For ages society has accepted the fact that ceramic tile and bare feet or even rubber souled shoes just don’t mix. It is a general assumption that if there is wet tile you had better be careful, but if you are in bare feet and dripping water be ready to recover. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC),
unintentional falls account for 19,565 deaths annually in the U.S. The Center estimates that 20% to 30% of people who experience a slip and fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries such as bone bruises, broken wrists and even hip fractures, or head injuries. These injuries can inhibit mobility and hamper independent living. Slip and fall accidents are the common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and these account for 46% of fatal falls among older Americans. These injuries often result in a reduction in productivity or even litigation.
Tile of all types is a popular floor covering choice worldwide especially in the high end Resort / Hotel industry. The problem is exaggerated in the warmer climates because of the amount of tile flooring that is set for exterior areas and exposed to wetness from rain. It is no surprise that over a million of us will fall from our feet because of wet tile each year. Tile suppliers have attempted to improve the problem with textured surfaces and creative manufacturing but danger remains when wet bare feet are present.
Fortunately advanced science and modern alchemy have provided a solution that will correct slippery tile in a surprising way. Our chemical formula is a two part process that will increase traction by forever changing the tile surface. It is formulated as a mild acid that is able to etch the surface on a cellular level, adding microscopic hills and valleys that will increase traction up to 300%. It is not possible to notice a difference in the appearance or feel of the tile if the process is properly applied. This is not a coating as there will be nothing left on the surface to chip wear or change in appearance with age or UV light.
The application of this process can be tricky and must be completed by a certified applicator for proper analysis and result. Determining the proper time to allow the acid to work must be carefully determined to allow for maximum traction improvement without modifying the appearance. The 2nd part of this process is designed to stop the acid reaction leaving the proper amount of time for the treatment.
This product is perfect for tile bathrooms, spa’s, exterior tile, kitchen floors, tile pool surrounds, retirement communities and grocery stores. The treatment can last for years dependent on traffic, cleaning techniques, and grease from cooking.
- Bathroom tile
- Some stone tile
- Commercial kitchens
- Shower stalls
- Buffet areas
- Commercial foyers
- Balconys / Terraces
- Spa Steps
- Resorts / Hotels
- Exterior tile