The shower cabin needs peculiar attention when using it since its floor is always moistured with water which makes it slippery and potentially hazardous.
I would say that the simplest solution would be to place the special anti-slippery rug on the shower cabin floor, but most of you would definitely refuse because of aesthetic reasons.
So is it another way (or ways) of making this important place in our bathroom safer?
Let’s find this out!
Ways Of Making Shower Floor Safe And Non-Slippery
We take shower every day, sometimes even twice a day, and that makes this place one of the most frequently visited in any home. However, it can also be one of the most dangerous: the “deadly mixture” of soap, shampoo foam, water, and smooth floor tiles can turn out to be pretty hazardous and slippery.
Fortunately, I can offer several solutions to fix that problem once and for all:
- Install anti-slippery mat
They can be colored or transparent, you decide, but any of them is easy to install and maintain. A mat can fit both your bathtub and a shower cabin which makes it a universal item. Besides, it doesn’t cost much.
Such a cover will add more traction to the slick shower floor but it’s still not a 100% guarantee that you’ll not slip. In addition, they need regular care and cleaning because the foam and suds tend to build-up underneath the mat which can be a potential “home” for many bacterias.
- Go for anti-slip adhesive treads
This is a better option compared to the previous one because these treads are less noticeable, besides, they don’t take that much space as a mat would.
They have a sticky bottom to attach them to the shower floor or to the bathtub bottom. These tapes will also add more traction to your feet due to the rough surface of them but be ready that they will start peeling off after a while.
- Anti-slip formula
These water-based coatings are applied directly onto the floor and they create permanent traction at once.
They don’t need that bothersome cleaning as the mats do, they are cheap, and they are pretty simple to install (just follow the instruction). However, if you use any harsh chemicals to clean the shower/bathtub, those can remove the formula, and that’s the biggest downside of this method.
- Get a grab-bar installed
I’d not call it an anti-slippery method, but it can work as a supportive measure in addition to one of those listed above. Those bars are cheap but you’ll need to get them properly attached to the wall if you want a really stable construction that will not fall off.
However, if you do slip, such a holder can become an extra traumatizing hazard so I’d recommend thinking twice before opting for it.
Choose yourself which method to try out, but always remember that your safety is in the first place! So pick up reasonable.