How To Prevent Slippery Floor Tiles Especially On Wet Areas ( Bathroom, Toilet, Shower, Kitchen ) – Anti-Slip Floor Solutions For HDB, Private Residential Home, Commercial & Industrial In Singapore.
Importance of Slippery Flooring Prevention
Slip and fall prevention is essential on wet slippery tiles. How to prevent slippery flooring is important to greatly reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents. Because slip and fall can cause from minor injuries to serious fractures, broken bones and death.
Victims may face physical pain, brain trauma, mental stress, financial loss who need a longer period of recovery time.
Especially for elderly and seniors citizens group. They normally require more recovery time and physiotherapy treatment due to their declining age and pre-existing medical conditions.
And most of the time, they are not able to regain to their previous mobility status. Therefore, losing self-confidence, lack of social activity and low self-esteem. As a result, adding more stress, emotionally and mental burden for the family.
Slip and fall accidents may occur anytime and anywhere. Especially wet bathrooms flooring, toilets, showers and kitchens tiles.
Let’s take a look at tips, solutions and home remedies for slippery floors.
How To Prevent Slippery Flooring
1. Keep the tiles clean and free of clusters.
Always keep the flooring clean from dirt, stains, oil, grime, algae, bath and soap elements. Vacuum, sweep, mop the floor often. Brush and scrub frequently especially for wet areas like bathroom, toilet, shower and bathtub which is highly prone to slip and fall due to wet and soapy conditions, Dirty tiles can make the flooring more slippery.
2. Install more grips bars.
Ensure more grips bars on the walls and beside toilet bowl. So that, we can hold on something while walking and getting up to prevent a serious fall.
3. Use the right floor cleaner.
It is highly recommended to use floor cleaner that are designed for degreaser effect. Take note of any slippery ingredients that may be inside floor cleaner that will make the floor more slippery in a long run.
4. Keep the flooring dry at all times.
Always keep the floor as dry as possible. You can use a wet and dry vacuum, floor scraper, cloth or rug. So that the flooring dry faster.
5. Slip resistance flooring.
Slip resistance flooring are normally use on areas that are normally wet. Especially on slope, ramp, stairs, bathroom, toilet, shower, kitchen and outdoor areas. Anti-slip tiles comes with slip resistance rating R9-R13.
It’s highly recommended to consider the floor texture for better ease of future maintenance from trapping contaminants, dirts, stains, bath and soap elements.
6. Wear a non-slippery footwear.
Non-slip footwear or shoes are good to have a better grip especially when the flooring is wet.
7. Use of Anti-slip floor mat.
Anti-slip floor mat and rug are normally placed at dry areas to keep your feet dry especially at entrance and exit of wet outdoor premises, kitchen, bathrooms and toilets.
8. Anti-Slip Coating For Slippery Tiles.
YHH provide best nano anti-slip floor treatment for all private, HDB, residential, commercial and industrial, public premises in Singapore.
The non-slip solution for tiles is a nano clear solution technology which have an important component.
It acts as disinfectant and deep cleansing agent to reduce and remove the bacteria, dirt, oil, grime, grease, stains, bath and soap residue accumulation upon completion.
Nano anti-slip treatment is the most effective and long lasting solution which effectively works on soapy and wet flooring.
It is easier to maintain for hard brushing and scrubbing because it do not physically change the texture of the tiles.
This is not a acid etching chemical which need to leave on for 10 mins or more. Instant amazing effect with wide range of nano non-slip products specially designed for different tiles to strike a balance between appearance and slip resistance rating.
Moreover, it can be reapplied again over time without incurring future defects cost due to peeling off and removal.
Other types of clear anti-slip floor coating include anti-slip spray for wood, laminate, vinyl, epoxy floor paint, fiberglass, acrylic, metal, steel, etc.
Do something now to get rid the root issues of slippery tiles before slips and falls happen. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, young kids, toddlers, pregnant wife, elderly and seniors at home.
Slippery Flooring News & Updates
SINGAPORE – Aljunied MP Low Thia Khiang, 63, former secretary-general of the Workers’ Party (WP), is currently in the intensive care unit of a hospital, after suffering a head injury from a fall at home on Thursday (April 30).
The party said in a media statement on Sunday (May 3) that he is conscious and is currently being monitored.
“He is being monitored in the Intensive Care Unit. Mr Low is conscious. Mr Low’s family has requested for privacy so he can focus on his recuperation.”
She was showering her five-year-old daughter on a recent Saturday (May 15), when she slipped while trying to get out of the bathtub.
The fall left her in pain for about five days before she was able to go for a short walk.
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