Information about slip resistance
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about slip resistance and traction
Because of polished concrete’s unique shine and slick appearance, many people question if it is a slippery surface. When the concrete is clean and dry, it is generally no more slippery than plain concrete surfaces. In fact, polished concrete tends to be less slippery than waxed linoleum or polished marble.
There are anti-slip conditioners that can be applied to a polished concrete floor for extra protection against accidents. The special additives in these products are designed to improve traction and make wet surfaces safer. They don’t require any additional cleaning needs than the usual damp mopping during routine cleanings. However, they must be reapplied periodically.