Make a splash with slip-resistant flooring
Often, when people think of slip-resistant tiles, they think of public swimming pools. Possibly not the most glamourous image, but definitely one that can be banished from your mind thanks to the many beautiful finishes that are now available. Here’s why they can make a great addition in your bathroom or kitchen.
Trust Copper 600x600mm floor tile - £47m2
They’re extremely hardwearing
Slip-resistant tiles are great for areas that see a lot of use, such as kitchens, bathrooms and hallways. Made from porcelain, they may sound delicate, but they are actually extremely durable. Finer particles fired at higher temperatures create a less porous surface that’s easier to keep clean compared to standard ceramic tiles. Paired with the right kind of grout and they’re very hygienic too.
Get a wood effect floor for a snip of the price
If you’ve always fancied a solid wood floor, but not the price tag, slip-resistant wood effect tiles offer a more affordable option and look uncannily like the real deal. These tiles also give you the option to bring wood into spaces where it wouldn’t usually be suitable, such as bathrooms, creating a softer, more natural feel. You won’t have to worry about scratches on your beautiful new floor either as tiles are extremely hardy. They can mimic all sorts of other flooring types very convincingly too. Get in touch for our full range.
Arbor grey 185x1500mm £60m2
It’s the safer option
Every year, slips in the bathroom are one of the biggest causes of injury amongst all age groups. Water, shampoo and smooth tiles just don’t mix well. Greasy spills and splashes happen a lot in the kitchen too. Catch a stray droplet at the wrong angle and we all know what can happen. A lightly textured, matt finish can help you feel safe and makes it much harder to lose purchase.
No harder to clean than standard tiles
We wish there was an option for a completely self-cleaning floor (!) but all flooring needs some care and attention to keep surfaces fresh and hygienic. However, there is a misconception that slip-resistant tiles gather more dirt because of their matt surface. With the right cleaning, washing your tiled floor need be no more taxing than with any other surface.
Indeed, the textured surface of slip-resistant tiles makes them more forgiving than their smoother counterparts, which can be a nightmare to keep clear of dried water marks.
Bravestone Grey 600x300mm - £40m2
There are different levels of slip-resistance
It’s a misconception that slip-resistant tiles feel like sandpaper underfoot. There are so many different types and levels available and our experts have made sure to choose ones that balance the clever texture with a pleasing feel.
Slip resistance is measured using the PTV (Pendulum Test Value) scale, which is the approved test by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It very simply and effectively mimics the action of a foot (in shoes and barefoot) walking over a floor. All our tiles are at least 36 PTV, which is the rating considered as excellent for slip resistance and ideal for floors likely to be covered with water, like a wet room.
Beautiful vinyl floors
Some people prefer the feel of slip-resistant vinyl underfoot. We provide a range of stylish vinyls that don’t look like they've been designed for a hospital.
Aqua slip-resistant vinyl £24m2
Our slip-resistant flooring comes in a huge range of finishes from wood-effect to natural stone and vinyl. If you’re considering your flooring options and you’d like some advice or some samples to try, get in touch with our experts for a free design consultation.