuries, and even concussions, depending on how one fell, and the impact with the ground. When treating the surface, all products are not equal. Take for instance the pH factor. Acid-based treatments on the ceramic tiles can cause etching, which changes the appearance of the installation as time progresses, and also shortens its life. With the etching, the acid-based treatments “eat” into the surface, forming perforations- basically microscopic pits. The scale with which this happens makes the surface more susceptible to staining, and it dulls at a faster rate. Dirt and grime, plus mineral deposits accelerate the deterioration of the floor. However, these areas still need to be treated. Kitchens and bathrooms at home, entranceways, the reception area and restrooms in commercial establishments- you want to protect the persons using them. For this, quality and safety of the installation are key. A formulation that will get the task done, without damaging the underlying structure. That can be obtained with the Faber YS One.
Faber is an industry leader when it comes to surface care, meeting consumer needs across the scope. From builders and contractors dealing with new installations, tilers and cleaning companies called for routine maintenance, to home and business owners handling their surface care needs on their own, there are products for everyone. They range from a professional line to showroom formulations and even those targeting the DIYers. The company itself has attained ISO 9001:2008 on quality and ISO 14001:2004 for the environment by Certiquality Certification Body. With a reach spanning the different continents, this is testament to the level of quality to expect from the brand. This is maintained with the YS One, which allows you to effectively address the slip conditions with the surfaces in your residential or commercial establishment.
Benefits Of The Faber YS One
With the Faber YS One, you get to enhance the non-slip attributes of troublesome floors like ceramics and siliceous stone surfaces, even in wet conditions. Whether you have footwear or are barefoot, you get to walk around with confidence. This is beneficial across the scope, from homes with toddlers and the elderly who are at a higher risk of fall accidents, to commercial establishments where you want to protect your employees and customers walking about. The Faber YS One acts directly on the floor, forming micro erosions that even increase run-off of water that lands on the surface. It does this without changing features like the colouration of the material.
The formulation of the Faber YS One enables it to use used on multiple surfaces, from the ceramic and porcelain stoneware, to molten basalt quartz-resin, granite plus clinker surfaces. It does not form a film on the floor, and is a long lasting treatment. You get to have enhanced grip on the surfaces for longer. With a 10 – 20m2 per litre application rate, each unit of the Faber YS One gets to be used d to treat a large surface, enabling you to boost the non-slip properties of the floors in your establishment without draining your bank account.
Using the Faber YS One is easy and straightforward. Simply apply a layer of product on the surface, and leave it for the suitable contact time depending on your particular type of installation. Tools that can be used for the application vary, ranging from brushes and lambswool applicators to rollers. Thereafter, remove the residue, then rinse, allow to dry, and you’re done. You can let foot traffic back onto the floor. When it comes to removing the residue, it is important to start in the order in which the product was applied, and take the same amount of time, to ensure that there has been uniform contact time on the whole surface.
How long should the contact time be? Here, factors particular to the surface come into play, from its composition and hardness, to the resistance. It’s recommended that you carry out a preliminary test to determine what is most suitable for your floor. This can be done on a piece of its material that hadn’t been laid, or on a hidden area of the floor. Observe the non-slip quality after you’re thoroughly rinsed the area, that way you won’t have your conclusion being swayed by the residue. Manually assess it, pressing the floor with your fingertips and compare the grip generated with that on the untreated section. For ceramics and stoneware, the contact time can last from 10 to 40 minutes. With clinker surfaces and quartz-based materials this can go anywhere between half an hour and a whole hour, while for the granite floors it can take up to 90 minutes.
DOs And DON’Ts Of The Faber YS One
DO clean the floor before applying the treatment. You don’t want gunk getting trapped under the product, as it will affect the quality of the results.
DON’T dilute the product. It has been formulated to be ready to use.
DO partition that area that you’re working on. Treating small sections at a time will enable you to ensure that you evenly apply the product.
DON’T use the product on lime-based surfaces.
DO strip off the wax and other treatments that are on the surface to enable the Faber YS One to get into direct contact with the floor for optimal non-slip properties.
DON’T treat the surface when it is exposed to direct sunlight.
DO ensure that the surface being worked on remains covered with an even layer of the product. Towards this end, you may need to add more onto the surface and distribute it occasionally.
DON’T apply the product on wet surfaces. Let them dry first.
DO apply the Faber YS One during the cooler parts of the day. Ideally, the surface temperature of the floor being treated should be between 5 and 40°C.