Ceramic tiles are a popular flooring choice for many homes, but they can be difficult to clean and maintain. One of the most common complaints about ceramic floors is that they become slippery when wet, which poses a safety risk in kitchens and bathrooms. The good news is that there are some very simple solutions to this problem! In this article, we will discuss how you can make your ceramic tile non-slippery so it’s safer for everyone in your home.
How to Make Ceramic Tiles Non-Slippery
Ceramic tiles are not inherently slippery, but when they get wet or dirty with soap and water it can be difficult to keep your footing. Here are some tips for making ceramic tiles less slippery:
Use an Anti-Slip coating Solution to Make Tile Floor Less Slippery
You can make your ceramic tile floor less slippery by applying an anti-slip coating solution to the surface. This will cover up any high or slick spots on the material so that you are not at risk for slipping and falling when walking around on this area in the future.
These solutions include a thin layer of rubber, silicone, or epoxy which is applied directly onto the surface with a roller brush. However, before attempting to do this yourself it’s important to understand what type of materials you need as well as how to apply them properly without making things worse
For example: You may want to use some other tool than a paintbrush if using latex based paints because they have been known to cause issues such as bubbling within the paint.
The most important thing to know before you start is what type of material the anti-slip coating solution should be made from and whether or not it needs to be applied with a roller brush, painting tool, sprayer, etcetera.
If your tile flooring has any irregularities on the surface such as grout lines then the best way to apply this would be by using a roller brush because spraying onto these areas could lead to overspray which will only create another slip hazard in potentially slick areas.
Use Anti-Slip Treads: a Simple Yet Effective Method
Avoid installing any type of tile flooring without anti-slip traction. Anti-slip tiles are available in a variety of textures, from smooth to textured, and can be installed over the existing floor surface or as an extra layer on top.
Make sure that you use either a waterproof additive or sealant when applying this product for more slip resistance.
You may also want to apply it with a grout brush if you’re using ceramic tiling materials instead of porcelain ones.
Cover Your Tile with Non-Slip Rugs
Cover your tile with non-slip rugs. Non-skid, anti-slip carpets are a great way to prevent accidents as well! It’s the little things that can make or break how safe a floor is.
Non skid mats and other safety devices will also help you keep things running smoothly in case of emergencies such as spills, slips, falls–anything that might cause an injury.
Anti slip mats for outside entrances and exits for example would be ideal if there was something slippery on the ground like ice or rainwater.
Putting these mats in high-risk areas like near pools would also be a good idea too just in case someone slipped while exiting from the pool area into another part of your property where there are no mats.
Make Your Bathtub or Shower Slip Resistant Using a Safety Mat
Many people know that ceramic tiles can be slippery when wet. This is especially true for those with mobility issues or limited balance as the tile becomes more slick and smooth to walk on. The solution, of course, is a safety mat in your bathroom!
There are many different types you could purchase at any local hardware store: low-profile mats, textured bathmats, anti-slip grout…the list goes on. So which one should you get?
Here’s what we recommend based off our experience working closely with customers who had this issue.
To reduce slipping risks even further (and because some users may have sensitive skin), look into a rubber floor mat rather than just an anti-slip grout. They’re available in many different colors to match your bathroom décor, and they provide a protective cushion for anyone who falls.
Save time by installing it yourself! We’ve written up an easy-to-follow guide for how you can make this project as quick or slow as you want. It also includes some helpful tips on choosing the best mat for your needs (remember: not all mats are made alike!)
For instance, if you only need a low profile safety mat because of limited mobility issues, then go with something measuring about 12″. If someone is at risk of falling over from any cause, we recommend 24″ x 36″, which will expand out to cover more area around them when they fall so that there’s less slip risk.
Replace Old Tiles with Non-Slip Ones
If old tiles are slippery, it is recommended to replace them with new ones.
The old tiles can be replaced by either a complete floor or just a few of them, depending on the size and location of the bad area.
It might seem like an expensive undertaking but there are ways for homeowners to save money during this process:
Find deals when shopping online – many large home improvement stores offer discounts in their sales sections as well as free shipping offers. If you prefer brick and mortar shops, keep your eye out for coupons that will help reduce costs even more.
Shop at secondhand stores – these are often stocked with high quality items from people who no longer need them because they have moved into smaller homes or changed decor tastes entirely.
More Tips and Tricks:
Lay down a non slip mat or rug to cover up the slippery flooring. This is especially helpful in case of spills that might occur on tiles, for example if you spill your coffee mug while walking across the room to get some breakfast cereal from the cupboard.
You don’t want to spill any more liquid as well, so do what you can by covering it with a pile of towels before moving anything else around!
If there is nothing available but carpet at least put something under one foot when taking another step forward–such as placing an old sock or folded paper towel under one shoe heel (since this will not be enough protection against slips).
Hope that’s helpful! Let me know if there are other questions about making ceramic tiles floor non-slippery: tips and tricks I can answer for you below in comments 🙂