One of the main things that you have to remember about your bathroom is that every member of the family needs to use it. This requires the space to be designed in a practical way and that it is also as safe as possible.
There are a variety of hazards within any bathroom space. However, this doesn't mean that you should just accept them and then not change them.
This is true for the shower. Showers get wet every day, which means they are the most likely to get slippery. The shower tray, the part that you stand in, is a part of your shower that can get really slippery and lead to accidents, especially if you charge in without considering your surroundings.
Want to make sure that your shower tray is as slip-free as possible? Here are the best things to try to have a much safer shower experience.
The simplest way to make your shower tray much less slippery is to buy a shower mat. These rubber-based mats offer lots of grip under your feet and will minimise the risk of you falling over whilst you are showering.
They can also be bright and colourful too. This means that you can add a touch of fun to the space. They are inexpensive, which means that if anything happens and they need replacing, this will not cost you too much money to do.
There are of course anti-slip shower trays already on the market, or you can help your existing shower tray to be a lot less slippery if you apply an anti-slip coating. This usually comes in a liquid that can be applied directly to the shower floor itself. This means that the surfaces have more grip, so you don't have to worry about falling.
Not only this, but it also makes your shower much easier to clean, and you won't have to worry about laying down a mat to stand on whilst you shower.
If you do both of these things and are still worried about how slippery your shower tray will be, then perhaps it is a good idea for you to install a grab bar in it. These will require you to install them in place (or get a professional to do it for you), but they give you something to grab should you still slip in the shower.
These are ideal if you have children in your house that you are worried about or someone with mobility issues which needs some extra support whilst they shower.
As you can see, you don't have to simply put up with a slippery shower tray. Instead, you can think about ways to make it safer and to give you and your family the chance to shower in comfort as well as safety.