July 15, 2022
From board products to heavy duty drop cloths, surface protectors have become a necessity on the jobsite. These floor protectors not only prevent damage and reduce risks, but they also save time and resources once the job is complete.
Hard surfaces such as hardwoods, tile and vinyl have become the norm in both the residential and commercial flooring industries. Although these options elevate aesthetics, they also create safety risks such as slipping and falling.
While working on the job it is important for all crew members to feel safe, especially on hard or slippery surfaces. Falling on the job is one of the most common safety risks that can happen. Adding a slip-resistant surface protector is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to reduce this risk.
Adding a slip resistant surface protector is the first step. But how do you know if what you’re about to work on is slip resistant? It’s time to get with the grip, and look for the orange thread!
Trimaco understands the importance of slip resistant safety and identification on the job. We’ve added orange thread stitching to the edges to some of our most beloved heavy duty drop cloths. The orange thread provides a bright, visual representation on the job. In addition, if your drops are folded up in a truck- the orange thread acts as a quick identifier on which drops are slip resistant.
Trimaco offers three slip resistant drop cloths that feature orange thread stitching and/or packaging:
Eliminator: The heaviest option. This crack-resistant butyl drop cloth is 225% more slip resistant and 20% more drapable than 8oz canvas. The Eliminator provides both slip-resistant and leak resistant protection.
Stay Put Canvas Plus: Love your traditional canvas drops? Trimaco’s Stay Put Canvas Plus is the ideal upgrade. This heavy duty canvas drop cloth is designed with three layers: an absorbent canvas top, leak resistant plastic center and a slip resistant backing.
Smart Grip Drop Cloth: This bright, non-woven drop cloth is an economical slip-resistant option. Trimaco’s smart Grip is leak-resistant, durable and features a grippy backing. Although orange thread is not stitched into the seams, it can be found on the packaging.
Prevent slipping and falling by knowing what type of drop cloth is on your job site. It’s time to upgrade your standard canvas and plastic drops and get with the grip, look for the orange thread!™