How to Make a Floor Non-Slip With a Home Remedy

Slippery floors are not only a nuisance, but they can also cause serious injury. Marble floors and concrete garage floors can be especially slippery. Spilled grease, oil and liquids on floor surfaces are often at the root of the problem, but some floors are slippery even when clean. Keeping the floor free of debris will help to reduce the floor's slipperiness. There are also some agents that you can add to the floor to reduce the slipperiness of clean floors.

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Marble floors can be very slippery.

Tile, Wood and Marble Floors

Step 1

Sweep dust and debris from the floor.

Step 2

Mop the floor with soap and warm water to remove any grime and dirt from the floor. Allow the floor to dry thoroughly.

Step 3

Pour an anti-slip solution such as Add-A-Grip, Safety Floor Treatment by Slip Resistant Solutions or WearMax from Global Safe Company in a bucket. Add the appropriate amount of water according to the solution directions. For example, Add-A-Grip requires one part solution to 10 parts water.

Step 4

Mop the solution on the floor, then allow it to dry thoroughly.

Step 5

Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a bucket. This solution is used to increase the amount of friction on the floor surface.

Step 6

Apply the vinegar solution to the floor with a mop two to three times a week.

Garage or Concrete Floor

Step 7

Sweep dust and debris from the floor.

Step 8

Mop the floor with soap and warm water to remove any grime and dirt from the floor. Allow the floor to dry thoroughly.

Step 9

Mix non-skid additive such as Skid-Tex with floor paint designed for concrete.

Step 10

Apply the paint and additive to the floor with a brush roller. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

Step 11

Remove the backing from anti-slip adhesive strips and place them along the floor to add extra friction to the floor. Anti-slip adhesive strips come in different colors and transparent to match your floor or decor.