Top 5 Tips for Making Tile Flooring Less Slippery

About the Author: Claudius Nan

“Slippery tile flooring isn’t just an annoyance; it can be dangerous.”

If you have tile flooring in your house, you are probably aware of both its benefits and drawbacks. On one hand, they retain water much better than other types of flooring. On the other hand, tile floors can be very slippery, particularly when wet. This may lead to injuries, including severe ones. Therefore, making tile floors safer by minimizing slipperiness and enhancing grip is always a smart idea.

If you’re having trouble with slippery tile floors and want to make them less slippery, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll show you six different methods to make your tile flooring less slippery and safer for the entire family.

1 – Cover Your Tile with Non-Slip Rugs

Non-slip rugs are the easiest and most practical solution to make your tile floor non-slippery. Rugs, runners, and mats may help avoid slips and falls. They can brighten up a whole area by making the flooring softer and warmer underfoot, making the entire space cozier.

However, not all mats are created equal in terms of safety. Unstable carpets and rugs with twisted edges may be a potential hazard, making the issue worse with trip hazards. The best rugs are those that don’t slide around. There is a huge selection of non-slip floor rugs available in both online and offline stores.

2 – Use Anti-Slip Treads

While it may not be appropriate for your house, an anti-slip tread sticker is a cost-effective way to make your slippery tiles more stable in business settings. Non-slip treads (or stickers) can be a wise investment. They can be used on smooth interior surfaces such as bathroom ceramic tiles or staircases.

Aside from being inexpensive, the major advantage of anti-slip treads is that they perform flawlessly without changing the existing surface of the tiles. They are detachable, so if you change your mind and want to try something else, you can easily dispose of them without causing any damage to the surface.

There is always a drawback, and in this scenario, anti-slip treads are not as long-lasting as non-slippery tile treatment and may start to appear tacky.

3 – Use an Anti-Slip Mat

If you have a tiled kitchen floor, you may find everything gets slippery as you wash the dishes or prepare meals. An anti-slip mat will provide the traction you need to clean your pots without slipping.

Tile porches are eye-catching and fashionable, but they may become slippery when wet. Even in the wettest conditions, a rubber anti-slip doormat will keep visitors and delivery people safe in your doorway.

4 – Replace worn-out tiles with non-slip options

Replacing your existing tiles is one of the more drastic and costly solutions. Replacing floor tiles may be a wise option if your tiles are old, broken, or you just wish to replace them.

While this is an expensive and time-consuming approach to making your floors safer, the results may be quite amazing. If you choose a high-quality product, you can be sure that your results will be safe forever!

 5 – Use a Traction Enhancing Treatment

If rugs aren’t your style, or you don’t enjoy the extra cleaning that comes with them, or maybe you don’t want to spend a fortune on replacing your floors, you may want to take things a step further and call a professional floor safety expert to offer a solution for your floors.

An anti-slip floor treatment is typically a chemical applied to the surface of your tile. It changes the attributes of your tile, giving it a less slippery surface. There are various treatments available to reduce the slipperiness of your flooring.

Another factor to consider is whether or not the anti-slip treatment will impact the design of your flooring. As it’s modifying the texture of your surface, your flooring may seem less slick and shiny than it does today. DIY products are made to be sold… they rarely offer actual solutions that are long lasting for your floors.

We recommend you consult with a floor safety specialist regarding any surface treatments, coatings or sealers.

“Slippery tiles are dangerous – even more, when they are wet. But don’t despair, we have the solution”

Tile flooring offers numerous benefits, but it can be slippery. Fortunately, there are many solutions for making these floors safer. There are always DIY products available to the public that are made to be sold and not to last. Yes, you’ll have to spend a significant amount of time preparing the surface and applying the solution, and you still won’t be sure that you’re doing it correctly. That is why hiring top-floor safety experts is the best thing you can do.

Walkway Management South Florida provides a professionally applied, anti-slip floor and tile treatment service, using their proven concentrated formula applied by their trained technicians. Their slip-resistant treatments are guaranteed to last for years. Walkway Management South Florida does not sell any products, we sell safety!

If you want to hire or have some questions about your tiled floors, contact us today.