AutoStone Floor Systems driveseries! Bright finish. Slip resistant surface

Safer, smarter, better – the driveseries! by AutoStone.

The driveseries!  is the result of many years spent studying the impact flooring systems have in customer contact areas.  More people slip and fall in the service lane than anywhere in the dealership.  Those people who fall are most likely to be your customers.

Many things influence how this risk should be addressed such as, facility design, exposure to weather elements and dealership practices.  However, when it comes to selecting the floor, driveseries! provides the you a better surface design and product to manage risk.

ANSI A137 slip-and-fall standard

When the ANSI A137 slip-and-fall standard came out in late 2013, it signaled the need for the greater importance all parties must consider when recommending and/or requiring flooring products in automotive dealerships.  Specifically this standard impacts service drives and the service department work areas in automotive dealerships.

A new testing standard was established which differed from previously established practices.  The new standard states this impacts areas: “where the presence of water on installed tiles (including standing water; oil, grease, and/or any other elements) which reduce traction, creates slippery conditions where the risk of slip cannot be completely eliminated.”

The driveseries! has the highest DCOF (dynamic coefficient of friction) test results than any product previously developed by AutoStone Floor Systems.  We recommend you look to the driveseriesby AutoStone for your service drive lane.

Managing risk in the service drive

AutoStone studies have shown that there needs to be a different approach when addressing service drives as compared to service/shop work areas.  AutoStone studies show the majority of slip-and-fall accidents occur during the process of customers exiting their vehicles and heading toward service advisor stations.  This lead to the creation of the driveseriesproduct.

Customers are not familiar with service drive floor conditions which include; moisture, oil, grease and a host of other contaminants that may have been tracked in by their or other vehicles.  Many things do contribute to conditions that impact slip and fall risk such as exposure to external weather (blowing rain, sleet, etc.), service drive design (roof coverage, wind/weather shields), floor-drainage conditions, building/facility design and dealership cleaning practices.

When all risk is correctly evaluated and measured, the driveseries! provides you a better tool to manage slip and fall risk in the customer service lane.

Creating the concierge level service

A service drive built with the driveseries! creates the right impression for your customer year-after-year.  With proper cleaning practices, your service drive can look like the day it was installed.  Temporary coatings degrade every time a vehicle drives on an epoxy or sealed concrete finish.  Other tiles don’t aid your dealership cleaning practices.  Only an AutoStone floor looks clean, uniform and professional for the life of your dealership.

Safer, smarter, better – the driveseries! by AutoStone.

 

driveseries! for your entire service department!

 

 

 

The driveseries! is not just for your service drive.  This floor system provides dealers in climates that face more water, ice, snow, humidity or other conditions that create environments where slip-and-fall accidents must be more carefully reviewed.

This product has been successfully installed in both shops and service drives.  Especially shops where the service lane is connected to the shop areas.  Ask for The driveseries! information for your project.

Advanced surface technology

The driveseries! surface is unique in design and function.  The surfaces’ line pattern allows water to channel off the tile faster than other textured tiles.  Fast moisture migration is an important component in reducing slip and fall risk.

Additionally, the line patterns rise provide excellent grip for the soles of shoes.  These lines extend above the surface plane, so traction points are above areas where moisture migration occurs.

This product provides your dealership a better surface design to help you manage the risk associated with slip and fall concerns in the service lane.  The driveseries! from AutoStone gives you a better approach.

Bright finish – ultra-cleanable technology

The driveseries! includes AutoStone’s proprietry “Bright Finish” which aids dealership cleaning practices.  Bright is the best resource to help address issues related to rubber transfer from today’s softer, higher silicon based tires.  The surface is built with superior technology that helps keep your floors looking beautiful.  Dealers still need to maintain proper cleaning practices.  However, with “Bright Finish” dealerships are able to maintain their floors with this cleaning aid that lasts the life of the floor.

The driveseriesby AutoStone is not a self-cleaning floor, but it is an easier to clean floor and will never absorb a permanent stain.  Combined with AutoStone’s life time technical cleaning assistance, you a better tool to maintain a beautiful and clean service drive floor.