30 Mar Best Non-Slip Flooring Options
Children and the elderly are more prone to slips and falls than any other age group. The risk increases in areas where spills and moisture are most likely such as bathrooms, kitchens and entryways. Mobility for seniors may also involve canes, walkers or wheelchairs, all of which present specific problems on slippery surfaces. The following are the best non-slip flooring options for a myriad of needs.
Perhaps one of the best non-slip flooring options on the market is luxury vinyl. It’s easy to clean, available in planks similar to hardwood flooring, and available in a multitude of colors, designs, and can mimic the appearance of wood and stone. Luxury vinyl is highly durable and individuals can choose luxury vinyl specifically designed as a non-slip surface.
Ceramic and porcelain tile is traditionally considered slippery. The exception is a specific slip-resistant option that’s certified by the ADA. It’s easy to clean and maintain, but it’s hard and cold to the touch. It’s a choice for those that want the elegance of tile, but individuals need to ensure that their porcelain or ceramic tiles meet the ADA standards for a non-slip surface.
The use of carpeting and a high-quality carpet pad is definitely a non-slip surface and offers a level of protection against an injury if a fall does occur. It’s also warm and comfortable to walk on and absorbs noise.
Made with natural, plant-based materials, linoleum is available that’s created specifically to provide a higher friction level to aid in mitigating slips. The flooring is resistant to stains, spills and is easy to clean. It’s available in interlocking planks similar to hardwood and mimics multiple types of finishes.
There’s a non-slip flooring option to accommodate every need, but individuals need to understand that no flooring is able to completely prevent someone from slipping. Households with children, the elderly will be the primary beneficiaries of a non-slip floor, but the flooring is also advantageous for homes with pets and people of all ages.
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