Because no two automotive dealerships or automotive brand programs are the same; a one-size-fits-all approach to your workshop and service drive floor may not fit your needs, planning or budget.
AutoStone offers the widest array of workshop and service drive floor systems to choose from. Your brand may have a specific, unique and preferred material requirement. When they do, AutoStone provides you the best solution to meet your brand program requirement and the best choice for your dealership.
AutoStone is the automotive industries leader in providing advanced surface traction, performance, permanence, and cleanability technology. We offer you better choices, more competitive pricing and solutions that meet your brand requirements and better yet – your specific dealership needs and budget!
Chain-Rake QC Floor Testing
Eliminate Latent Installation Defects During Installation
Ask about the AutoStone “Chain-Rake” QC (quality control) process to assure that your workshop project delivers a lifetime of performance, function, and beauty. When it comes an automotive industrial floor, one of the risks ownership faces is latent warranty issues related to cracked-and-broken tile.
You can’t see if a tile is fully bonded to the substrate – but you CAN hear it!
When successfully implemented this QC process eliminates most future latent warranty issues that result in cracked/broken tile. Cracked/broken tile usually happens due to insufficient thin set applied to the back of the tile. This QC process helps identify those issues before the flooring contractor has left the project, so a fully bonded floor is realized, and future warranty issues are identified during the installation process.
Learn How DriveSeriesUSA with SUPER.Grip Meets the Latest
ANSI A326.3 Standard!
- Users, specifiers, builders, and flooring contractors are to measure the environment of use to make sure that the appropriate tile material is used in these areas.
- There is a higher DCOF (dynamic coefficient of friction) standard for areas exposed to greater risk. These environments are service drive, workshop, detailing, back of house, locker rooms, and oil-lube service facilities. The greater the exposure to oils, grease, moisture, and the elements, the higher the higher DCOF (dynamic coefficient of friction) rating required of the tile surface you are selecting for use.
- Note: European R-ratings have no agency, cross-reference, or use with the ANSI standard, only US standards are used to measure the surfaces compliance with this new standard.
- The tile manufacturer you choose must meet these higher requirements and declare that their product is appropriate for the environment of use. Manufacturers are required to declare that their product is appropriate for the environment of use in addition to meeting the DCOF standard. Meeting the DCOF standard is not sufficient for use in these environments, the manufacturer must declare that they are appropriate for use. The good news is that AutoStoneUSA meets these standards for your automotive dealership.
Are you up to date with new
ANSI A326 manufacturer
declared product use
New ANSI A326 STF Slip, Trip, & Fall Standard
This requires tile manufacturers to list their product “use” to be appropriate for the automotive service drive and/or workshop environment.
Your facility design impacts which declared use category is appropriate for your tile material selection.
Get informed so you can mitigate exposure to STF litigation.
STF (slip, trip, and fall) risk is the #1 health and safety risk in automotive retail today.
Learn which AutoStoneUSA product is appropriate for your facility design and use as confirmed by our declared product use classification.
DOWNLOAD NEW CONSTRUCTION STANDARD MANUAL
"Automotive Service Facility Design & Planning Risk Management Guide"
Starting in Summer of 2022, automotive facility design and construction changed. This change was implemented by the new ANSI A326.3 standard which published new and higher DCOF (dynamic coefficient of friction) requirements for hard surfaces (tile) used in automotive builds.
Dealership builds face increased STF litigation exposure if you do not adhere, address and comply with the new requirements created by this standard. There are many facets to this standard which additionally require tile manufacturers to declare that their products are appropriate for the environment of use, and all parties involved with the selection, installation, and use of flooring materials.
Risk is determined not only by the environment of use, but also your facility design and construction. As ANSI A326.3.2021.4.1.5 Oils, Grease (O/G) Environment states the following, “Subject to determination by specifier and the criteria in this standard, may include, but are not limited to, level areas regularly exposed to automotive fluids,”
There are no ANSI police, but there are plaintiff attorneys who specialize in STF litigation and if dealerships, architects, builders and contractors don’t properly measure risk, all parties can be involved in costly litigation.
Download the document to get up to speed on this new standard. Contact your AutoStoneUSA representative to help you with your facility planning. Lastly, rest assured that AutoStoneUSA has the right products to support your automotive facility build.
A permanent floor system with advanced surface technology and unmatched performance results! This floor system is distinctly identified through our elevated surface traction lines. Driveseries was created to help dealers manage STF (slip, trip, and fall) risk in the service drive and workshop environment. The driveseries comes with our proprietary brightfinish, a permanent sealant, baked-in during the kiln-firing process.
Product Use Category
4.1.4 Exterior Wet (EW) &
4.1.5 Oils/Greases (O/G)
Driveseries EW & O/G is a high traction surface. This product conforms to ANSI A326 and is designated rated for:
4.1.4 (Exterior, Wet) – level outdoor spaces walkways, sidewalks, where such floors may be walked upon when wet (excluding ice or snow) if level, clean, maintained and free of standing water or other contaminants.
4.1.5 (Oils/Greases) – level areas regularly exposed to automotive fluids, etc., so long as such floors are level, regularly cleaned, maintained and free of standing water and contaminant build-up. Consult with your architect to determine dealership practices. Review ANSI A326.3 2021 standard.
Should be cleaned with frequent maintenance to keep clean. See Driveseries Tile Guide and Culture of Clean document for recommended cleaning practices.
Enviroshop was developed to deliver dealers a permanent workshop floor system with a larger surface format (12” x 12” size). This larger tile surface reduces the number of grout joints, less grout = less grime! Enviroshop comes with our proprietary brightfinish, a permanent sealant, baked-in during the kiln-firing process. Enviroshop is for dealership and automotive brands that place a higher premium on your workshop floors being exceptionally clean and pristine.
Product Use Category
4.1.3 Interior Wet Plus (IW+)
Enviroshop IW+ is a medium traction surface. This product conforms to ANSI A326 and is designated rated: IW+, or for Interior Wet Plus conditions. For interior wet plus applications there should be good drainage. Floors walked on when wet should be level, maintained and free of standing water or other contaminants. Should be cleaned with frequent maintenance to keep clean.
Enviroshop conforms with 4.1.3 Interior Wet Plus (IW+) requirement > .50 DCOF rating.
Roben AG has partnered exclusively with AutoStone to produce the best clinkershop floor system. This clinker tile is 15 mm (approx. 5/8”) thick. Clinkershop by Roben is a denser, stronger, and more durable workshop platform product. Clinkershop by Roben also comes with AutoStone brightfinish ultra-cleaning technology. The performance delivered is unequaled by other clinker tile manufacturers.
Clinkershop is our 12 mm thick surface. It is slightly thinner than our
15 mm clinker tile, but still delivers the strength, durability and performance of a clinker tile. Conventional clinker installation methods recommend the vibration method; which is an antiquated method, requires a revised construction schedule, can be expensive, has a very limited labor pool, and fewer vendors to support future moves-adds-changes. With this thinner profile, you get the best of both worlds; a clinker tile plus thousands of qualified tile contractors who can install with thinset technologies.