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SAFETY FLOORING

As well as offering a wide range of anti-slip tiles and mosaics, Waxman also offers bespoke copings, edging and gratings to ensure a seamless finish across pool projects

Flooring That Protects What’s Important For the spaces that surround swimming pools and spas, there’s literally no room for any slip-ups when it comes to safety flooring, especially if you are a commercial operator. With flooring materials assessed for how slippery they are when wet and under foot, there’s extra pressure to ensure floors provide a safe level of grip regardless of the conditions. Thankfully, there’s a wide choice of materials available to suit any application and budget. In this issue, we examine the options that are enhancing safety in wet leisure environments By Andrea Hartshorne

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hether you’re responsible for a huge wet leisure facility or a small hot tub at home, the safety of the people using products that involve water will always be a prime concern. Many traditional surfaces used around swimming pools and in changing rooms can be very slippery in wet conditions and accidents often occur. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to reduce accidents in both domestic and commercial environments. The good news is that there are so many options now available, in so many styles and colours, themes can be incorporated into the safety flooring and pool surround and more so that everything flows and is seamless and we take a look at a range of options that are available this season.

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SLIPPROTECT SLATTED WET ROOM MATS INCLUDE A UNIQUE CROSSRIBBED DESIGN Specialist provider of industrial health and safety matting, First Mats recently announced the release of a new breed of wet room safety mat that increases comfort and safety when used in areas where bare feet are common and the risk of slips are high. The new SlipProtect mats have been developed using high-quality PVC material with a focus on decreasing the risk of slips and falls in swimming pool areas. By raising users above the flat surface of the floor, where water can collect and increase the risk of slips, these mats ensure user safety across the board. “The SlipProtect mat provides the best in

First Mats recently announced the release of a new breed of wet room safety mat that increases comfort and safety when used in areas where bare feet are common

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) October 2019  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) October 2019  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...