Detroit MI (PRWEB) September 29, 2007
Combining safety and aesthetics has always proven to be a challenge for many commercial environments. From apartment buildings to condominium complexes, restaurants to hotels, and city high rises to city streets; the safety of pedestrians, employees and patrons is always top priority. SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring has once again combined visual appeal and safety for two Atlantic City hotel and casinos in 2007.
SlipNOT® has been working with one of Atlantic City's preferred metal fabricators for over five years to combine safety and aesthetics in casinos and hotels. Caesars Palace and the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa have used SlipNOT® slip resistant products before and this year Bally's Hotel & Casino and the Trump Plaza Atlantic City Hotel & Casino have requested SlipNOT® floor plate be used in their facilities. Both hotels were looking for slip resistant solutions in their kitchen and elevator areas. Bally's who has used SlipNOT® in the past was impressed with the longevity, durability and slip resistance of SlipNOT® floor plate and wanted to use it again in other areas.
When asked about the project an estimator for the fabrication company said "Ballys was extremely impressed with the material. It must have been 4 or 5 years ago when we installed their first order of SlipNOT® stainless steel plate and it looks just as great today as it did the day we installed. They are amazed at just how slip resistant the SlipNOT® plate is." He went on to say "We've used SlipNOT® in casino hotel elevators and kitchens all over Atlantic City. SlipNOT® stainless floor plate is used because of its outstanding durability. Unlike diamond plate SlipNOT® plate has a flat surface, making it easier for wheeled carts to coast over it, and the traction is amazing."
SlipNOT® commercial applications go beyond restaurants and hotels. Municipalities, contractors and business owners alike look to use building materials that increase safety within their facilities and structures. However, commercial projects require building materials which enhance the overall structural appearance in order to attract tourists and buyers to drive business and economic growth.
In Portland Oregon, SlipNOT® was sought out to supply Aluminum Grip Plate® for the construction of a series of docks and floating pedestrian bridges over the Willamette River. The project was part of the River Renaissance Initiative, a river recovery plan created by eight city bureaus and acknowledged by the American Planning Association and American Rivers as "the most ambitious river revitalization effort in recent US history." The local marine company working on the project used over 1,100 sq ft. of grade 2 aluminum on aluminum slip resistant SlipNOT® Grip Plate® for the application.
Jeff Baker, a Sales Representative for SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring said, "This was an important venture for the City of Portland. City officials wanted the revitalization project to help enhance their economic system. The docks and bridges had to help cut back on liability costs by providing slip resistant coverage and at the same time had to be cohesive with the surrounding landscapes new revitalized scheme. Our aluminum plate exceeds all OSHA and ADA requirements and has a luster that won't flake or peel away like alternative products."
SlipNOT®'s slip resistant stainless steel stair treads, nosings, ADA ramps and grating have been used in restaurants, hotels, financial institutions, office buildings, and transit systems across North America. The use of stainless steel for commercial design applications has become extremely popular. Its clean, upscale appearance in combination with the metals resistance to corrosion appeals to architects, their clients and the general public. The SlipNOT® process is able to increase the coefficient of friction without compromising the physical characteristics of the popular metal.
Beth Faraci, New Business Associate for SlipNOT® knows first hand what commercial architects are looking for in a slip resistant product. "I've spoken with a number of architects working for firms that specialize in commercial planning and they not only want a material with the physical attributes of stainless steel, they want something as equally functional and safe. It's not practical to include a great looking stair tread, nosing, or ramp as a safety feature if it's really just a hazard to the public and a liability for their client."
In 1998 SlipNOT® stainless steel plate, stairs treads, and grate were used in the construction of The TriBeCa Bridge, a pedestrian bridge over West Street in the TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street) neighborhood of downtown Manhattan. The bridge is an access point for New York's Stuyvesant High School, an area landmark and one of the city's three esteemed Specialized Science High Schools. TriBeCa once an industrial region made up of mostly warehouses has since evolved into one of Manhattans premier districts. Since its revitalization warehouse buildings have been transformed into stylish lofts, as well as high-end restaurants and boutiques.
City officials designed the bridge as a safety feature for pedestrians, allowing them to bypass dangerous West Street traffic. Construction of the bridge eliminated one pedestrian hazard however officials had to consider the added risk of slip and fall accidents. City engineers who worked with SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring for other municipal applications contacted SlipNOT® once again for the TriBeCa project. SlipNOT®'s slip resistant plate and grating had proven to be durable and long lasting, and the slip resistant stainless on stainless products had the luster and corrosion resistant qualities city planners wanted in addition to the outstanding safety features.
For more information on SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring visit http://www.slipnot.com
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