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Bathroom slip-resistance

Written by Shereen Lurie

Safety is essential in bathrooms; here are various ways to achieve slip resistance using a variety of bathroom flooring materials.

Natural stones

“Safety and practicality hold paramount importance when designing luxurious bath spaces. For example, natural stones offer various textures and finishes that provide a secure footing without compromising on elegance.”- Ghizlaine Menebhi, co-founder of Opia Design

Opia Design

Cementitious products

“While cement skim-on finishes are naturally smooth, you might prefer added texture for improved traction. In this regard, Cemcrete offers a slip-resistant additive—a fine, sand-like product that can be applied to the final coat of sealer. This addition provides just enough grip to prevent any unnecessary slipping”- Jean-Marie Griezel, specifying & marketing manager at Cemcrete


Smaller tiles

“Slip resistance is a primary concern, especially in areas prone to wetness, such as bathrooms. Smaller tiles undoubtedly have an edge over their larger counterparts in this regard. The additional grout lines that accompany smaller tiles offer a larger surface area for your feet to grip onto, resulting in enhanced slip resistance for the entire tile installation. This quality makes our small-profile Limesite™ tiles an excellent choice for such applications.”- Juan Taljaard, junior industrial designer & product manager at Wolkberg Casting Studios

Bau tile, installation by Wolkberg Casting Studios, image supplied by Metanoia Studios

A variety of tile cuts

“One way to achieve slip resistance is by using various tile cuts that provide extra grip, such as envelope cuts or linear cuts. These cuts also facilitate proper water flow towards the drain.” – Amadea Oberholzer, designer & sales consultant at Lifestyle Ceramics

Lifestyle Ceramics


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