What Are Non Skid Coatings?

Many industrial facilities need non skid (or non-slip, anti-slip, anti-skid, etc) flooring for safety. However, besides being slip resistant, your floor coating likely has to serve other purposes, such as being easy to clean, glossy or of a certain colour, for instance.

It might be helpful to better understand what exactly non skid floor coatings are and how they work in order to know which coatings are a good all around match for your facility.


Most non skid floor paint works by making the concrete floor textured. While coating floor surfaces with epoxy or polyaspartics, polycarbonate coatings can make them somewhat grippy, there are special non skid coatings for where high levels of traction are needed. Mainly the bumpy effect of these coatings is achieved by the use of small particles in the coating, though some get the bumps through a thick product that forms a nappy texture as it is rolled on.

These bumps can form a finer sandy texture, a ribbed but rubbery texture or a very rough and ridged texture.


Depending on whether you simply need an extremely grippy area of concrete floor or are also concerned about reflectiveness, smoothness to touch or cleanability, you can select from a range of textured floor coatings. The non skid additives can be aluminum particles, glass particles, sand, ground rubber and a number of others. These are usually suspended in resins like of epoxy, polyaspartics, polycarbonates or sports floor coatings.


One common method is to put down an epoxy floor paint undercoat, broadcast sand, then cover that with a glossy topcoat, which leaves the grip from the particles without totally sacrificing the smooth glossiness of an epoxy floor. Another option is coating floor surfaces with a thin clear non skid coating that will hardly change the appearance of your floor, as it uses a very small, clear aggregate to provide grip.


For more help with the process of selecting non skid concrete floor coatings for your facility, Non-Slip Floors Australia. We are a full service industrial coatings company based in Adelaide, South Australia, and offer quality and experience to your floor coating or other industrial painting projects. Call us on 0420 540 063 or click the link above.

Non Slip Floors Australia Pty Ltd

Lonsdale, South Australia

Mob: 0420 540 063

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm

ABN: 32 633 800 183

Licence No. BLD166531

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