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Grip Tiles for Steps

Grip Tiles for steps Prevent slipping on steps

Nothing is worse than trying to get down your front doorsteps when there is a heavy frost or it has been snowing. They are usually made of concrete so they will be extremely slippery. If they are covered with black ice you may not even see it before you have a nasty fall, perhaps causing you to break an arm or a leg.

Even in rain slips can become extremely slippery, and if you come in from a wet street internal steps can be slippery as well if you are wearing a certain type of shoe, or boot.

So what is the solution?  You can get anti-slip floor tiles that have an abrasive grit surface and a self-adhesive backing. They are hard-wearing and easy to install. Grip Foot make them in black, white or clear, The clear has a slightly abrasive surface and is more suitable for bare feet if you have steps with ceramic tiles going up or down to your bathroom.

Extra glue made be needed if you are installing them outside on front or back doorsteps, because if they work loose they can be as dangerous as an icy step.

You can also get some very attractive patterned non-slip stair tiles in a variety of colours and patterns. They are hard-wearing and can be set into marble, terrazzo, wood, concrete and are ideal for front or back doorsteps. They are specially treated for outdoor conditions and once fitted they will remain flat in all weathers so will not create any hazards,

An alternative to tiles is to use anti-slip tape. This is more for outdoor steps as it comes in red and yellow or black and yellow stripes, but it can be used inside too.

It gives additional grip to smooth surfaces and is suitable for ladders, stairs, front or back doorsteps. It comes in rolls and is hard-wearing and easy to install.

The best alternative to grip tiles is to get an anti-slip step cover that is preformed to fit over your steps. You just supply with width and depth of your steps and it is very easy to fit.

It is suitable for heavily used stairs and offers excellent prevention against slips and falls. It comes with a 50mm highlighted stripe for the edge of the step which is very useful for outdoor steps, especially at night, and the stripe is available in a variety of colours.

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