Anti slip mosaic tiles: a very exhaustive mini guide

By 5 February 2019Mosaics
Non-slip mosaic tiles

The choice of the cladding for indoor and outdoor floorings must be based not only on purely aesthetic parameters, but also on the nature and the designated use of the room of the house, the shop or the public space to be floored. The technical features required to floor the perimeter of a pool, for instance, are different from the ones needed to floor the hall of a luxury hotel.

Depending on the slipperiness of the surfaces, it’s advisable, and sometimes compulsory, depending on specific regulations, to use materials that guarantee proper friction between the touching surfaces in order to contrast or, at least, limit the risk of slipping.

Tile slip resistance is a topic that deserves to be examined in depth, as it affects people’s safety.

In order to meet the specific non-slip requirements, that is the surfaces’ ability to limit the risk of slipping and falling of the people walking on them, also barefoot, various types of finishes with increasing friction levels have been designed and created, in compliance with the main benchmarks of the international regulations on the subject.

We offer a very wide selection of technical tiles designed to be both pleasing to the eye and safe and convenient to use. Depending on the required friction level, non-slip tiles are treated with specific materials.

Non-slip mosaic tiles (or “anti slip mosaic tiles“) with micro reliefs on the surface are available with different levels of roughness and grip ability when the foot touches the ground, even when the surfaces are not perfectly dry.

Perfect to be installed both indoors and outdoors, in residential environments, public places and shops, non-slip mosaic tiles combine safety, aesthetics, convenience and functionality.

Where to install anti-slip mosaic tiles

In some indoor and outdoor spaces it is appropriate to plan non-slip mosaic tiles with micro reliefs on the surface. Let’s see which ones.

  • The bathroom

Using non-slip tiles in the bathroom should be a priority, especially in the presence of people with a disability or reduced mobility.

Non-slip mosaic tiles are a choice that guarantees functionality, durability and style. They last several years, add value to your home, are resistant to humidity and wear, and are suitable for both the floors and the walls. With non-slip mosaic tiles you will be able to make a modern, elegant and safe shower tray.

  • The kitchen

The kitchen is another room of the house in which humidity, condensation and accidental spillage can increase the risk of slipping. Food remains, liquids and drops of oil can make the kitchen floor slippery, thus jeopardising the safety of those who walk on it.

We suggest therefore to install non-slip tiles that are specially designed for preventing or reducing the risk of slipping, and are also resistant and pleasing to the eye.

Moreover, a mosaic cladding with more or less elaborate decorations helps conceal dirt in the kitchen much more efficiently than a plain colour flooring. With non-slip mosaic tiles it’s possible to create geometric, decorative and ornamental motifs that, in a way, camouflage crumbs and dust so that you can temporarily postpone the cleaning operations.

Terrazzo floorings consist of small pieces of marble and have got countless possible colours, patterns and sizes. They have made a comeback with a more modern version suitable for the kitchen.

  • Outdoor floorings

The attention to the grip that a flooring must have is important indoors and especially for spaces en plain air. Regardless of the type of real estate, non-slip tiles are a must-have for outdoor floorings, so that you can use the floors in complete safety.

Therefore, for the cladding of outdoor spaces, including terraces, gazebos, porticos, driveways, verandas, courtyards and stairs with access from the outside, we suggest you opt for non-slip mosaic tiles, possibly resistant to frost, weather and sudden temperature changes.

  • Areas with inclined surfaces

Vehicle entrances, ramps, driveways and external staircases can become very slippery, especially when wet because of the rain, the frost or the snow, or when covered in mud or wet leaves. The stability of those who walk on them is seriously endangered, especially in case of adverse weather conditions. Cladding them with specific non-slip tiles resistant to loads is a wise decision.

  • Bottoms, edges and perimeter floorings for pools

Besides preventing the formation of seaweed, fungi and bacteria, cladding a pool is the main way to make it long-lasting. The cladding plays a key role in the pool’s aesthetics too. Indeed, along with the shape, the cladding and perimeter flooring make up the pool’s appearance. The most beautiful pools are indeed the ones that are well-finished.

If a pool hasn’t got a quality cladding, seaweed, mildew, fungi and impurities will tend to accumulate on the bottom, the walls and the edges.

There are various pool claddings on the market, from PVC, to ceramic, to acrylic resins, to glass fibre, to natural stone, to mosaic. Anti-slip mosaic tiles to clad the inside and the edges of the pool, besides having a great aesthetic impact, guarantee an excellent resistance to:

  • slipping;
  • humidity;
  • water corrosion;
  • UV rays;
  • chemical cleaning products;
  • wear;
  • the passing of time.

With non-slip mosaic tiles you will be able to make decorations and ornamental motifs, even very elaborate ones, and create elegant and sophisticated luxury locations.

Non-slip tiles for steps and stairs, slopes and overflow systems are usually 10×10 mm, 20×20 mm, and different variations are available.

The mosaic is a smart and simple solution for making steps, edges, inner and outer corners, perimeter floorings, slopes and overflow systems. Light and neutral tones, and colours linked to the Mediterranean style are much appreciated as they adapt perfectly to any kind of outdoor furniture.

The cleaning operations for non-slip tiles are easier than you might think. We suggest, however, to pay attention to the grouts between the tiles, as seaweed, mildew and impurities might accumulate and proliferate. Ideally, maintenance work should be done regularly and the tiles should be checked approximately every 5 years.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information about non-slip mosaic tiles.

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