Lab Testing - New Products


Product testing before installation is undertaken to ensure that the flooring material is fit for its intended use, that is, “fit for purpose" testing used to classify new surfaces is in accordance with "AS 4586:2013 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials" and is conducted in-house, in a laboratory environment. ATTAR is NATA accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and can perform all methods of slip resistance testing. These test methods are –

Wet Pendulum Test - Appendix A, AS 4586 (P Classifications)

Dry Floor Friction Test - Appendix B, AS 4586 (D Classifications)

Wet-Barefoot Inclining Platform Test   - Appendix C, AS 4586 Classifications (A, B or C Classifications)

Oil-Wet Inclining Platform Test  - Appendix D, AS 4586 Classifications (R Classifications)

Accelerated Wear Testing
Increasingly used by tile manufacturers, importers, architects, property developers and facility managers; Accelerated Wear Testing (AWT) has been developed in response to the demands of customers seeking assurance on the ability of their floor and walkway surfaces to maintain slip resistance properties, averting the costly process of replacing prematurely worn and slippery surfaces.

ATTAR complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025

  • Accreditation No: 2735

Test Methods:
▸  AS/NZS 3661.1:1993, Appendix A
▸  AS/NZS 4586:2004 and AS 4586:2013 Appendix A
▸  AS/NZS 4586:2004 and AS 4586:2013 Appendix B
▸  AS/NZS 4586:2004 and AS 4586:2013 Appendix C

- Slip Safety Audits & Risk Assessments brochure (pdf)
- NCC/HB198 quick reference guide (pdf)
- Slip Testing Request Form (docx)