Contactors, how often have you heard that comment from your customers? Flooring contractors are asked to perform the texture balancing act on almost every installation. To help meet our customer’s flooring texture needs, ROCK-TRED sells a wide variety of anti-slip aggregates and broadcast media. ROCK-TRED offers media including angular and rounded natural or colored quartz in different sizes, soft EPDM rubber granules, plastic and glass beads and high wear aluminum oxide.
To create the most durable, hard wearing and long-lasting anti-slip textures in our coating systems, ROCK-TRED recommends using white aluminum oxide as a broadcast media. White aluminum oxide is recommended over standard quartz aggregate to create texture due to its extreme hardness. It is the second hardest mineral after diamond and, therefore, is much more difficult to wear down, break or crush under heavy traffic. Other benefits include its angular shape and its ability to resist heat and corrosion. Also, unlike natural quartz, white aluminum oxide becomes clear and practically disappears when broadcast into a wet coating.