How to Make Tile Non-Slip

Written by meg butler | 13/05/2017
How to Make Tile Non-Slip
Make your tile safer to tread with non-slip coating. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Slippery tile is a safety hazard. Mats can be helpful, but they only provide protection over a limited area. To make your tile safer to tread, you must make the entire surface non-slip. There are several products available on the market that will cover your tile floor with a non-slip coating. These coatings can be found online or at many home and garden centres. They go on easily with a mop or spray bottle then bind with the surface of the floor, increasing traction.

Mix a solution of trisodiumphosphate (TSP) powder and water according to the manufacturer's instructions. Then use the solution and a scrub brush to scrub the floor clean of oil and dirt that could prevent the non-slip product from adhering to the tile floor. Follow with a plain water mop. Finally, towel or air dry.

Spray or mop on the non-slip product according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Leave the product in place for the manufacturer-recommended amount of time, usually five to 10 minutes.

Mop the product up with plain water or the neutralising solution recommended by the manufacturer.

Empty the mop bucket, then mop a second time with plain water.

Things you need

  • Non-slip tile coating
  • Mop
  • Bucket
  • Trisodiumphosphate (TSP)

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