Non-slip surfaces: 4 solutions for slippery floors

Wherever it is in your home, non-slip floors are an essential feature. While years ago it may have only the bathroom that needed a non-slip floor due to the water and humidity there, nowadays, non-slip floors are a must throughout the house.

In light of this, it is essential to know how to identify the types of floors you have in your house and know the solutions or treatments to use to convert them into non-slip surfaces.

While in newly constructed public buildings non-slip floors are already an acknowledged regulation, in older or private buildings (such as houses) the decision on having non-slip floors is down to personal choice. That is why there are so many households that still have slippery floors.

However, when we start to consider that our home is where we spend most of our day, it becomes vital to ensure that we make that space as safe as possible. So, in this post we are going to list 4 solutions for slippery floors to convert your floor into a safe, non-slippery surface.

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Install a non-slip floor

Despite this initially being the least attractive option, upgrading your current floor for a non-slip version is, undoubtedly, the best solution for slippery floors. As we stated above, in the last few years surfaces and flooring have improved significantly, and there are now fully secure, non-slip, and esthetically pleasing floors available.

An example of this is Dekton GRIP+, a specifically designed non-slip surface. By modifying its surface structure, a smooth, uniform, and pleasantly tactile flooring has been created.  Dekton GRIP+ floors have small microreliefs that have guaranteed extra non-slip properties and other qualities. 

Non-slip treatments

This is a cheaper alternative and offers a wealth of benefits if you want to improve the non-slip properties of your floor. No work is needed and it is a quick and easy solution for slippery floors. There are now treatments that you yourself can apply as well as professional options that require the services of a special company.

These types of treatments usually work with any ceramic, plastic, marble, wood, or even concrete surface, opening up the pores of the surface and making it non-slip. However, one disadvantage of this  solution is that, over time, the effect wears off.

Non-slip strips

This is a good option for small slippery floor surfaces (such as staircases). By placing these non-slip strips on the desired area you can assure that there is a good grip each time somebody steps foot on it. These non-slip strips are often seen on the edge of steps or stairs, as it is an easy and quick way to secure them.

Floor groove cutting

There are now multiple companies offering this service which provides a quick non-slip solution. By using specialist machinery, grooves are created to make the floor less slippery. In terms of advantages, the main ones are durability and low maintenance; the main disadvantage is that this option cannot be used on every type of flooring.

Be sure to consider all the advantages and disadvantages of these 4 solutions for slippery floors and make your home a safer place. Making your home safer and cozier will change your quality of life and wellbeing.

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