Improving Quality through Testing

At Marazzi USA, we meet and exceed industry standards. That’s why we use the Tile Council of North America’s AcuTest to determine DCOF (dynamic coefficient of friction). AcuTest assesses product suitability for the commercial environment and other applications where slipping may be a concern.

Measuring Friction Dynamic coefficient of friction is the measurement of how easily one surface slides—and keeps sliding--against another under different circumstances, such as if there is a liquid, oil, or grease on the surface.

The measurement of DCOF is a fairly new standard. COF was the previous standard. Marazzi USA adopted it immediately because it is the most accurate way to determine a product’s suitability for a commercial environment or other environments. Here are a few things to remember about DCOF

  • DCOF uses a different system of measurement than previous measures. DCOF .42 wet is the new standard for commercial applications whereas .60 wet COF was the previous standard.
  • The new DCOF test, AcuTest, is more accurate, especially on very smooth surfaces which had a level of error previously.

Marazzi USA is committed to always providing the best for our customers. Even though standards change, we guarantee that we will keep up with changing standards as technology makes better testing available so we can deliver the best product to you.