The floor is an essential part of your home, you need it to walk on. But, it is also part of the décor and helps to create a statement. This is why some homes have inappropriate or even unsafe flooring. However, regardless of what flooring you have, it is possible to slip and seriously injure yourself.
An injury caused by a fall can be life-changing. Although we all like to think it will never happen to us, the truth is it does happen to normal people. That’s why you should consider what floor coatings you currently have and whether they need to be replaced or made safer. It’s easier than you may think to create a non-slip floor.
Epoxy Floor Coatings
You may have heard of epoxy floor coatings, it’s a combination of two compounds, a resin, and a hardener. Once mixed the coating is brushed onto the floor and left to set. It then creates a smooth finish but the epoxy flooring has a natural non-slip quality. It is also impervious to stains and items being dropped onto it.
There are a variety of epoxy coatings available, some are specifically designed for concrete floors, others can be used on wood, stone, and even metal. That means the coating can be applied to a variety of floor types and it can even be added to handrails to help ensure your hand doesn’t slip as you climb the stairs.
Keep It Clean
This remedy is the easiest option for anyone at home. All you have to do is keep the floor clean. By vacuuming daily you’ll be removing all the dust and small pieces of debris. These may seem insignificant but it’s surprising how even a small piece of debris can upset your balance and leave you lying on the floor.
After vacuuming it is always worth mopping the floor to remove the dust. But, remember that wet floors are slippery. It’s best to dry the floor before you start walking on it again.
If you are planning to paint a fall you can help to make it non-slip by adding a pound of sand to a gallon of floor paint. This creates texture in the paint and gives it a non-slip property.
It is similar to the acrylic paints you can purchase which have non-slip properties, but by doing it yourself it is cheaper and can be done at home.
Stairs are some of the biggest issues in any home. If they are tiled or wooden they are likely to be slippery, especially if you just wear socks up and down. Unfortunately, stairs are also one of the worst places to experience a fall.
The good news is you can add carpet or runners to the stairs to give grip, regardless of what you are wearing on your feet. The right carpet can even enhance the décor in your home.
There are plenty of anti-slip products on the market. Between them and the above suggestions, you should find the perfect way to make your floors at home non-slip. Now all you have to do is get the job done.