More than ever, it is in today’s time that you can enjoy putting new flooring in your home. This is because there are so many options to choose from. Depending on your budget or the kind of personality you want to put into, there will always be one for you. But as much as it’s a good thing, the many options to choose from may also make it a bit difficult for people to choose the best one. It is also important to keep in mind that are some flooring types that need to be more slippery than others given different conditions like wax or water.
If you have an older person living with you, the best solution is a non slip flooring. As the person becomes older, it becomes easier for them to slip and fall. It is also more difficult for them to recover compared to younger ones.
Accident Prone Areas
For rooms that are likely to have moisture or spills like the bathroom or kitchen, in the patios, veranda, or around the swimming pool. These places can easily cause accidents and thus requiring more care.
When you have made your decision to opt for non slip flooring for your home, you can choose from three different materials for this. These are linoleum, vinyl, and cork. Of all of them, cork material may seem weird for such purpose. But, it is a good and modern material for flooring. At the same time, it is easy to clean and maintain. If you are conscious of its effects on the environment, having this type on your floor makes it easier to sleep at night because it is eco-friendly. On the other hand, linoleum and vinyl and the two materials that are also easy to clean and maintain and are suited for this purpose.
If it’s not possible to have this kind of flooring as you already have some other types, there are still other ways to prevent accidental falls. You can add a non slip rubber flooring on your existing surface. The basement and garage also come to mind in this case. The rubber is available in big rolls and they can be easily put on top of any surface. Today, rubber floors have become so modern looking so there is no need to worry about having an ugly look when you lay them on your floor.
Rugs and Non Slip Mats
These are another option for existing hardwood floors. Since waxing the wood can make the floor slippery, adding a skid mat in a well-chosen and strategic place would be able to prevent accidents.
Moreover, non slip and non skid tape are other additional options that can help ensure that the flooring particularly the bathroom, staircases, and other sensitive areas are well taken care of with best regards so they are safe for the elderly and everyone to walk on.