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Consumer Factsheet: Slip resistant floor surfaces

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Authors Quinn, J.
Published
Audience Consumers
ISBN 9780733436475
DOI 10.4227/169/5b205eec28bf4

The purpose of this factsheet is to assist people to avoid slips and falls in their home. Slipping and falling on a floor is a major cause of home injuries. Older people, children, and people with reduced abilities are most at risk. You can lower your risk of fall injuries at home by installing and maintaining slip resistant floor surfaces.


Table of Contents

Slip resistant floor surfaces 

Do I need to have slip resistant floor surfaces in my home? 

Where else in my home are slip resistant floor surfaces needed?

How do I choose a slip resistant floor material?

What if the floors I already have in my home are slippery? 

How do I keep the floor slip resistant? 

How else can I avoid slipping on the floor? 

Where can I find more information? 

Checklist for choosing a slip resistant floor surface 


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