How to make tile floor less slippery

How to make tile floor less slippery. If you are bothered by a slippery floor, try our simple method to reduce the floor slipperiness.

In case you are searching for an efficient, safe, and effective method, you are at the right place. We have brought a list that suits every household.

Follow each method, select the best one that suits your floor, budget, and intends to troubleshoot the floor issues.

How to make tile floor less slippery

The methods are easy to install, but most are permanent solutions to avoid floor slipperiness. 

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Foam Flooring 

If you need to avoid slippery floors, install Foam in tiled rooms like home gyms, playrooms, mudrooms, and your garage.

Features 

  • Available in different colors, patterns, and sizes
  • 12×12 inches
  • 18×18 inches
  • 24×24 inches. 
  • Levels of thickness vary from a half-inch- two inches.

Pros and cons 

  • Easy
  • Cheap
  • Less time in installation
  • Durable
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • The cone to this method is that foams change the overall look of a room after being installed. 

Installation site

  • dining rooms
  • living rooms
  • kitchens
  • bathrooms.

Installing foam-floorings will add non-slip traction to the slippery tile floors.  

These setups are available on Different online marketplaces in various colors, brands, and thicknesses.

Grab the one that suits the place for avoiding slipperiness and adding grace to the interior.

Anti-Slip Solution

Available brands

  • InvisaTread 
  • Liquid Traction. 
  • Stone Grip

Application site 

The anti-slip agent is usually applied to ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, and stone floors to make them less slippery.

Principle of working

The increased traction is due to the formation of micro threads on the floor surface that reduces slipperiness.

Safety 

Gloves, goggles, mask, and other safety gadgets as per need

Pros and cons 

  • Highly resistant 
  • easy to use
  • No change in the appearance of the floor
  • Less time consuming 
  • Long-lasting

Procedure 

  1. Follow instructions on the bottle package.
  2. Clean the floor with a neutral ph cleaner.
  3. Prepare a neutralizer by adding water and baking soda to a small tank. Start by applying a small amount of Stone Grip to the floor surface. Check the slipperiness after each 30 sec.
  4. Now wash the floor with a neutralizer. 

Installation time 30-40 min

Time duration 

 Anti-slip lasts for about 4-8 years.

Anti-Slip Treadsanti slip treads

Application site 

Indoor smooth surfaces 

bathroom ceramic tiles 

stairs

Pros and cons 

  • Inexpensive
  • Simple method
  • Cause no damage to the original surface
  • Removable
  • Some of the threads may be of poor quality, so be sure to purchase a high-quality
  • Not as durable 
  • Slightly change the appearance 
  • Leave a sticky residue 

Features 

Available in transparent and black colors

Applicable on wood, plastic, metal, and any hard surface. 

Procedure

  1. Clean the floor 
  2. Let it dry.
  3. Remove the thread like a sticker.
  4. Paste it on the slippery floor. Firmly press is after pasting. 

Non-Slip Rugsnon slip rugs

Placing a non-slip rug on the floor can reduce slipperiness.

Install non-slip rugs with non-slip backing to ensure safety.

Pros 

  • Quickest 
  • Easiest method 
  • Least amount of effort.

Cones 

  • Limited coverage 

Installation site

  • Floor near sinks
  • Entryways
  • Hallways
  • Bottom of stairs
  • Large open rooms.

Rugs are available in different shapes and sizes. Customize it according to your needs.  Use of rugs with the anti-slip solution can cover more area to avoid slipperiness.

Non Slip Tilesnon slip tiles

Replace the old and damaged tiles by installing non-slip tiles.

Pros and cons

  • Expensive 
  • Time-consuming 
  • Long lasting 

Conclusion

Many methods are available to reduce tiles’ slipperiness, including the main ones discussed above. If you opt for floor renovation, you can also install anti-slip tiles. The permanent solution to avoid issues later.

Carefully go through each method’s pros and cons to select the one that is handy for your task.

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