Armstrong Flooring Safety Zone Slip-Retardant 1/8″ 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.


Per ASTM F 1066
PerformanceTest MethodRequirementPerformance vs. Requirement
ThicknessASTM F386Nominal ± 0.005 in.Meets
SizeASTM F2055± 0.016 in. per linear footMeets
SquarenessASTM F20550.010 in. maxMeets
Dimensional StabilityASTM F2199≤ 0.024 in. per linear footMeets
Chemical ResistanceASTM F925No more than slight change in surface dulling, attack or stainingMeets
Resistance to HeatASTM F1514ΔE ≤ 8.0Meets
Static Load ResistanceASTM F970*< 0.005 in.800 psi
*Testing at loads above 125 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.
Additional Testing
PerformanceTest MethodRequirementPerformance vs. Requirement
Fire Test Data – Flame SpreadASTM E6480.45 W/cm2 or more Class 1Meets
Fire Test Data – Smoke EvolutionASTM E662450 or lessMeets
Fire Test Data – CanadaCAN\ULC S102.2Use dependentFlame Spread – 0
Smoke Developed – 30
Static Coefficient of Friction**ASTM D 2047/ UL 410≥ 0.5Meets
ADA Standards for Accessible Design Chapter 3 Section 302.1Floor surfaces shall be stable, firm and slip-resistantMeets
**Using the James Machine as described in D2047 and as directed in UL 410 for floor covering materials (FCM) using a leather foot under dry conditions. The application of site-applied floor sealers, polishes and other types of finishes routinely used to maintain resilient flooring materials will change the walking surface and consequently the SCOF value.

Recommended Applications

Recommended Applications Chart – Vinyl Composition Tile


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


Resilient Sheet Flooring Products and Resilient Tile Flooring Products MIS


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)
ColorSafety Zone Tile
Model Number
Earth Stone5700031
Shale Gray5700131
Slate Black5700431
Soft Cedar5700831
Vanilla Bean5701631
Cookie Dough5701731
Butter Pecan5701831
Salted Caramel5701931
Blueberry Swirl5702031
Rocky Road5702231
Salt Water Taffy5702331
Babbling Brook57007 (Disc 5/20)31
Cobblestone Peach57006 (Disc 5/20)31
Dark Basil57012 (Disc 5/20)31
Forest Floor57009 (Disc 5/20)31
Patina Green57003 (Disc 5/20)31
River Rock57010 (Disc 5/20)31
Stone Beige57005 (Disc 5/20)31
Weathered Alabaster57002 (Disc 5/20)31
ColorSafety Zone Tile
Model Number
Updated on April 8, 2024

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