Remodeling Your Bathroom to Make it Slip Proof – Home Remodeling
A bathroom remodel is not complete without carefully considering the flooring and the shower base options for optimum functionality and safety. Without a doubt, slips and falls are the number one cause of injuries in the home and most if not all of them happen in the bathroom. Here are three options to achieve a slip resistant bathroom for your home as recommended by your the home remodeling experts at Milano Dezign of Ellicot City Maryland.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring products come with thicker dimensions and have improved textures in order to prevent slippage by adding more traction. They are available in different patterns that look like marble, travertine and other stone surfaces. They can be set using grout or without it. They can also come in planks that resemble wood but without the warping and staining.
Luxury vinyl flooring is also very forgiving when it comes to stuff that is dropped on the floor. They are quite easy to install and maintain as all you need is a mop and a cleaner that is formulated for vinyl and you’re good to go.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Floors
In the tile world, there are several scales that are used for the purpose of measuring the resistance of porcelain and ceramic floor tiles. Mostly, heavy textured floor tiles are generally more slip resistant while smaller tiles due to grout lines tend to have also better anti-slip qualities.
When it comes to tiles it may be best to stock up on a few extra ones just in case you need to replace some as some of these may already have been discontinued.
Mosaic Floor Tiles
These tiles are normally used on the floor of shower stalls because of its excellent traction qualities. These areas are commonly wet surfaces and very slippery so it is essential that tiles with high anti-slip qualities are used. See this video for examples.
The options include custom tile, custom fabricated or standard manufactured shower bases. Each of these have their own anti-slip qualities. For example, custom tile shower bases are built in place in order to fit the space. Slip resistant tile is then used for the shower flooring. Custom fabricated ones may be cast to order. They are usually made form onyx. Standard manufactured shower bases include onyx, fiberglass and cultured marble and acrylic and come in a range of different designs and colors.
Talk to a home remodeling expert today to know more about your options for a slip free bathroom.