Anti-slip tile coatings can be useful in a home, but lots of people stay away from them because historically, they’ve been quite ugly and functional. Nowadays, some options are functional and aesthetically pleasing – and some ideal options.
A fall on the floor or the staircase can force you to go for a prolonged rest which eventually prevents you from carrying on your routine activities. In other words, the slippery floor can cause physical as well as financial harm. To eliminate such possibilities, civil engineers use diverse techniques to give residents anti-slip tile flooring. While some engineers think that installing specially designed anti-slip tiles is effective in increasing the resistance level of the floor, others think that monitoring the entire flooring process is a more comprehensive and beneficial way of reducing the possibility of slip and fall.
Using Coarse aggregates
If you are interested in the inherent resistance power of a floor, the task of creating such an anti-slip floor coating begins from the stage of rolling down the floor. At the stage of applying the primer coat, you should use a reasonable amount of aggregates. The amount of the aggregates to be included will depend on the resistivity level you want. Adding these aggregates will increase the friction, which is indirectly proportional to the chances of fall. The most widely used additives consist of a mixture of granite and bauxite. But marble aggregates can also be used in the coating if you are concerned about a little ornamentation of the floor.
Using quartz sealer
At the level of sealing the aggregate layer, you can use quartz aggregates. The quartz on the floor will radically improve the friction rate. But while applying this anti-slip floor coating technique, one must be thoroughly careful about the evenness of the floor. After applying the sealer rich in quartz aggregates, the levelling should be done properly to ensure that the underlying granite layer is effectively concealed and quartz particles do not stick out of the floor. However, for better anti-slip floor coating, you can use larger quartz aggregates available in the market.
Another way of creating anti-slip floor coating is to create small engraved textures on the floors. These textures will help in increasing the grip of the floor. One can also choose smaller pieces of tiles. Using small tiles means the seams will be closer, and they will increase the friction level when someone treads on the floor.
Finally, Epoxy or pleurae are commonly used for anti-slip floor coating, but when the floor is wet; these very elements become the cause of losing balance and subsequent falls. This must be the reason why the floor should be kept clean always. However, with the progress of time, which causes the wearing away of the floor, the coefficient of friction (COF) gets reduced. To avoid this, you can broadcast stone aggregates while creating the Epoxy floor. This will provide long term benefits.