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Barbara Staib, President of Safe Home Products, is an expert on child safety, emergency preparedness, pet training and even pest control. She has personally helped thousands of customers since SHP started in 1999. Here you can find Q&A with Barbara to foster safer, healthier and simpler living.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Treating Slippery Floors to Avoid Falls

Q: "Could you tell me if the 4 oz. bottle of Grip On Anti-Slip Solution is used by itself? How much area will one bottle cover? How long does it stay effective? Thanks. "

Answer: Yes, you use the solution without other chemicals. All you need is a clean, rinsed floor prior to use. Coverage is about 12 square feet per 4 oz bottle. We also sell Grip On in a gallon size to treat about 400 sq. feet and in 5 gallon buckets each of which treats 2000 sq. ft. of ceramic tile, concrete, etc. Effectiveness is about 2 years for bath and shower areas and about one year for traffic areas such as walkways in malls, etc.

To apply Grip On:

  • Clean and rinse the area.
  • Pour Grip On onto the surface
  • Mop or sponge the area liberally
  • Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Rinse with clear water
  • Area is now ready to use.
Do not wax after application. Use mop and detergent, BonaKemi hard surface cleaner, etc. The Coefficient of Friction (CEF) is increased by 100% to 500% after treatment.

I used Grip On to treat the ceramic tile floor in my bathroom. It was much easier than I thought. Remember this is invisible so you can apply it only to the walk way areas. It was on and dry in less than 40 minutes. Now when I get out of the shower or tub, my wet feet don't slide on the tile. It is almost like I have a skid resistant coating on my feet rather than the floor. The water may pool out around each foot but there is no slick sliding feeling. Truly I feel much safer. When I try to slide forward, I don't.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Sincerely, Barbara

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