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Entrance Flooring Compliance Issues

  • Slip Resistance

    The ADA recommends value of 0.60 for the static coefficient of friction (SCOF), which is a certified accepted measurement standard for slip resistance.

  • Tripping Hazard

    Height transitions cannot be more than 1/4 of an inch above the finished floor to ensure people can move across easily, particularly in a wheelchair, and not trip over the protruding edge.

  • Openings for Debris and Water

    Openings in floor or ground surfaces cannot allow passage of a sphere more than 1/2 inch (13mm) diameter, such as that of a high heel or cane/walker. For exemptions see the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design document. Also, elongated openings must be placed so that the long dimension is perpendicular to the dominant direction of travel.

Surface Mounted

If the entrance flooring is surfaced mounted, there needs to be a tapered edge/frame to ensure a smooth transition.

Recessed

If the entrance flooring is recessed, it should remain flush with the surrounding floor.

Sources:

Americans with Disabilities Act, ada.gov.
"Stranger than Fiction." Interiors + Sources.
"Nearly 1 in 5 People Have a Disability in the U.S., Census Bureau Reports."U.S. Census Bureau.