Wet rooms are becoming more and more popular as people turn to showering instead of the traditional soak in the tub routine. This article will outline the importance of finding the right non slip floor tiles for wet rooms on your next commercial build.
There are numerous reasons behind the rise in popularity of wet rooms including:
Naturally, this wet environment does present a potential slip hazard, so, particularly in commercial settings where large numbers of people will be congregating – such as swimming pools and apartment buildings – the need for non-slip floor tiles is essential.
Standing water is part and parcel of a wet room, sometimes the water will build up due to splashes from the shower and other times it can be from dripping off bodies post-shower. Either way, a smooth floor in this environment spells nothing but trouble and almost guarantees a slip hazard.
So, if you want peace of mind whilst using a wet room, you have to go for non-slip floor tiles. What is it, though, that gives non-slip tiles their slip-resistant qualities? Well, there are a number of different methods for designing slip-resistant tiles:
Porcelain tiles are the most common type of tiles used to furnish wet room floors and, in particular, one of the most popular finishes is a mosaic pattern.
With each individual mosaic tile having a textured surface, it provides a highly superior slip-resistance compared to most conventional anti-slip tiles and really minimises the slip risk. Anti-slip mosaic tiles are becoming more and more popular, so, if you want the best finish on the market, head straight for these tiles when you start buying.
We have worked with a number of commercial developers and specifiers to help source non slip floor tiles for wet rooms and other bathroom environments. This could range from custom or bespoke tiles through to low cost, high volume orders. If you’d like to discuss how we can support you one your next project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.