Safety in the Bathroom: Anti-slip Solutions for Bathtubs and Showers
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A combination of sleek surfaces, water and soap makes your bathroom one of the slipperiest spaces in your home. To avoid dangerous slips and falls, it's important to invest in anti-slip solutions designed for bathtubs and showers. Let's take a look at some of the most effective solutions to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Solutions to enhance your bathroom’s surface traction
- Complete bathtub and shower replacement
If you feel that your bathroom needs a complete makeover, it may be time to replace your old bathtub or shower. By doing this, you can invest in a tub or surface that features enhanced slip resistance. However, it is important to keep in mind that no bathroom surface is completely slip resistant and you may need to invest in an additional anti-slip coating for bathtub or shower surfaces. As a result, your bathroom makeover can be a costly solution to improve slipperiness.
- Adding non-slip tape
Non-slip tapes are designed with a rough surface that helps to improve traction. They can be used to lay along the surface of your tub or shower to help prevent the base from becoming too slippery. While this is an easy and affordable solution, keep in mind that these tapes wear away over time, so you may need to replace them often.
- Installing rubber floor mats
This is one of the easiest solutions to adding slip resistance to your bathroom surfaces. Rubber has natural anti-slip properties that help to enhance traction. The downside of using these mats is that they can shift around. They can also become a tripping hazard if they absorb too much water or bunch up.
- Using an anti-slip spray
Another quick and easy solution to enhance traction in the bathroom is investing in an anti-slip spray for fiberglass and acrylic bathtubs and showers. SlipDoctors' anti-slip spray is an epoxy aerosol that creates a hard, textured finish on surfaces. It is very easy to apply and offers long-lasting protection.
- Investing in a non-slip coating
One of the most effective solutions to reduce slipperiness in the bathroom is to buy a non-slip coating or treatment. SlipDcotors recommends the following products:
- The SlipDoctors Bathtub and Shower Treatment Kit
This kit is perfect for treating porcelain or ceramic tubs and showers. It is very quick and easy to apply. The Kit is specially designed to interact with the minerals in ceramic or porcelain surfaces to improve surface traction.
A review of the kit:
No more rubber shower mats
I wanted to get rid of the old rubber mat in the shower so I searched online and found SlipDoctors. I read about their products and ordered the Bathtub Kit. When it arrived I read the instructions and was a bit concerned when it said once applied to keep it wet for the 4 to 8 minutes, to not let it dry. Was not sure how to keep it wet during that process but went ahead anyhow. It was not a problem, all I had to do was to just not let it stand for any period of time. Once I was done with the procedure, which just took 10 minutes, I rinsed it off and let it dry. The next morning when I took my shower I could not believe how great this product was - no slipping of any kind. I don't know how it works but it does and I highly recommend it to anyone with the same slippery problem.
- Anti-Slip Bathtub and Shower Coating - Tub Grip
This product is the perfect non-slip solution for shower floor and tub surfaces. It is a non-yellowing, water-based epoxy coating designed to provide anti-slip protection on acrylic and slippery fiberglass surfaces.
A review of Tub Grip:
A great solution!
Our acrylic tub had a ‘pebbled’ finish that suction cup mats would not stick to. The pebble like design was supposed to prevents slips but did not. Dr Slip’s liquid was easy to apply and made our tub much safer!
Enhance your bathroom's safety
If you're ready to improve the traction of your bathroom surfaces, talk to the team at SlipDoctors. We will help you find the perfect product to treat your bathtub and shower.