LRV Testing

LRV (light reflectance value) is especially important in commercial applications that are ADA complaint and provide accessibility in design. Knowing a product's LRV helps create the proper contrast between surfaces to ensure compliance to standards and codes. Selecting improper products or specifying improper values can create a huge liability for building owners and specifiers alike.

The intent of the LRV standard is to create depth by contrasting colors on horizontal and vertical surfaces, to indicate to an individual who may be visually impaired, that they are approaching a wall, stairwell, partition, change in elevation etc.   

We provide services that analyze the LRV of tile and natural stone to ensure the proper contrast is being selected and also have the ability to test paint, wood, carpeting and any other surfaces.