New Microtec tiles become Lifemark® Approved

Our product partners Tile Depot recently renewed their partnership with Lifemark® for another year but this isn’t their only news!
They have just added a uniquely new tile range to their Lifemark® approved range.

Mike Syddall General Manager of the tile depot was happy to fill in our readers more.

“It’s a new tile range with Microtec, an amazing technology glaze that is applied during the firing process of porcelains. It is not a special coating it is an intrinsic characteristic of the tile – it won’t wear off. In a nutshell, it creates an easy clean, smooth to touch surface with hard to believe slip resistant properties.”

Mike says from a look, feel and touch perspective these tiles are great. “Microtec tiles are smoother to touch yet score far higher on the pendulum slip resistance test.”

Take a look for yourself at these tiles!

This is the Enzo Moon Microtec Lifemark® Approved tile

The Enzo Cinder Microtec is a new Lifemark® approved tile

So how do these new Microtec tiles actually score in a slip resistance test compared to the already Lifemark® approved tiles?

“Lifemark® approved tiles are tested to ensure they achieve a pendulum rating of 40 or higher. With traditional slip resistant surfaces (a coarseness of the surface), this is the balancing point between offering slip resistant properties and maintaining a cleanable surface. Anything much higher than 40 has historically been difficult to clean and really only suitable for external use. The smooth to touch Microtec surface is achieving well in excess of 55 on the pendulum test”

Says Mike

Mike Syddall, General Manager of the Tile Depot, and Adam Wakeford, Lifemark® Accessibility Advisor conduct the pendulum slip resistance test on a Microtec tile.

The Tile Depots innovative slip resistant testing and Microtec tiles go above and beyond industry standard!

“The Microtec takes away any uncertainty as the results are so much higher than what is deemed necessary for tiles.” Says Mike

Lifemark® take some heart from the fact we have product partners like the Tile Depot who have a real desire to sell products that are truly Universal Design best practise.

We would certainly recommend this new Microtec Lifemark® Approved tile range for anyone considering tiles in new home builds or renovations.

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