Once you have invested in a floor scale you have made sure that safety while measuring the weight of heavy objects has been enhanced a lot. This is because a floor scale does not require the object to be weighed to be lifted much at all. And since most of the risk lies in the lifting up and down operation the need to not lift it much is a big help.
But heavy objects being heavy objects they can still cause trouble if things do not go to plan. And one place where trouble can start is the surface of the floor scale. If there is a likelihood of the object slipping then you must choose a floor scale with an anti skid surface to minimize that risk.
A good floor scale surface though is one which will not allow objects to slip easily and at the same time will also protect itself from damage. A commonly preferred type is a carbon steel plate which has a diamond cut pattern which is coated with protective paints. It makes the surface anti skid and hard wearing at the same time. The protective paints are not ordinary paints and are usually cured so that they can withstand the abrasive forces that the surface will encounter regularly. The protection is not just from abrasive forces but also from wet conditions and you may need highly specialized coatings if the scale platform is going to be exposed to corrosive liquids. For special applications such as for weighing livestock the surface can have treads so that animals are able to stand on the platform without slipping.
If you are using the floor scale for diverse purposes a surface that can meet all the challenges involved is required. A stainless steel surface is in most cases good enough to withstand diverse challenges. It can also be cleaned well if you are required to maintain highly hygienic conditions.
A well chosen floor scale surface will mean that you are able to use the product with greater peace of mind and it will also give you a more lasting performance.