Non-Slip Coatings to Make Floor Tiles Less Slippery
There`s no worse feeling than seeing a loved one, friend, or colleague getting injured from a slip and fall, especially if it is on your shiny tiles. In this guide, we will focus on how to make floor tiles less slippery with floor coatings.
There are loads of different products suited to other floor types, and unless you’re a floor safety specialist, you will probably make the wrong choice.
Added Traction to make floors less slippery
Many contractors will suggest a coating before any other products, and while this is a great suggestion, it could be a bad one. A paint coating on its own could, in fact, make your floor even more slippery, and if there isn’t a traction bead mixed into the coating, you might as well forget about applying a floor coating in the first place.
An old method of making floors less slippery is by mixing plaster sand into traditional “stoep paint” and then rolling it on. While ‘stoep paint” is made to stick on just about anything, plaster sand is not strong enough to walk on. The sand crushes within the coating and makes dust pockets, which eventually break and allow water in. Water is the most significant cause of a floor coating peeling off.
Deciding on which Non-Slip Floor Coating to put onto your floor is essential, and there are a few factors to take into consideration:
- Type of floor surface
- Amount of foot traffic
- Exposure to the elements
- Appearance Requirements
- Alternate Solutions
Other than Floor tile Coatings, there are a couple of alternate short-term and cost-effective Anti-Slip options to make your floors less slippery. From Anti-Slip chemical treatments to self-adhesive non-slip tape or even fibreglass stair treads, Slip No More carries them all.
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