Traction - Anti-slip Acid-etched Glass
Traction is an all-glass acid-etched walkway solution, using no coatings, paints or appliqués susceptible to chipping or flaking off. The slip resistant properties of Traction glass are entirely derived through acid etching.
Posted by Emilie-Ann Dubreuil-Myles on 12/19/2014
Walker Textures® Traction anti-slip acid-etched glass
The ultimate glass walkway solution.
Multi-level acid-etching of the Traction surface provides an unprecedented design option by combining discretion and security without impeding the natural flow of light.
Traction is an all-glass walkway solution, using no coatings, paints or appliqués susceptible to chipping or flaking off.
The slip resistant properties of Traction glass are entirely derived through acid etching, whereby portions of the glass surface are removed to varying depths by a controlled process.
The result is attractive and durable anti-slip surfaces, characterised by striking designs.
The unique combination of opacity and translucency provides for full privacy, while still allowing for maximum circulation of light between floors.
Results obtained from the Mohs Scratch Hardness test procedure show a level of hardness of the acid-etched glass surface similar or superior to unetched float glass. This is applicable to all acid-etch finishes offered by Walker Textures®.
Following the same train of thought, durability is an important consideration for this type of application. Results of tests performed based on ASTM C501 show that the Traction slip resistant surface provides a much better wear resistance than granular ceramic frit slip resistant coatings.
Naturally, the maintenance of the glass walkway surface is a legitimate concern. During the stain resistance tests based on ASTM-C1378, the various Walker Textures® finishes obtained Classification “A” just like float glass. This means it is as maintenance free as float glass. But the real proof is evidenced in the different projects that have successfully used Walker Textures® Traction glass. No permanent marks are visible even after a couple of years of use in both interior and exterior applications.
The anti-slip Walker Textures® Traction glass can be integrated anywhere and add a touch of undeniable style while combining important properties such as:
- Privacy for the user while letting the flux of light go through
- Security with its anti-slip surface
- Durability which has been proven by laboratory tests and through various projects which have withstood the test of time
- Design with its two attractive patterns available in clear and low-iron glass to blend and combine with any concept.
Where performance and elegance are required: Walker Textures® Traction the anti-slip acid-etched glass products.