Anti-Slip Coatings for Slippery Surfaces
Slips and trips are among the most common causes of injuries, both at home and at the workplace. This is often the result of floors being wet or dirty, excessive, or improperly applied wax or polish, and loose mats or rugs. Luckily, with the help of an effective anti-slip coating, you can increase the traction of your floors to avoid slipping accidents.
How does an anti-slip coating work?
What gives surfaces their slip resistance is the formula and often a grit texture within the coating. It gives traction to surfaces through the presence of rough edges that grip footwear. That said, not all anti-slip coatings have a textured finish, some rely solely on the formula to increase slip resistance on the surface. Anti-slip coatings are like putting a layer of paint on to a surface. When the coating has cured, the surface is textured, which instantly increases its slip resistance even when wet.
Typically, these anti-slip coatings will not change the appearance of your surfaces and can also protect your floors from wear and tear. They are easy to apply and can protect you and your surface for up to 2 years.
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Which non-slip coating product is right for your floors?
When deciding on a non-slip coating, it is important to consider the type of floors you want to treat. There are products for all types of floors, including tiles, concrete, fibreglass, acrylic, wood, and metal. It is also essential to evaluate whether there are wet conditions present or if the surfaces are exposed to the elements. Other aspects to consider include:
• If the surface is indoors or outdoors
• If chemicals are used in or around the area
• The amount of traffic the area is exposed to
• If you require a barefoot-friendly product
• If your pets use the space
• How much down-time you can allow
• The maintenance required once the product is applied.
When it comes to slips and falls, everyone is vulnerable to serious injury. Therefore, it is important to address the risk of slippery floors immediately.