Slipping in the shower is a common accident that happens in many homes. The reason for this is because glass-tiled showers become incredibly slippery when wet conditions combined with soap are present. To avoid slip-and-fall accidents, you have to find an effective solution to increase the traction in your shower, while keeping the surface comfortable for bare feet.
How to increase traction for an anti-slip shower
We want our bathrooms to be tranquil spaces where we can unwind and relax after a long day. Therefore, we often install finishes that create a spa-like atmosphere. Glass tiles are a popular option because of its aesthetic appearance. But unfortunately, these types of tiles are known for their slipperiness.
Some of the most popular methods to increase traction to achieve an anti-slip shower include:
- Using adhesive grips
Adhesive grips are strips of tape that can be stuck to glass tiles. They are easy to apply and comfortable to stand or walk on. However, these strips usually do not cover the entire surface and can still lead to slips. Some strips can also peel off over time, so you have to replace them often.
- Installing floor grip mats
These mats are typically made from rubber, vinyl or plastic, and is easy to install. But there are certain considerations to keep in mind. Floor grip mats present uneven surfaces that can be tripped on. When you have such a mat in your shower, it can also make the space look aesthetically undesirable.
- Using anti-slip sprays
Non-slip sprays are designed to create a high-traction layer on bathroom surfaces. SlipDoctors recommend clear Anti-Slip Spray for Fiberglass and Acrylic. This anti-slip shower spray is effective for use on fiberglass, acrylic and tiles. It is an epoxy aerosol that provides a hard, textured finish that helps to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. It is barefoot-friendly and the perfect shower floor tiles non-slip solution to treat small or irregularly shaped surfaces where increased traction is needed.
- Using bathtub kits
A bathtub kit is a great product for both bathtubs and shower surfaces. SlipDoctors' Bathtub Kit Anti-Slip for Porcelain & Ceramic is easy to apply and after just one simple treatment, your shower and bathtub will be slip-resistant. This anti-slip for shower tile solution is specially formulated to interact with the minerals in porcelain and ceramic surfaces to increase surface traction.
Effectively increase the traction of your shower surface
If you're unsure about which solution is right for you, contact the expert team at SlipDoctors. We will help you to evaluate your unique situation and advise on the right product for you.