Yoga Flooring Physical Properties & Characteristics

YOGA FLOORING Slip Resistance - The SAFEST floor for your Yoga Studio:


The following test for slip resistance was performed by nationally recognized slip resistance technology expert, Dr. John Cockrell.

Utilizing the state of the art BRUNGRABER MARK II slip tester according to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard F-1677-96.

In order to provide the most meaningful information possible, the following five representative conditions were used on both a level and a 3:1 sloped surface:

  1. Golf shoe with Softspikes Black Widow cleats
  2. Golf shoe with Softspikes XP Extra Performance cleats
  3. Reebok athletic shoe
  4. Nike athletic shoe
  5. Neolite (a laboratory standard, smooth with no tread pattern)

The test results are shown in Table 1 and Table 2. Slip resistance was tested on a scale of (0.00-1.10) For perspective, a slip resistance of approximately (0.20-0.25) is the minimum required to prevent slips for most people walking normally.


Table 1:
Slip Resistance of YOGA FLOORING on a Level Surface

Shoe Name

Dry Surface

Wet Surface

Softspikes Black Widow
1.08
1.08
Softspikes XP Extra Performance
1.08
1.08
Reebok Athletic Shoe
0.60
0.465
Nike Athletic Shoe
0.89
0.755
Neolite
0.70
0.62
Barefoot
0.83
0.58

Table 2:
Slip Resistance of YOGA FLOORING at 3:1 Slope

Shoe Name

Dry Surface

Wet Surface

Softspikes Black Widow
1.08
1.08
Softspikes XP Extra Performance
1.08
1.08
Reebok Athletic Shoe
0.39
0.26
Nike Athletic Shoe
0.68
0.55
Neolite
0.49
0.42


So what does this data really mean?


YOGA FLOORING has better traction with wet bare feet than a Reebok Athletic Shoe!
How's THAT for safety!



And for all you techies out there,  here's  just some of the testing we've done to ensure you  now get the best flooring possible:

 

Technical Properties
PROPERTY AVERAGE VALUE TEST METHODS
Water Absorption
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
0.10%
0.20%
ASTM D570
(24hr immersion)
Tear Strength
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
275 lbs/inch
270 lbs/inch
ASTM D624, Die C
Brittleness Temperature
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
-50 deg F
-45 deg F
ASTM D746
Bending Modulus
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
710 PSI
700 PSI
ASTM D747
Ozone resistance
Type "A" specimens under 20% elongation, 10 parts per million ozone, 100°F for 100 Hours
No cracks visible under
7x magnification
ASTM D-1149-91
Durometer hardness
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
84/78
82/76
ASTM D2249
Effect of Alkalies
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
+0.10% change in weight
+0.15% change in weight
CRD-C-572 Sec 7.2
Effect of Alkalies
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
+2.0 Durometer Points
+2.5 Durometer Points
CRD-C-572 Sec 7.2
Tensile Strength
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
2000 psi
2100 psi
ASTM D412, Die C
UV Stability
No visible chalking
Slight discoloration
ASTM G154, 2000 hours
Using UVA - 340 Lamps
Weather resistance
2000 hrs. exposure
Less than 3% loss
of properties
ASTM G-53
National fire protection
Association Life Safety Code - Class II Rating
Critical radiant flux (Watts/cm2)
Average 0.37
ASTM E-648
NFPA Designation no. 253
Soluble Hazardous Matter No Compounds Detected ASTM F963-96a
Ultimate Elongation
After 2000hrs UV Exposure
360%
350%
ASTM D412, Die C