Are You Ready for Patio Weather?

Koffler Sales’ headquarters is located an hour outside of Chicago in Lake Zurich, IL. Unlike the rest of the United States, we are some of the last to experience spring weather — but when it is here, we fully embrace it! We look forward to celebrating spring and summer by spending our time outside. Are you ready for patio weather?

Most of our blog posts are about ways you can improve the inside of your home or business, but we want to share tips to get your patio and backyard ready for summer activities.

Chemsol non slip coating for pools, side walks, work sitesPatios can get slick from a morning rain, so ensure your friends and family can enjoy outdoor time together without slips or falls by applying a non slip coating to your patio. Available in a variety of designer colors, Chemsol Non Slip Coating is easy to apply and will help beautiful your patio area. Choose a neutral color like beige or wow neighbors and guests with a bold designer look using red or blue stain.

Your family is likely going in and out more often during the warmer months. To keep grass clippings and other outdoor debris outdoors, consider an Entrance Mat to catch outside dirt and more. Our industrial mats won’t slip and slide.

Prevent night time accidents in the darkStairs can be hazardous any time of year, but they can especially be dangerous when children are running up and down them during the early evening. Make sure stairs are visible for your family and guests using Glow In The Dark Tape. You can also use the glow in the dark tape around the edge of your patio, to make sure no one trips and falls.

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Anti-Slip Tape

Anti-Slip Tape
anti-slip tape

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.

Anti-Slip Tape

Anti-Slip Floor Tape

Anti-Slip Floor Tape
anti-slip floor tape

Anti-slip floor tape can help to avoid painful situations. While Benjamin Franklin might have thought it better to “slip with foot than tongue”, slipping with foot can be mighty painful. Depending on your age and health condition, it can cause broken bones, bruises and sprains. So the anti-slip floor tape seems like a rather nifty idea.

What is an anti-slip floor tape?
A slip resistant surface meant for general purposes, the anti-slip floor tape reduces the possibilities of slipping and falling on even and smooth or rough and uneven surfaces. It can be used on any surface – indoors and outdoors on stairs, ramps in hospitals, apartment complexes and homes, vehicles and equipment.

Why do you need it?
If safety comes first for you, you cannot compromise on anti-slip floor tape. As countries tighten laws on Health and Safety at the workplace, as an employer it becomes a duty to provide safe and secure work environments. It is also important when one considers the Disability Discrimination Act, which seeks to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ are made to provide employment opportunities to the differently-abled. Apart from the fixtures already described, employees should have safety in public facilities, entries and exits and elevators, among others.

The anti-slip floor tape enables safety in all these areas by a simple application. Furthermore, at homes, the anti-slip floor tape is an excellent safety precaution when it comes to seniors and the elderly. It can prevent falls, especially on stairways and bathrooms. It can be used not only on floors, but on hand rails too.

Types of anti-slip floor tape
Here at, anti-slip floor tape comes in different sizes and colors and can be chosen depending in the requirement.

For steps and areas that see a lot of footfall, the tapes are grainy to the touch, glow-in-the-dark and have “Watch your Step” and “Caution” printed on it. For your bathroom and shower, you might need a rubberized anti-slip floor tape that provides excellent traction. In fact, 3M™ Safety-Walk™ or KSC Resilient anti-slip floor tape is ideal for wet surfaces, including boats. These come in both strips and rolls form.

On a construction site, where there is loads of activity and accumulation of dirt, sawdust, grease, other liquids and metal shavings, has a special heavy duty course anti-slip floor tape. This does not use an adhesive, but is actually spray painted and water proof. In areas that contain debris, this spray-on anti-slip floor tape is an ideal choice.

You can choose the Conformable anti-slip floor tape for those tricky, non-contoured surfaces. Here the tape comes in rolls and can be made to fit into any shape. It is made of solid mineral, coated with glue-backed aluminum foil. This makes the tape anti-slip; what could be worse than slippery anti-slip floor tape!

While the anti-slip floor tape is not affected by water, oil and grease, if you are using it on wooden floors and surfaces, it is better to seal the wood before applying. Here you have a choice of Regular Grip or Super Grip and both are great for general purposes.

Anti-Slip Floor Tape

Anti-Slip Tape and Anti-Skid Adhesives

Anti-Slip Tape and Anti-Skid Adhesives
anti-slip tape

Anti-slip tape comes in all different colors which you can use for marking a specific area. This certain tape can adhere to most clean, dry surface. The tape has a semi-matte surface. It is best used on doors, walls and pipes and other equipment.

It can be used for safety for those slippery areas in and around the home. The bathtub is a great example. You can place vinyl anti-slip tape in the bottom of your bathtub so that you or your little ones do not slip and fall. It is resistant to the water that it will come in contact with.

High visibility, or hazard warning anti-slip tape is great for the areas that may become wet and you want people to be cautious of the area, yet provide a non-slip area. It will bring a high attention to the hazardous area. These tapes offer superior durability and also contain a chemical resistance.


A cushion safety mat anti-slip pad is excellent for use in dry or wet areas. It will reduce the worker fatigue while resisting grease, oil and chemicals.

You will also come across the anti-slip abrasive tape. It is a non-skid abrasive film that is backed with a sensitive adhesive so that you will be able to use the tape in any area where slipping is a hazard. It is easily adhered to any smooth surface. It also has impeccable effects against grease, oil, water and most acids.

The reflective tape comes in a variety of colors. They will suit your need to apply to any surface. They can reflect light up close or far range distances. They are also available for daytime and night time use.

There are an array of different tapes to be used for whatever your need is.

Anti-Slip Tape and Anti-Skid Adhesives