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Choosing the right slip-resistant flooring for your commercial environment

Safety flooring is essential in any commercial organisation. How you achieve this in your workplace depends on the activities that take place there.

1st Choice Flooring has vast experience of installing flooring in the commercial sector, from retail and catering through to office and industrial settings. As a result, we can offer you the best advice for your commercial environment.

Why do you need slip-resistant flooring?

In busy workplaces, trips and falls are the most common type of injury.

In response to this, the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) offers guidance to commercial organisations to help them choose the best safety flooring for their work spaces.

HSE regulations state that the floor used in a workplace must be appropriate for the type of work activity that takes place on it. The flooring must be in good condition, clear of obstructions and enable people to move around safely.

Crucially, guidelines state that even if the flooring is subjected to frequent contamination and spillages, it must still be safe to move around on without the risk of trips, slips or falls.

Where do you need slip-resistant flooring?

Leading flooring manufacturers have used the latest technology to design non-slip and safety flooring for different environments.

In an industrial setting, oil and grease contamination can present a significant slip hazard. Fortunately, there’s now a range of flooring solutions that have been designed to repel both oil and water-based contaminants.

This type of flooring is also essential in fast-moving catering settings, where there’s a high likelihood of grease and detergent spillages. The latest safety flooring solutions also offer stain-resistance and a high level of durability, as they’ve been designed to withstand heavy footfall and extreme temperatures.

In spas, leisure centres and swimming pools, a particular type of non-slip floorcovering is needed in a continually wet environment. This type of surface must also be hygienic with anti-bacterial qualities as well as slip-resistance.

What sort of slip-resistant flooring should you choose?

The most commonly used slip-resistant flooring is vinyl – including rolls and luxury vinyl tiles. It’s a versatile surface that’s produced in many forms to adapt to different workplace conditions.

Vinyl is highly durable and water-resistant, making it ideal for different commercial settings, including factories and commercial kitchens. It’s safe, hygienic – and quick and easy to clean.

Vinyl comes in a wide range of textures, patterns, and colours – so it’s simple to find a shade to blend with your colour scheme. It’s also soft and comfortable underfoot, making it a pleasant surface to walk on.

In quieter commercial premises, such as offices and educational facilities, carpets and carpet tiles provide an excellent non-slip surface. Other practical benefits include soundproofing and comfort, helping to create a more productive environment.

Carpet tiles have the additional advantage of being easy to replace. Single tiles can be swapped if they become stained or torn rather than replacing the whole carpet.

Let us help you find the right safety flooring for your business

Contact 1st Choice Flooring Solutions to chat about your flooring project – we offer free information and advice.

We understand the needs of the commercial sector and are happy to install your new flooring in a way that will cause minimal disruption. All of our work is carried out to the highest standard by experienced, DBS-checked and CSCS-certified flooring fitters.

To discover the perfect flooring solutions for your healthcare organisation, call us on 01902 681 522 or email: info@1stchoiceflooringsolutionsltd.co.uk