Armstrong Flooring Safety Zone Slip-Retardant Vinyl Composition Tile DATA SHEET

Product Information

Traffic Type: Commercial
Overall/Wear Layer Thickness: 1/8″ (3.2 mm)
Length x Width: 12″ x 12″ (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
Finish: Fast Start® (polish required before traffic)
Face Treatment: Traditional Smooth
Edge Treatment: Square Edges
Manufacturing Location: USA


5 Year Commercial Limited Warranty

Product Structure

Product Features

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When enhanced traction is required, you can count on Safety Zone tile. It’s a modular option that features an embossed surface embedded with proprietary particles for exceptional slip-retardant performance.

The colors and patterns provide hiding power against scuffs, scratches, and abrasion, and our exclusive Fast Start factory finish protects the tile during installation and makes initial maintenance quick and easy.

MATERIAL:  A composition of polyvinyl chloride resin, plasticizers, stabilizers, fillers, pigment and grit. Safety Zone tile shall have a nominal 0.020 in. (0.51 mm) thick pattern layer containing grit.

CONSTRUCTION AND COLORS: Color and pattern detail are dispersed uniformly throughout the thickness of the material.  Color pigments are insoluble in water and resistant to cleaning agents and light.

NOTE: Darker-colored Safety Zone Tile patterns may be susceptible to scratch whitening. 

GLOSS: (typical (typical value) 3 – 5, Light Reflectivity Chart: CLICK HERE.

ASTM F 1066 Vinyl Composition Floor Tile: Meets requirements for size, thickness, squareness, indentation, impact, deflection, dimensional stability, resistance to chemicals and resistance to heat.

ASTM E 648 Critical Radiant Flux Critical Radiant Flux – 0.45 watts/sq. cm. or more – Class I
ASTM E 662 Smoke – 450 or less
CAN/ULC – S102.2 – 07 – Flame Spread 0; Smoke Developed 30
Numerical flammability ratings alone may not define the performance of the product under actual fire conditions. These ratings are provided only for use in the selection of products to meet the specified limits.

ASTM F 970*; 800 psi
*Testing at loads above 250 psi is outside the scope of the test method. Since testing is conducted on uninstalled flooring, results do not consider the performance of the adhesive, underlayment, or subfloor. These test results are not an indicator of the installed flooring system performance


LEED Credit Information – Commercial
Sustainable Design Information 
FloorScore Certificates – Vinyl Composition Tile
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) – Vinyl Composition Tile


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Location:All grade levels
System:Commercial Tile Installation System
Fitting:Tile cutter, straight scribe, hot knife
Flip Spray Adhesive 

Installation Special Precautions and Recommendations:

  • NOTE: When Safety Zone is used in produce areas, around freezers, at entryways, and other areas subject to surface water or cooler temperatures, install the first 3 to 5 rows with S-1000 Adhesive. Remaining rows may be installed with S-515, S-319 or Flip Spray Adhesive, depending on subfloor.
  • Do not install over existing below-grade tile.
  • Pattern and Shade/Lot Numbers should match.

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Recommendations:
Maintenance Instructions for Safety Zone Tile Slip Retardant Tile

Maintenance Products:
Cleaner: Armstrong Flooring S-485
Polish: Armstrong Flooring S-480

Product Data Table

Pieces Per Carton45
Length12.4″ (31.5 cm)
Width12.4″ (31.5 cm)
Height6″ (15.2 cm)
Coverage Per Carton45 sq ft (4.18 sq m)
Carton Weight61 lbs (28.6 kg)
Cartons Per Pallet24
Coverage Per Pallet1080 sq ft (100.32 sq m)
Safety Zone Tile
Model Number
57000Earth Stone031
57001Shale Gray031
57004Slate Black031
57008Soft Cedar031
57016Vanilla Bean031
57017Cookie Dough031
57018Butter Pecan031
57019Salted Caramel031
57020Blueberry Swirl031
57022Rocky Road031
57023Salt Water Taffy031
57007 (Disc 5/20)Babbling Brook031
57006 (Disc 5/20) Cobblestone Peach031
57012 (Disc 5/20)Dark Basil031
57009 (Disc 5/20) Forest Floor031
57003 (Disc 5/20) Patina Green031
57010 (Disc 5/20) River Rock031
57005 (Disc 5/20) Stone Beige031
57002 (Disc 5/20) Weathered Alabaster031
Safety Zone Tile
Model Number
Updated on March 16, 2023

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