Floor Safety in the Home

Floor Safety in the Home

Every day, we spend at least an hour in the bathroom. When designing a bathroom, it is important to ensure that bathroom flooring is not only beautiful but that it is also safe. Many people do not realize that bathroom flooring can be very dangerous when wet. Tiles may have the necessary non slip qualities when dry but, as soon as they become wet, they can become a slip and fall risk. Slip and fall accidents are one of the largest causes of Emergency Room visits.

Ensuring the safety of your bathroom floor does not necessarily limit your flooring selections. Floors can be treated with Grip Guard non-slip treatment to ensure they have adequate slip resistance to ensure family safety. This unique non-slip treatment allows homeowners to choose the floor surface based on beauty and functionality rather than slip resistance.

A popular choice of flooring in bathrooms is high gloss tiles. They look great, feel great and are easy to keep clean. These tiles, however, do not have the necessary non-slip properties when wet to provide a safe floor surface. Therefore, it is necessary to use a non-slip treatment so that tiles are a safe choice for wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundries, and foyers where water can be spilled, dripped, splashed or tracked onto the floor.

Outdoor pedestrian surfaces are also an area of concern. Footpaths, driveways and pool surrounds are all exposed to the elements making a nonslip surface essential. Grip Guard non-slip floor treatment is suitable for all stone-based floor surfaces both inside and outside the home.

Regardless of the material you choose for your floors, it is important to remember that a wet floor presents a hazardous environment. To increase the safety of your bathroom, Grip guard non-slip treatment can be a lifesaver.