Non Slip Flooring For Bathrooms
The hazards of slips and falls cannot be denied, especially with regard to small children, the elderly and those with physical and cognitive disabilities. Bathrooms, both on a commercial and residential scale can present a significant risk of slips and falls particularly those designed as wet rooms or with walk in showers. Steps can be taken to minimise risk, these don't have to compromise on style and aesthetic. This is something that housing associations, care home providers, health services and designers alike have been aware of for many years and make a priority in their interior concepts.
Designing solutions for well-being
The safety and well-being of residents is always a priority. Whether you are looking for flooring solutions for bathrooms in; private homes, hospitals, leisure centres, halls of residence, hotels or any host of locations with wet environments, there are a number of options to satisfy both non slip aspects as well as creating aesthetically pleasing, attractive flooring for bathrooms, wet rooms, changing rooms and spa facilities.
Hamilton Flooring will work with your needs to create durable, safe and design-led flooring solutions for wet environments where the risk of slipping is of concern. Collaborating with some of the UK’s leading experts in non slip and safety flooring, Hamilton Flooring has a vast array of floor coverings to suit all tastes and requirements. Working with both residential and commercial clients, Hamilton flooring and their team of flooring experts have mastery and the know-how to consult, prep and lay flooring for individual rooms and large scale multi-room projects alike.
The longevity, durability and ease of maintenance of any floor is very important but perhaps more so in hard working environments such as bathrooms and wetrooms. All of the products Hamilton Flooring uses are suitable for use in heavy traffic areas where slip resistance, cleanliness, robustness and hygiene are required.
Wet environments like bathrooms and wet rooms are areas where slips and falls are not the only risk to well-being. Issues such as indoor humidity, standing water and ineffectual cleaning can create a build-up of bacteria and even mould, which can have a negative impact on health and well-being as well as the appearance of the space. At Hamilton Flooring we know there is so much more to life than constantly cleaning your bathroom so we ensure that all of our flooring solutions are low maintenance and easy to clean so basic cleaning is required rather than intensive and complicated cleaning with specialist products.
Altro: non slip flooring solutions for bathrooms
Altro is the UKs leading brand for safety and non slip flooring and produce a wide range of highly researched, intensively tested and attractive non slip flooring for bathrooms. Altro Contrax is one of Altros best sellers and is a hardwearing, slip resistant safety flooring. It features dense and impermeable PVC with their famous EasyClean surface containing bacteriostat for lasting hygiene and antibacterial performance.
For non slip flooring for bathrooms, Altro has two leading products, Altro Aquarius and Altro Pisces.
Altro Aquarius is a stylish and affordable solutions designed to provide long lasting non slip performance whether in shoes or barefoot. As such is is a specialist solution for both wet and dry areas whilst remaining comfortable underfoot and resistant to wear and tear. The range features plain and tonal chip options allowing for greater design flexibility and the range has been tested with a wide range of contaminants and footwear to ensure high performance in all high-risk environments. Altro reports that the Aquarius range achieves ‘Class B to DIN 51097 for barefoot use, plus PTV ≥50 (Slider 96)’ thus it provides an optimum lifetime sustained slip resistance in both wet and dry environments.
Altro Pisces is perhaps more domestic in design that Aquarius, therefore it is well suited to residential and ‘home from home’ environments such as supported living, halls of residence, home adaptations and social housing. The Pisces range offers 16 soft-look shades well suited to domestic interior design all of which are suited to wet and dry, barefoot or shoe environments. The range has been tested with a wide range of contaminants and footwear. Altro reports that the Pisces range achieves ‘Class B to DIN 51097 for barefoot use, plus a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of ≥50 (Slider 96)’.
Polyflor: non slip flooring solutions for bathrooms
In 2018, Polyflor launched the Polysafe Quattro PUR collection which offers barefoot and shoed slip resistance with enhanced underfoot comfort due to the stud-free finish. In keeping with Polyflors vast range of flooring solutions, the Polysafe Quattro PUR collection provides sustainable flooring solutions with the added innovation of wet and dry non slip functionality teamed with an attractive palette of 12 shades making it an ideal solution for commercial and residential bathrooms. This product is HSE compliant, 2mm gauge, Class B to DIN 51097 and achieves 50+ on the pendulum test (slider 96).
Another product suited to bathrooms and wet environments from Polyflor is the Polysafe Hydro range. Constructed from a safety vinyl flooring it features sustainable slip resistance with high durability. Polysafe Hydro promises many years of continual performance in both wet and dry, barefoot and shoe environments. The range is available in 8 attractive colours and either traditional or multi chip designs are available with all of the options featuring safety aggregates within the vinyl plus the added element of a raised pimple emboss for added grip and underfoot safety. This makes Polysafe Hydro highly suited to disability friendly adaptations as well as commercial and residential applications.
Choosing the right non slip flooring for your bathroom
Whether you are looking for a flooring solution for your domestic bathroom or you are working on a much larger commercial scale, Hamilton Flooring has the solution for you. We have presented only a minute portion of the options available for your non slip bathroom flooring, contact us today to find out more about the vast choices available for every space!
Unless otherwise stated, Images are used for illustrative purposes and do not represent work untaken by Hamilton flooring - examples of work completed can be found in our Gallery