Follow These Tips to Make Your Bathrooms Safe and Anti-Slip

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Bathrooms are spaces that need to be extra safe as that’s a place where there could be risks of slips and falls. Especially if there are elderly members in the family or children, this can be a serious hazard. Also, the fact that many bathrooms and toilets are smaller in size and difficult to maneuver, increases the risk of slipping, leading to several injuries. To avoid such a situation, make your bathroom flooring safer and slip-resistant. Here are a few tips to do that.

Opt For Anti-Slip Flooring 

The first thing that you should consider installing in your bathroom is a sturdy anti-slip bathroom floor tile. Flooring tiles with a glossy finish are less preferred as you want a flooring option that creates some friction to reduce slips and falls. Go for elegant vitrified tiles for bathroom that have a matte finish or a textured surface, which can provide better traction and foot grip for a safer walking surface.

Demarcate the Shower Area 

If your bathroom is decently spacious, enough to segregate into two sections then opt for dedicating a shower space or “wet space.” This will be the area that sees the most water, ensuring that other spaces remain relatively dry. This means that the entire surface of the bathroom flooring is not wet, making it safer for other users.

Set Boundaries with Curbs 

Many Indian bathrooms have an open-space layout for bathrooms. The sinks, the bathtubs, shower areas, and even the commodes fit in one continuous space. Installing curbs around your shower area ensures that the rest of the bathroom is not wet.

Install Grab-On and Bar Handles 

Strategically install grab bars around your bathroom. Place them in your shower, toilet, and even bathtub; to give you added support when moving around. When it comes to colours and designs, there are a plethora of them to suit your bathroom aesthetically.

Increase visibility with the right lighting

Bathrooms need to be well-lit to ensure there are no dark spots, which can help elders and children to avoid any mishaps. Plus, having a nicely lit bathroom always adds more to the visual appeal of the space. The lights will reflect off the surface of the bathroom floors and give you a brighter space in return. Bathroom lighting can be subtle yet strong enough to light the whole space up.

Place skid-free bathroom mats

Bathroom mats are a must! The elegant fabric on top hides the rubber suction underneath, which makes the mat skid-proof. Being highly water absorbent, it soaks up the excess water on the floor. You can stand on it and pat yourself dry, too!

Bathrooms can be a tricky area to experiment with, but if you know which aspects to focus on, they can be a safe space as well. Consider some good home improvement tips and do not compromise on the floor tiles, ensure you install curbs and place strong bath mats wherever possible. The combination of good lighting and slip-resistant surfaces will go a long way to keeping your loved ones safe. Make your bathroom safer and an interesting place with some tweaks and additions!

Author Bio:

Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.