At SlipX Solutions®, we produce a variety of mats, accessories, treads and non-slip bath appliques that provide reliable anti-slip resistance. Here we’ll discuss the differences between the various materials we use, as well as some lesser known uses for our non-slip products.
Our bath traction products are available in classic designs such as our Bath and Shower Appliques (made with TPE), as well as in cartoon-inspired Tub Tattoos that kids love.
Bath and Shower Appliques
Available in clear, these non-slip appliques adhere using sturdy suction cups, making them easy to remove and clean. They’ll be the last bathtub appliques you buy.
Clownfish Tub Tattoos
A kid approved favorite. The clownfish design is our best selling Tub Tattoo! We also have these designs: ducks, turtles, frogs, penguins and other fun designs. Shop our full selection of Tub Tattoos.
Non-Slip Bath Treads
Our non slip safety strips are currently available in two sizes: 7.5″ & 14.5″ and two colors: white & clear. The most common use is in the bathtub, but their strong adhesive makes them a great choice for a variety of applications including hot tubs, boats, showers and stairs.
Our bath mats are all designed to give you added comfort, slip-resistance and a bit of added style. But how do our bath mats compare from style to style?
Here is an overview of the four main factors that determine the overall slip-resistance of a bath mat:
1 – Tackiness of the Material
Our bath mats use two different materials across our line. The materials are plasticized PVC (vinyl) and natural rubber. Rubber feels the tackiest underfoot when compared to vinyl.
2 – Suction Cup Effectiveness
Size, hold strength and quantity are important in determining how well a bath mat will adhere to the surface of your bathtub or shower. Each suction cups design is tested to ensure a strong, reliable hold. When installing a product with suction cups, we recommend running warm water over them then press each one down individually. This helps engage the suction cups onto the surface.
3 – Cushioning
Why would cushioning matter when trying to determine how slip-resistant a bath mat is? If you think about it, the rigidity of a surface plays an important role in the ability to or not to get traction. Use this analogy, you’re much more likely to slip and fall while walking on a hardwood floor than you are on a sandy beach, right? One reason why that’s true is because when walking on the beach your foot will sink into the sand, whereas that’s not possible on hardwood. The same relationship is true with bath mats. The cushioning provided by softer bath mats slightly absorbs the pattern of your feet while standing on it, giving you more grip than you would otherwise have while standing on a rigid mat or on the bare shower surface. Surfaces with more rigid properties have to compensate by using a more course, perhaps abrasive, surface pattern.
Shop out collection of soft, luxurious, cushioning bath mats.
4 – Surface Pattern Design
At SlipX Solutions, we offer a variety of surface and pattern designs on our bath mats. Some of our most popular designs are the Pebble Bath Mat, our large Large Rubber Bath Safety Mat and the Extra Long Bath Mat. The surface designs of the rubber and extra long mats are very similar, but the pebble mat is much more unique.