Silva Non Skid Solutions LLC was founded to serve the needs of those that wanted longer lasting superior Non Skid Surfaces; Our Peel~N~Stick product was trade marked Silvagrip ®
Silvagrip® was first designed for long-board racers. The shear forces applied in long-board racing far exceed the normal wear and tear as seen on a standing surface.
Silvagrip® is a blend of “molten/frozen” bonded aluminum/ceramic metal oxides and ceramics. So flexible it can be wrapped over the edges of the thin skate boards and doesn’t crack; it doesn’t have the release issues of typical Non Skid tapes in glue. By implementing the ceramic into aluminum the surface texture is made to become very hard for wear resistance. The rough application method provides very secure traction.
Silvagrip® has many different adhesives. One is a closed cell adhesive that provides for a water tight seal against the environmental conditions. This is mostly used in showers and less abrasive conditions. Another is just as watertight but handles extreme temperatures and durability.
The Navy has proven the quality of this aluminum ceramic. The manufacture of this material claims a 50 year life cycle. Because it’s only been in use 10 years the Navy gives them a 10 year life cycle. Compare that to traditional anti-skid coating, which has a maximum life of about 12 months at best
The video, below, shows the vertical take off and landing aircraft, landing on the aluminum ceramic deck coating. The same surface material Silvagrip uses.
The removal process for traditonal non skid is extremely labor intensive as you can see in the video below. Silvagrip is typically applied in three foot by four foot sheets and spacing of one and half inches. With Silvagrip you simply remove and replace the damaged piece.
The picture, below, is a close up of the Navy deck. It has been colored Navy Blue.
Silvagrip® has exactly the same surface but in a peel and stick application.
We also offer Silvagrip in various Alloys using combinations of carbides and oxides of Titanium, Tungsten and Ceramics.
You can view our Features and Benefits BrochureSilvagrip
Also our distributor’s website Silvagripwest Link
Disadvantages of Epoxy Non Skid
The key advantage of P&S nonskid over epoxy nonskid is that is has none of the associated costs and constraints associated with applying traditional epoxy nonskid or removing it.
Removal is noisy, dirty, and time consuming
Ship’s Force has limited experience and tools to achieve required surface prep
Primer must dry and remain clean until epoxy is applied
Epoxy has a long cure time
Narrow limits for temperature and humidity
Areas must be secured for days, preventing other work in the area
Rework due to someone stepping on the primer or wet nonskid is a common
Temporary ventilation installed to remove the fumes on interior applications
No protection to deck from corrosion – can cause accelerated corrosion
Significant quantities of hazardous material must be stored
Benefits of Peel & Stick Nonskid
Can be applied to any dry clean surface
Can be applied with temperatures as low as 40ºF
No maximum overcoat window
Ready for traffic immediately after installation
No special tools required
Convenient pre-cut sizes for easier handling, installation, and replacement
Eliminates hot and cold work restrictions
Eliminates need for services associated with epoxy nonskid application
Half the weight per square foot of roll-on epoxy nonskids
Uniform surface and clean appearance
Reduced maintenance and life cycle costs
Eliminates rust bleed-thru and provides additional protection to applied area
No ventilation requirements for installation
Installation within Ships’ Force capability
Can be maintained, repaired, or replaced quickly, while in port or underway
Silvagrip® is a product designed for harsh environmental conditions like salt water and is resistance to many chemicals found in the work environment. The anti~skid surface is perfect for the heavy day to day foot traffic found on most work boats and industrial walkways. Some workboats find themselves in harsh seas with steep waves as much as 60 degrees. Their need to safely work in these conditions is what Silvagrip® will provide, giving them traction confidence! Silvagrip® is the longest lasting non~skid peel and stick on the market. The metal Non~Skid was engineered to last.
The applications for safe non~skid surfaces are endless.
Let us help with your Non Skid needs!