SAFEGUARD® Cover Grit Size Options
At the heart of every SAFEGUARD® Cover is the unique layered resin surface with embedded grit that delivers the ultra-safe Hi-Traction characteristic. Every SAFEGUARD® Cover offers high anti-slip properties, but depending on the application, smaller or larger grit can be specified.
Hardness of Grit
|Mohs Hardness Scale|
Used in Safeguard Products
Most Anti-Slip Products Including Tapes
|6 - 7|
We incorporate fused alumina into all of our anti-slip products – a hard, sharp edged aggregate that measures 9.4 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. Comparatively, most tapes and paints contain quartz or silica – in other words, sand. These rank only 6 to 7 on the Moh’s scale, indicating a soft aggregate that will quickly wear away under foot traffic, leaving your surface more hazardous than ever.
Coefficient of Friction (COF)
Coefficient of friction is the measure of a product’s ability to provide safe traction and thereby prevent slips-and-falls. Our fused alumina aggregate creates a superior coefficient of friction – nearly double OSHA, ADA, and APTA standards, not only when flat but also at an incline, and even when wet, oily, or dusty.
SAFEGUARD® products have been tested for coefficient of friction values using the Brungraber Mark II testing device as well as the English XL VIT test apparatus. These are considered the most reliable and the standard for measuring COF. Read more about testing here.
Six Standard Grades
Six grit sizes are available to address any application, from shower areas to offshore drilling platforms.
Average Size of Grit (Aggregate)
|Super Coarse (Xtreme)||3/6||0.2||5000||5.08|
|Extra Coarse (Offshore/Heavy Duty)||10||0.085||2125||2.159|
|Extra Fine (Residential)||36||0.019||485||0.483|
|Super Fine (Barefoot)||54||0.012||305||0.305|
Average Thickness of Finished Product
|Product||Super Coarse||Extra Coarse||Coarse||Fine||Extra Fine||Super Fine|
|Stainless or Galvanized Steel|
18 Gauge / 0.048 in / 1.2 mm
|Pultruded FRP Composite|
0.125 in +0.010 / -0.005
3.2 mm +0.3 mm / -0.1 mm
|1 mm Molded Fiberglass||NA||0.12 in|
|Vinyl (Flexible PVC)|
0.024 in / 0.60 mm
|Heavy Duty Aluminum||0.54 in|