- 85% of worker’s compensation claims are attributed to employees slipping on slick floors (Industrial Safety & Occupational Health Markets 5th edition).
- Slips and falls are the leading cause for visits to the ER (over 8 million), and they cause half of all accidental deaths in homes each year.
- A New York City doorman received $6 million from the NYC subway system after he slipped and fell on subway steps, resulting in permanent and disabling injuries that prevented him from performing his duties as a doorman.
There is no discernible change in the look or dry feel of your floor when professionally applied. Once applied, the surface actually becomes LESS slippery when wet. For fiberglass tubs, some people choose to have us apply a light topical solution to improve traction, but you can only notice this application up close.
In most cases, awards are based on negligence. Did the business know there was a risk and did not take action. There is case history where hotels have hired a professional to treat their floors and they were not sued when a fall occurred. Our service reduces the likelihood of a negligence claim.
Our process is effective on all types of surfaces; ceramic or porcelain tiles, marble, granite, brick, travertine, concrete, river rock, wood, metal, vinyl, laminate and fiberglass.
Costs vary, but floors generally run between $2.00 and $2.50 per square foot, depending on the surface and square footage. Industrial coatings can be more, depending on the surface and square footage involved. Tubs and showers are quoted on a per tub/shower basis, depending on volume.
Yes, our service comes with a 2 year warranty, but we also offer very affordable continued maintenance and testing, at a very affordable rate, that can extend the life of the application.
Upon receipt of your 2 year warranty documenting your new slip resistant SCOF numbers we suggest you have your insurance agent fax the document to underwriting for reclassification and adjustment.
We can’t guarantee that no one will ever fall on a treated floor but we do guarantee that your floor will meet or exceed government and industry standards for a “safe walking surface”, which is a COF of .60 to .84.
Our treatment changes the surface in such a way that when exposed to water the floor is actually measurably less slippery when it is wet than when it is dry.
Yes, the products are available for purchase with application instructions. We recommend that our customers be knowledgeable in slip resistant materials. If you are not, Slip Solutions of Houston is an authorized dealer and installer. We have the tools, training, and certification to apply our products that will meet or exceed your expectations.
Tubs or showers typically take less than 1 hour; commercial applications average 2 hours for every 1000 sf.
Depending on the type of surface, most floors are ready for use immediately after.
If you stay in business long enough statistics indicate that it is inevitable that someone will suffer a slip and fall at some point. The problem is universal across all business types.
If your business meets the IRS requirements of a “small business” you will qualify for the tax credit. Speak with your accountant or visit the IRS website and review IRS form # 8826 for definitions.
Slip Solutions of Houston will be able to determine how your floor should be treated.
Properly applied, the treatment does not cause a noticeable reduction in shine.
Many floors do not need any special treatment in order to maintain their slip resistance but certain environments such as kitchens require products which eliminate grease and prevent a buildup which would compromise our treatment. We offer high quality degreasers for these environments.
If you call Slip Solutions of Houston for a quote, we will set up a convenient time to visit the premises, determine the best solution for you, then we will schedule a time best suited for you and your business. You will rest easy knowing your customers, friends and loved ones are safer.
Count on Slip Solutions of Houston for all your floor safety needs!
Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation floor safety consultation and demonstration.