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Non slip paint for concrete makes floors and steps safer

Without non slip paint for concrete, floors in garages, parking lots and factories could be extremely slippery; so would stairs and steps. Fortunately such a solution as concrete anti slip coating exists. Creating anti slip concrete can prevent many accidents in public places, factories and workshops; why not also at home.

The non slip coatings for concrete are:

  • Easy to apply and dry fast (minimum downtime)
  • Often waterborne and nearly odourless
  • Cost effective for they prevent accidents

In this article you will read about the different types of non slip coatings for concrete, when to apply them and who are the contractors.

The 2 main applications of anti slip concrete paint

Floors and stairs are by far the most common surfaces where slip resistance is required. Therefore, non slip paint for concrete is usually suitable for both surfaces. There are however, some points to keep in mind.

1. Anti slip paint for concrete floors

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Anti slip coating reduces slippery surfaces at home, work & in public places.

Industrial and commercial concrete floors are the substrates most often in need of a non slip paint. Anti slip concrete floor paint can be applied on new concrete floors and as refurbishment to existing floors that need a slip resistance update. The coating can be realised in three ways with two types of products:

  • Anti slip aggregate and floor coating: adding grit to the coating prior to application;
  • Anti slip aggregate and floor coating: sprinkling grit on a wet layer of floor coating;
  • 2K anti slip concrete paint: applying floor coating that contains anti slip grit.

The most suitable method is dependent on the location, condition and size of the floor surface. The coating is additionally affected by the need for slip resistance: some areas require higher profile coatings to meet the standards set for slip resistance.

2. Non slip paint for concrete steps and stairs

Also concrete stairs and steps must be made anti slip, for the severest injuries during working hours are caused by falling from stairs.

The non slip paint for concrete steps can be a floor coating due to the fact that often the same products are suitable for floors, steps and stairs. However, keep in mind that the anti slip paint for concrete steps must be extremely abrasion resistant due to high foot traffic on the surface.

In addition to non slip coatings, stairs and steps can also be made safe by alternative methods including strips and tape. You’ll find more information on the alternatives on the bottom of the page.

A small selection of anti slip concrete paint products in the UK

ProductDescriptionPrice (RRP) per L/KgTheoretical coverage
Anti Slip Watco Concrete Floor PaintA polyurethane anti slip coating containing aggregate; for moderate industrial environment.£18.408m²
503 Easy Clean Anti Slip CoatingAn epoxy anti slip coating with predispersed aggregate; for areas often cleaned with aggressive detergents.£16.204m²
Anti slip Traffic PaintDurable, fast drying non slip paint for walkways, parking lots and paths.£14.004m²

Get in touch with a contractor to apply anti slip concrete paint

When an industrial or commercial floor does not meet the safety standards, the risks of a fine or injuries and getting sued increase. Often the looks are wished to be retained or investing in a safety floor is not on top of the list because installing it would mean downtime. Anti slip concrete paint can solve your problems!

Here are several UK companies that can solve the problem for you by applying anti slip concrete coating on unsealed, sealed or painted concrete floors and stairs.

Countrywide (commercial and industrial coatings)Hollingbourne Avenue, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5EU
Anglia Decor York Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8SB
Floor SafeWhite Hill Road, Barton le Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45 4PF

Tailored advice on anti slip coatings for concrete steps and floors

As concrete can be a difficult surface to treat and the product range is wide, our coating specialists are here to help you! Do not hesitate to contact us for advice on choosing or applying the product. We are also happy to provide you with a quotation on an anti slip coating for concrete products and application.

Alternatives to anti slip coatings for concrete

Anti slip coatings are not the only non slip solution for concrete. Sometimes, anti slip strips or mats might be more suitable options for creating an anti slip concrete surface. When small areas (such as ramps) are dangerously slippery, strips or mats may be useful and more cost efficient than coating. However, coatings often create a more durable, chemical resistant surface which endures heavy mechanical loads and abrasion better than other anti slip solutions. Here are some examples of alternatives for anti slip coating accompanied by price indications.

BrandProduct typePrice (RRP)Intended use
Apetape Self adhesive black anti slip tape 50mmx18m£7.30Suitable for stairs (wooden, metal concrete etc.), work areas, machinery, bathrooms etc.
Rubber Matting CompanyNon slip rubber for decking£15.00 Non slip mat for decking for both dry and wet areas, all materials
Rubber Matting companyChecker plate non slip rubber flooring. 10mx1.2mx4mm£210.00A rubber flooring for heavy duty areas.

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