SSPC CTS 1:2018

SSPC CTS 1:2018

Concrete Coating Texture Standard: Classification of Concrete Coating Finish Textures



This standard establishes a classification system for textures of finish coats of applied concrete flooring systems. When used in conjunction with a set of tactile comparators, it establishes a standard terminology that can be used by owners, specifiers, and concrete flooring installers to describe various coating surface textures. It is not intended to be used as a compliance verification tool.
This standard is not a slip resistance guide, nor does it assign a definitive "slip resistance" Coefficient of Friction ("COF") to any texture finishes. Surface texture and its corresponding COF is only one factor to be considered in determining the "slipperiness" of a surface. Other factors affecting COF include maintenance, contaminants, and the floor coating resin. Appendix 1 provides a relative guide of COF for samples of each classification of Coating Finish Texture ("CFT").

Additional Info

Author Society for Protective Coatings
Published by SSPC
Document type Standard
Number of pages 10
Keyword SSPC CTS 1