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What’s so important about slip-resistance?

Updated: Jul 5

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Before we can answer why slip-resistance is crucial, we need to understand what slip-resistance is. Slip-resistance refers to the relative force that resists the tendency of the shoe or foot to slide along the walkway surface. It is a critical factor to consider when choosing flooring options because a slip-resistant floor can mean the difference between safety and injury.

Why is slip-resistance so important? Let's consider a scenario:

Imagine Sarah and Johnny, two energetic kids, running around the pool while their parents shout for them to stop. They’re playing a game of tag, and the loser has to jump into the pool. Sarah, who is 10 years old, turns a corner and slips. On a flooring option without any slip resistance, instead of just scraping her knee or landing on her rear, she falls hard onto her back and hits her head. Johnny stops in horror. This unfortunate situation could have been entirely avoided if slip-resistance had been a priority during the flooring selection process.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury each year, and over 17,000 individuals die as a result of these accidents. Slip-resistance is essential for keeping you and your loved ones safe, especially in areas prone to moisture. In Central Florida, where heavy rainfall and moisture buildup are common, 9 out of 10 surfaces can become slick and hazardous. (Click here to learn more about moisture issues)

At Tru-Grit Epoxy Flooring, we prioritize slip-resistance in all our systems. Our Tru-Flake Systems incorporate chips that create a textured surface, maximizing slip resistance. For added safety, we offer a polycarbonate additive that further enhances the slip-resistant properties of your flooring, ensuring the utmost safety for you and your loved ones.

To learn more about our slip-resistant flooring options and how we can help you create a safer environment, contact Tru-Grit Epoxy Flooring today!


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