Anti-Slip For Baths and Showers

We have two different products to solve the problem of slippery baths and shower trays, depending upon the type of bath or shower you have.



FOR PORCELAIN AND STEEL-ENAMELLED BATHS AND SHOWER TRAYS

An invisible chemical treatment that is simply applied in 3 minutes and renders your bath or shower slip resistant for years! 

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FOR ALL OTHER TYPES OF BATH OR SHOWER TRAY

 Includes baths and shower trays made from acrylic (“plastic”) and resin-based compounds. A visible, hardwearing, finely textured coating, which is applied in a convenient aerosol format to make your bath or shower safe.

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Are there any other alternatives?

 RUBBER BATH/SHOWER MATS OR HARDWOOD GRILLES

Have the advantage of being visibly reassuring, however can look unsightly. Very difficult to keep clean and hygienic; can easily harbour invisible and dangerous bacteria and fungal growth, especially in the warm and humid conditions of the bathroom, and for this reason are being outlawed by the NHS in the UK. A number of NHS Trusts are now employing our products as being beneficial to infection control procedures. Some customers have also commented that rubber bath mats sometimes fail to stick properly to the base of the bath, creating a slip hazard in themselves!

 ANTI-SLIP STICKERS

These self-adhesive stickers (usually clear/translucent circles, or sometimes sold in decorative colours and shapes) have a textured surface and are inexpensive and easy to apply and effective in use. However they can rapidly start lifting around the edges, which then begin to crack,peel away, and harbour grime, and the result can appear very unsightly, as well as being difficult to clean. Replacement can be laborious as it is often difficult to remove the remnants of the adhesive.


TIPS TO KEEP YOUR BATH OR SHOWER SLIP-SAFE


As well as employing the most suitable anti-slip product for your needs, there are a number of measures you can take to help to keep it slip-resistant and safe:

  1. Rinse away thoroughly any spills of shower gel, bath crème, hair shampoo and conditioners etc – under foot these can be very slippery.
  2. Keep your bath or shower squeaky clean. Body oils and certain bath products containing oils can leave an invisible but deadly film of grease on the surface when the water has drained. This gets worse the more frequently the bath is used without cleaning.
  3. Use ONLY cleaning products which are specially made for cleaning baths and showers, and if the product needs diluting, do not exceed the required concentration. NEVER be tempted to use household bleach or washing-up liquid to clean baths or showers, as these very alkaline and slippery products cling to the surface and are very difficult to rinse away completely (if you have ever put your finger into a solution of bleach, just remember how much rinsing it takes to stop your finger feeling slippery). If you want to use bleach to keep your drains fresh, by all means do so, but make sure it only goes down the drain. Rinse all surfaces very throroughly with clean water after using cleaning products.
  4. Install hand-grips at suitable heights on walls, both for showering and to assist in getting in and out of baths. Especially important where there are elderly, disabled or infirm users.
  5. When washing or showering feet, rinse soles of feet very carefully to ensure free of soap deposits before standing.

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