do you need anti-slip additive in your epoxy floor?

If you are planning to get a new epoxy floor and you've been asked if you need your floor to be slip resistant, you might wonder if you really need it. The truth is that adding anti-slip additive to the final coat of your new floor depends on where the floor is and how it will be used. Below we've listed few things to help you decide if you need a non-slippery epoxy floor.

High traffic areas

If you are using epoxy flooring for areas where you will expect high foot traffic, it is best to consider an anti-slip epoxy floor. This will ensure the safety of the people walking on the floor and it will prevent slip and fall incidents.

Spills and incidents

When fully cured epoxy has a smooth surface. What happens to all smooth surface when they are wet is that they become slippery. If you are planning to install epoxy flooring in areas that get regular spills or deal with liquids such as mechanic repair shops, public changing rooms and locker rooms, manufacturing facilities and more, it is best to install a non-slip epoxy floor. You will also need to consider how equipment will be used on the floor and if there are chances of sliding, falling or shifting if the floor is smooth.

Outdoor areas

Outdoor concrete, can be slippery in icy or wet conditions caused by precipitation. If you live in an area where you get a lot of rain, snow and ice, you might want to consider if your epoxy can benefit from having an anti-slip agent. Having slip resistant outdoor flooring will provided an added traction when the floor is slippery or icy.

In general anti-slip additives can increase the floor safety and prevent unnecessary slip and fall incidents. Commercial and industrial properties can greatly benefit from slip-resistant epoxy floors. Residential outdoor areas can also benefit from non-slip epoxy floors and increase the safety of your family.

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