Floor surfaces of all types can be slippery, especially when wet. Whether your slippery surface is porcelain tile, slate, wood, bathtubs, stairs, ramps, boat decks, fibreglass or vinyl, we have just the right product! We are here to help!
Locker rooms are high traffic areas where the opportunities for liquid spills are everywhere. Whether it is someone dripping water walking from the shower, an overflowing sink, or a spilled drink; locker rooms can be a high risk environment for slips and falls. Some common flooring surfaces found in locker rooms are tile, concrete and vinyl. It is very important that locker room floors are durable and water resistant due to its high traffic and contact with liquids. These characteristics are necessary to ensure a long lasting and easy to clean floor surface. However, water resistant does not mean slip resistant. While the water won’t absorb into the floor it will sit on the surface leaving puddles. It is very important to make sure your locker room floors have the highest possible traction to ensure the safety of everyone who uses the room.
Pools are a great place to have fun but they can also be very dangerous if you have slippery pool tiles. Pool tiles are available in a variety of colours, shapes and styles. Some frequently used tiles are mosaic, glass and porcelain. They are functional and aesthetically pleasing. Most people are surprised to learn that the most likely place for a pool-related accident is not in the water; it’s around the pool. Bare feet, slick tiles and water create a dangerous combination that can result in horrific injuries. Obviously, wet tiles do not provide the same traction as dry tiles. When someone around the pool walks across the tiles and suddenly steps on a wet spot, it’s usually too late to prevent the accident. It is important minimise the risk for these accidents by making your pool tiles less slippery.
Bleachers are used in a variety of situations and environments from athletic events to school pictures. Now due to this high traffic it is common for people to track all kinds of substances onto their bleachers with their feet. Anyone who has ever watched an athletic event from the bleachers knows food and drinks are spilled on the bleachers regularly. If the bleachers are outdoors weather is also a big factor on the traction of the bleachers. Watching a football game in the rain is significantly less fun when your touchdown celebration (i.e jumping up and down on the bleachers) leads to a hospital visit. Even taking school pictures can be a dangerous experience when the whole class is crammed onto the bleachers. If one person slips, that person can knock down a number of other people on the way down. It is very important to treat bleachers with a non-slip solution to keep the risk of slips and falls as low as possible.
Occasionally, kitchen floor tiles are going to come in contact with liquid spills. For this reason, it is very important to examine the slipperiness of your tile choice. The durability and water resistance of porcelain and ceramic tiles make them common choices for heavy traffic areas like the kitchen. Slate and Granite tiles are also common choices for the kitchen due to their durability. Many kitchen tiles are polished or glazed which makes slipping an even greater risk. Please make your kitchen safer and treat your kitchen tiles to make them less slippery.
The laundry room is always a precarious setting for slips and falls. It is important to make sure that your flooring surface is durable, water resistant and easy to clean. Linoleum, tile, vinyl, and stained concrete are some popular flooring choices for the laundry room. From spilled detergent to a leaky washer, a liquid spill in the laundry room is quite common. The laundry room can also be a very congested area (especially on laundry days) and tripping over a pile of dirty clothes (ex: wet towel) is not an impossibility. It is very important to treat your laundry room to increase the traction on your floor and reduce the risk of slips and falls.
Patio tiles offer a durable covering to protect your patio and increase its visual appeal. While tile is more expensive to install than wood it is also a more durable option for your patio. There are many different options for patio tile however, ceramic and stone tiles are the more popular options. The outdoor elements present the most challenges for an outdoor flooring tile. This is a high traffic area that left untreated can be dangerously slippery when it comes in contact with rain, ice or even a spilled drink. Increase the traction on your patio tiles and create a safer environment by treating them with a non-slip solution.
Due to the high foot traffic, tiles used in the entry and exit flooring of a building are very important. The greatest challenge for this area is what people bring with them from the outdoors. We see it happen all the time, someone runs in from the rain soaking wet leaving behind a big mess. That water drips all over the floor and creates a serious risk for slips and falls. There are so many different elements that are left behind on entryway tiles creating a slippery surface. From leaking grocery bags to muddy shoes entryway tiles are at risk for being dangerously slippery. It is important to increase the traction on your entryway tiles to reduce this risk and make this area safer for everyone.
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 250,000 people above the age of 15 are injured yearly in the bathroom. Obviously the combination of water and the slick, hard surface of the tile make the bathroom a risky place for injuries/deaths from slipping. Please make sure to stay safe and treat your bathroom tiles to make this area less slippery.
Most people have slipped on stairs at least once in their lifetime and it is not a pleasant experience. Stairs create a slip and fall risk for a number of reasons, and falls down stairs are often more severe. The second highest cause of deaths in the US is slip and fall accidents. While stairs outdoors have to deal with adverse weather conditions, stairs indoors can become slippery as well. It can be as simple as someone running late to work and spilling their coffee running up the stairs or water tracked in from outside on a rainy day. Places of employment can have an increased risk because the soles of most dress shoes are very smooth. Sadly injuries resulting from wet stairs occur daily and are sometimes fatal. Regardless of the location, or surface of the stairs, it is extremely important to treat stairs with a slip resistant product to reduce the high risk of injuries for these potentially fatal accidents.
Every year more than 1 million guests and 3 million restaurant employees are injured by slipping and falling. These injuries result in at least two billion dollars a year spent for these injuries that affect dining patrons and employee worker compensations costs. Workers are hurrying to get orders out promptly, and this rushing around can result in accidents. These accidents can range from some spilled food to broken bones. It should be a priority to prevent slips in falls from happening in your commercial kitchen. You want to make sure your workers are safe and protected at all times, and you need to make sure you’re protected legally. Restaurant floors pose more of a challenge than your average residential floor for a variety of reasons. There is very high traffic, large number of spills, and grease. Grease ends up on the floor and can be a nightmare to clean up and create a very hazardous environment for slips and falls. This is not only a problem in the kitchen because employees can track the grease around the entire establishment unknowingly on their shoes. It is imperative to pay very close attention to floor maintenance. Treating restaurant floors with slip resistant products are necessary to lower these injury numbers and keep your establishment safe for business.
Ramps are found almost everywhere. They are usually required in many public areas. Often they are made from steel, wood, or even concrete. Now you can paint a high traction coating of any colour. Used in large school districts, hotels, casinos, and restaurants.
Wooden ramps tend to require a little more maintenance than some of the alternative surfaces. Boards may need replacement, repainting or resealing to be protected from the elements. However, even ramps complying with the guidelines are dangerous if they are slippery. The incline, high traffic and susceptibility for contact with liquids, create a serious safety concern. So taking all of these risks into consideration it is extremely important to create as much traction as possible on these wooden ramps to prevent these slip and fall accidents.
The durability of steel makes it an ideal floor surface for many industrial settings, but steel floors can become very slippery. The high traffic, use of heavy machinery and liquid spills are a serious safely concern with steel floors. According to Bureau of Labour statistics, slip/fall injuries result in 104 million lost workdays per year. These preventable accidents can be very expensive for employers. Make your steel surface anti-slip to reduce the risk for these accidents.