Life Floor  

Minneapolis,  MN 
United States
  • Booth: 3553

Life Floor is the first surface certified to NSF/ANSI 50.

In 2019, after four years of research, testing, and careful deliberation, NSF/ANSI 50 has created a new standard for interactive water play surfaces. Life Floor is proud to be the first splash pad surface in the world to be certified to this new standard! To learn more about the new standard from NSF/ANSI 50, download our illustrated booklet here >> The surface is indispensable to the play value and unique experience of each splash pad. That’s why we’re committed to designing the safest, most beautiful splash pad surfaces using only products engineered exclusively for aquatic play.

 Press Releases

  • Minneapolis, MN – Life Floor, a foam-rubber flooring system engineered specifically for aquatics,

    has earned certification to NSF/ANSI 50, the Interactive Water Play Venue Surfacing standard–

    from global public health organization NSF International.

    “Life Floor is proud to be certified to the NSF standard, because it gives operators confidence

    that our flooring solution is engineered to last and function in water play spaces. Our company is

    founded on a mission to make all aquatic areas beautiful and safe, which is why we set out four

    years ago to help develop a standard for aquatic safety surfacing. Just as playgrounds went

    through a safety revolution in the 1980’s and 1990’s, we believe splash pads and interactive

    water areas need an internationally recognized agency like NSF to establish standards and

    practices that keep users safer all over the world,” said Life Floor CEO Jonathan Keller

    NSF International led the development of the American National Standard NSF/ANSI 50:

    Equipment and Chemicals for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water

    Facilities in 1977, which is now heavily referenced in U.S. codes. Certification to NSF/ANSI 50

    helps ensure that equipment, materials and chemicals meet minimum criteria for health effects,

    safety, design and construction, and performance and durability necessary to meet the code

    requirements set by most U.S. states and Canadian provinces/territories.

    In 2019, the NSF/ANSI 50 standard was updated to include requirements for safety surfaces for

    interactive water venues. Certification NSF/ANSI 50 demonstrates these products have met a

    number of performance and safety criteria. Life Floor has flooring materials certified to NSF/ANSI

    50 under the criteria for safety surfaces for interactive water venues.

    Specifically, the NSF/ANSI 50 standard for safety surfacing for interactive water venues details

    the performance testing a surface must complete in order to be considered slip resistant, impact

    cushioned, impervious, and cleanable. A surface compliant with this standard would add slip

    resistance and impact cushioning even after prolonged exposure to UV and pool chemicals, will

    not absorb water and, when cleaned, removes harmful bacteria or microorganisms. These tests

    were selected and evaluated to most closely resemble real-world circumstances.

    To earn NSF/ANSI 50 certification, Life Floor was subject to rigorous testing and evaluation to

    verify the product met six performance based requirements for use in interactive water play

    venues. NSF International also audited Life Floor’s manufacturing facility to verify compliance to

    the standard requirements.

    “Life Floor has demonstrated its commitment to quality and safety by earning NSF/ANSI 50

    certification for their products through NSF International certification.”said Theresa Bellish,

    General Manager, Water Systems at NSF International”.

    Life Floor’s 3/8 Ripple and related marketing materials can now bear the NSF/ANSI 50 mark and

    are listed on NSF International’s website. NSF International works closely with state, local and

    national regulatory authorities to gain recognition and acceptance for the NSF mark.

    For more information, visit NSF International’s website .

    About NSF International: NSF International is a global independent organization that writes

    standards and protocols, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer

    goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in

    1944, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating

    Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

    About Life Floor:

    Life Floor is a foam-rubber flooring tile designed for use in wet areas with barefoot traffic. Life

    Floor combines award-winning safety with unparalleled design capabilities , delivered by an

    expert team committed to a world-class experience for everyone who interacts with our products.

    All over the world, people trust Life Floor to make their aquatic environments look and feel


    Company Media Contact:

    Gwen Ruehle

    2010 E Hennepin Ave

    Building 8 Suite 206

    Minneapolis, MN 55413


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