Anti-slip tape is useful is preventing slips and falls. Whether working in an industrial garage or simply in a home workshop or office, there is a constant danger of slipping and falling. Even the act of moving some equipment out of the garage or around the house poses this risk. And for some people who experience difficulty getting around, a simple ramp or set of stairs outside in the rainy elements can be a serious falling hazard. For that reason there are several cost-effective anti-slip tape products that can turn any normal surface into a course surface that will retain grip and traction even when coated with things such as grease, sawdust or liquids. While some people operating in such conditions may opt to wear non-slip shoes, even those are sometimes no match for certain slippery conditions. Specialized tape is one of the safest ways to ensure grip when walking.
There are several degrees of strength and ability when it comes to anti-slip tape. The products range from fairly comfortable yet course enough to create traction to extremely course and durable for the most industrial and heavily-trafficked areas. The use these areas get as well as the type of person walking on them will determine which type of tape is best. But no matter the style, the application is typically the same as is the amount of added safety it provides.
For most household or everyday applications there are several types of general purpose tape to help keep grip. Standard general purpose tape will feature a strong backing adhesive so that it can be applied evenly to any surface. The tape is not terrible course, but will have enough of a texture and tackiness to the material to ensure that even normal footwear can get traction at all angles and positions. It will be good for any indoor or outdoor application where regular use is necessary such as wheelchair ramps, handrails and home garages. For more sensitive areas such as bathtubs, pools or decks where water accumulation is common one might choose to use a barefoot-specific tape. These tapes will feature the same general purpose grip ability but in a material more comfortable to walk on without shoes.
Anti-slip tape is also a necessity for more industrial areas such as commercial garages or factories. These areas might see a daily buildup of things like industrial grease, mud, sawdust and more. Even the dry ingredients when left untreated can create a slippery surface due to loss of traction and in busy industrial settings an injury is just a step away when that becomes the case. For places with heavy foot and machinery traffic and thick material buildup a heavy-duty course tape is required. This tape would be very uncomfortable with bare feet and impractical in a home. But when covered under grease and machinery it does its job remarkably well. The tape will be extremely course, creating a surface for traction even under heavy liquids. The adhesive will also be very strong so that the tape doesn’t peel up when materials are ground down into it.
No matter how much foot traffic an area gets, if liquid accumulation is common a slipping hazard is present. Tape to add traction is available in an array of styles and can turn any area into a much safer place.