September 27, 2021
With carpet on its way out, hard surfaces have been on the rise. These hard surface flooring options include wood, tile, concrete, and vinyl. While these options provide sleek and sophisticated design, they present a new set of safety issues for contractors and workers who are on the jobsite, including slipping and falling. One of the easiest ways to keep your crew safe is to invest in slip resistant surface protection and coatings. Swapping out slippery canvas for a slip resistant padded surface protector or surface protection film instantly makes falling on the job a minimal risk.
As of 2019, falls were the number one cause of work-related fatalities. While many of these events occur up in the air, slips and falls also occur on ground level due to uneven or slick surface texture. With vigilant preparation and safety training, most of these incidents can be prevented. In this blog, we’ll help you choose the right slip resistant surface protector for hardwood floors, vinyl, and other surfaces that require an anti-slip protective floor mat or padded floor protector. Further, we explain the differences between some of our most popular options so you can make your jobsite safer for yourself, your crew and anyone who may be inhabiting the workspace for the duration of the job.
Trimaco’s Stay Put Canvas Dropcloths are popular among interior painters and get good customer reviews for a reason. Canvas is highly absorbent, reducing the risk of leaks, but presents a serious risk when it comes to using them on hard surfaces. Swap your old canvas drops for a dropcloth with a grippy backing. Our Stay Put Canvas Plus dropcloth is 300% more slip resistant than traditional 8oz canvas drop cloths and provides absorbent and leak resistant protection that stays in place.
Looking for protection for hardwood stairs? The Stay Put Surface Protector is an ideal option. This surface protector includes a slip resistant tacky backing that is easily re-positional and reusable. This roll is easy to move and work with and the tacky backing means no tape is required for it to stay put.
The SuperTuff Surface Protector is a heavy duty surface protector, and is both slip-resistant and impact resistant. The top layer features an absorbent fabric and skid resistant backing. Use on slick flooring surfaces or on counter tops while renovating, repairing, painting or remodeling or use as an anti slip walk-off mat.
For extra slip-resistant protection, opt for the SuperTuff Tack Back. This item includes the same absorbent fabric top as the SuperTuff surface protector, but features an aqueous pressure sensitive adhesive backing. This allows it to be placed on a variety of surfaces without the chance of it moving. Perfect for use where forklifts and high foot traffic is present.
Reduce worry on the job and create a safe working environment with less slipping! Trimaco offers a wide range of skid resistant surface protection options and other items to ensure your jobsite is a safe environment. If you require any additional information, check out the individual product pages for more in-depth details, or utilize Trimaco’s product selector.