The Importance of Anti-Slip Stairs

It can be difficult to find a flooring solution that stands up to the test of time while also being anti-slip. Nevertheless, epoxy and polyurethane screeds and coatings are far more effective than vinyl, carpeting, or tiles as these materials need regular maintenance and replacement and they are not exactly anti-slip (with the obvious exception being carpeting) or anti-trip.

Let’s look at the variety of things that go in favour of epoxy and polyurethane resin screeds and coatings in more detail with respect to anti-slip stairs in particular.

Pros of Epoxy and Polyurethane Resin Screeds and Coatings

Appearance

In comparison to many floor surfaces, epoxy and polyurethane resin screeds and coatings are brighter and look more professional. And because the surface is smooth and even it’s an easy surface to keep clean.

Resistance

Resin coatings are resistant to almost everything – fuel spillage, oil, bleach, floor cleaners, and more. And besides being resistant to cleansers and chemical spills, epoxy and polyurethane resin screeds and coatings are also water- and heat-resistant. These flooring surfaces are close to being impervious to most types of chemicals and there’s no negative impact on the surface.

Durability

Valued for durability, epoxy and polyurethane resin screeds and coatings enjoy a longer lifespan than most other floor types. Epoxy and polyurethane resin screeds and coatings render the concrete beneath, given that the stairs are concrete, to be exceptionally durable. Further, such screeds and coatings are less anti-fatigue than concrete floor surfaces and they are easily applied to concrete with no glue or mortar necessary.

Protective

Resin floor screeds and coatings protect underlying concrete from grease, moisture, staining, and cracking. Over a period of time, this will likely greatly reduce the cost of maintenance and cleaning in comparison to other types of flooring surfaces. These screeds and coatings come with a very reasonable price tag, given the level of protection and duration of the surface.

Longevity

Resin flooring for anti-slip stairs last longer than many flooring types. When properly applied, these screeds and coatings will likely last for several decades with no peeling or cracking.

Using Epoxy and Polyurethane Resin Screeds and Coatings for Anti-Slip Stairs

Epoxy and polyurethane resin screeds and coatings ensure that staircases become anti-slip even if the staircase is made of metal, wood, or even concrete. It’s very important to provide anti-slip floors, but ensuring anti-slip stairs is going to be the most important of all.

In summary, epoxy and polyurethane resin anti-slip screeds and coatings minimise the risk of falls occurring by greatly improving underfoot traction. These anti-slip screeds and coatings can be applied on both interior and exterior staircases, regardless of whether the stairs are made from concrete, wood, metal, plastic or fibreglass. In particular, these screeds and coatings are ideal when moisture can pose a slip hazard. Being available in various textures, these flooring options can be aggregate graded to establish an anti-slip profile.

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