Taking Steps to Avoid Injury
You know how the tile in your bathroom can sometimes feel like a slippery sheet of ice when wet. How many times have you fallen or almost fell, throwing out your back or straining your neck muscles in the process?
Tired of having to hang on for dear life to the towel rack or countertop just to get around the bathroom when you come out of the bath or shower? Is there something you can apply to your tub or shower stall to make them safer and less slippery?
Just ask Johnny and he’ll tell you to get a grip. Get a Johnny Grip, that is! Johnny Grip is a handy spray that you can use to apply to your shower stall, bathtub or tiles to create a non-slip surface.
The way the product works is that it creates thousands of tiny micro pin holes that act as minute suction cups, increasing friction and greatly reducing slippage when you come in contact with the surface.
A 16 oz bottle costs about $35 and is enough to apply on several showers and tubs.
This non slip tile treatment is very easy to apply. You can either spray it on using the handheld sprayer or if you purchased the 1 gallon jug, just mop it on your slippery tile wait 5-20 minutes for it to interact with the tile surface and then rinse it away with fresh water and you’re done; just mop away your fears!
The Pros and Cons of This Treatment
The only stipulation about Johnny Grip is that it cannot be used on fiberglass and also avoid using it on shiny wall tiles because it has a tendency of dulling the finish.
If you don’t want to get your fingers dirty (not that you will), you can also hire a professional bathtub repair technician to apply a commercial non-slip treatment to your tub or shower for a little more than the price of a bottle of Johnny Grip.
The benefit of hiring a professional is that their treatments are usually formulated for your particular surface in your bathroom and some even come with a lifetime guarantee.
The draw back of a bathtub mat is that it can get quite moldy underneath it if it is not cleaned on a regular basis.
By applying a nonslip finish to your bathtub, shower stall or on your bathroom tiles, maintenance is kept to a minimum and you will fix your slippery tile permanently making your bathroom a safer place for you and your family to enjoy bath time once again without the worry of slipping and falling.