How to Get Rid of Slippery Floors
Danger is present anywhere around slippery floors. It is a nightmare which is not only embarrassing to fall on a slippery floor but can cause serious injury, disability or death. The issue of liability surrounding this topic is a debatable one and many a company were charged for large medical bills by customers who fell on their slippery floors. Deceitful property developers often use the wrong kind of tile in order to save costs, leaving the body corporate with endless sleepless nights, especially in the rainy season.
How do we deal with a slippery floor? It is probably to rip out the existing floor and replace it with a non-slip surface. But this can be an incredibly expensive exercise. However there are other more cost-effective solutions available.
Increase its slip resistance
Create an “invisible tread” on floors. It significantly increases the co-efficient of friction and reduces the problem of dangerous when wet surfaces. Slip resistance is more effective on wetter floor.
Grit and Vinyl Safety Tapes
You can also use grit and vinyl safety tapes to treat slippery floors. These are strong floor safety tapes much like sandpaper that is held to the slippery surfaces, and is a very popular option for stairs.
You have to clean your floor so it can have a better slip resistance. Have a floor cleaned and degreased by a professional tile cleaning company, before applying any slip resistance treatment. Try also to find a company and supplier with best products to avoid future costs.
Sand glossy area
Sand the glossy area of flooring, if it is wood. Do this lightly to prevent any serious damage; the small scratches will create fraction that makes walking through much easier. If you’re unsure of how to complete this process, it’s best to consult with the professionals. What most will find is that if you sand improperly, it can do a lot of damage.
Use acrylic friction paint
Using acrylic friction paint can also prevent being slipped in a slippery floor. This type of paint includes grains of sand to provide traction. However, this is a short-term solution, since the paint will wear out quickly in frequently used areas.
You can also add double-sided carpet tape underneath of the four corners of a rug and lock it to the floor in the slippery area. A rug that doesn’t move will provide the needed traction over the slippery spot.