Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I want to have my floors treated?
To prevent injuries from slip/fall accidents as well as costly fines and litigation.
What type of floors can be treated with Nano-Grip?
The Nano-Grip process is effective on all mineral surfaces; ceramic or porcelain tiles, marble, travertine, concrete, river rock and more.
What if the floor is not mineral surface?
We also carry a products to treat other surfaces such as vinyl, laminate, wood, fiberglass, etc. which has the same effect.
What areas can be treated?
We treat any areas from indoor to outdoor applications.
How much does it cost?
Each floor surface is different. Costs will vary depending on the situation and square footage but generally run between $1.50 and $2.50 per square foot. The coating we use on other non mineral surfaces range from $2.00 to $5.00 per square foot.
How long does the treatment last?
The treatment is covered by a 2 year warrantee for commercial applications but residential tubs can be expected to be slip resistant for life.
Does this treatment guarantee that I won't have a slip & fall accident?
We do not guarantee that no one will ever fall on a treated floor but we do guarantee that your floor will meet or exceeds Gov’t and industry standards for a “safe walking surface”
Why do you say that the treatment makes it "Safer than Wet"?
Our treatment changes the surface in such a way that when exposed to water the floor is actually measurably less slippery when it’s wet than in its dry state with out changing the look of the floor.
Can I buy the product and do it myself?
No. Nano-Grip is only available to licensed applicators.
Why do I need your aftercare products?
Many floors do not need any special treatment in order to maintain their slip resistance but certain environments such as kitchens require products which eliminate grease and prevent a buildup which would degrade our treatment.
How are they different from our regular cleaners?
They have been specifically designed and tested to be more effective against grease and oil.
How long does it take to treat my floor or bathtub?
A tub or shower will take 15 minutes or so. Most residential jobs are completed in less than 3 hours.
How long before I can walk on the floor or use the tub?
The surface is ready for use immediately, there is no cure time.
Is there a warranty?
Yes, typically 2 years.
What types of businesses can benefit from a Nano-Grip treatment?
Virtually all types of businesses can benefit from a Nano-Grip Floor Treatment.
Fast food outlets, nursing homes, restaurants, office buildings, banks, hospitals, malls, spas, pool decks, garages, country clubs, and public buildings are just some of the facilities that need to have it applied. It is essential in homes with young children or the elderly. People in between tend to think a slip/fall will never happen to them, but the truth is quite contrary. Everyone in the home benefits from the safety of this low cost treatment. Additionally, businesses will qualify for reduced insurance rates and tax benefits as well.
Does the treatment change the way the floor or bathtub look or feel?
There is no discernible change in the look or dry feel of your floor or tub. When wet the surface becomes aggressively nonslip.
Will having my floors treated affect my insurance rate?
Upon receipt of your 2 year warrantee documenting your new slip resistant SCOF numbers you should have your insurance agent fax the document to underwriting for reclassification and adjustment.
I've owned my business for many years and never had a slip and fall accident. Why should I worry about it?
If you stay in business long enough statistics indicate that it is inevitable that someone will suffer a slip and fall at some point. The problem is universal across all business types.
Does my business qualify for the ADA Tax Credit?
If it meets the IRS requirements of a “small business” it will qualify. Speak with your accountant or visit the IRS website and review IRS form # 8826 for definitions.
Did you know?
► A small business is one that has 30 or fewer employees OR $1,000,000 or less in gross receipts from the previous year.
► If a credit exceeds the amount of taxes owed, businesses may carry forward the unused portion of the credit to the next year.
► Small businesses cannot claim a tax credit and deduction for the same dollar spent; however, they can use the incentives in combination, provided that the expenditures incurred qualify under both. See Example C.
► Physical modifications must comply with applicable accessibility standards.
Example A, Credit: Restaurant ABC employs 25 individuals, and its gross revenue for last year was $3,000,000. It qualifies as a small business with fewer than 30 employees. Last year, ABC provided Braille and large print menus (an auxiliary aid), costing a total of $1,500. ABC removed physical barriers to the restaurant’s entrance and modified its transportation shuttle, totaling $8,000. Each of these expenditures qualifies under the Disabled Access Credit. To calculate ABC’s tax credit, start by adding the total amount spent on accessibility ($8,000 + $1,500 = $9,500) and subtract $250 ($9,500 - $250 = $9,250). Divide this amount by two ($9,250 / 2 = $4,625) to find the amount redeemable as a tax credit. ABC earned a tax credit of $4,625.
EXAMPLE B, DEDUCTION: Corporation XYZ removed barriers to its building two years in a row. Although the corporation deducted $4,000 from its taxes last year, XYZ spent money on an additional barrier removal project this year. This is an annual tax incentive, so XYZ is eligible for another tax deduction. XYZ removed all barriers from its bathrooms this year, which cost $8,000. XYZ is able to deduct this amount, $8,000, dollar for dollar, from the amount of money on which it pays taxes.
Example C, Credit & Deduction: Small business QRS spent $20,000 on access improvements by modifying their restrooms and front entrance. These expenditures qualify under both the tax credit and deduction, so QRS can use these incentives in combination. QRS may first take a tax credit of $5,000 (based on $10,250 of expenditures) and then deduct $15,000 (the difference between the total expenditures and the amount of the credit claimed).
How can I tell if my floor is treatable?
Your licensed Nano-Grip applicator will be able to determine if your floor can be treated.
Will your treatment dull my shiny floor?
Properly applied, the treatment does not cause a noticeable reduction in shine.
Is Nano-Grip only for businesses?
No we treat residential and businesses.