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Should I use a non-slip mat in the bathtub?

Hi everyone,

I recently moved to a new apartment with an old bathtub. I've noticed that the surface of the tub is quite slippery and I'm worried about slipping and falling while taking a shower or bath. I've heard about non-slip mats for the bathtub, but I'm not sure if they're necessary or effective.

Have any of you used a non-slip mat in your bathtub? Was it helpful in preventing slips and falls? Are there any downsides to using one? I want to make sure that I'm taking the necessary precautions to stay safe in the bathroom, but I also don't want to waste money on a product that won't actually make a difference.

Thanks in advance for your advice and insights!

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deborah32

Hi everyone,

I have actually used a non-slip mat in my bathtub, and while it did provide some extra grip, it didn't fully solve the slippery surface problem. The mat I had tended to move around a lot, which made me nervous when I was standing up and moving around in the shower.

Eventually, I found a better solution by applying an anti-slip coating to the bottom of the bathtub. This product worked amazingly and I didn't need to bother with a mat anymore. The coating dries clear, so you don't even notice it's there, but it definitely adds a lot of extra grip and traction. Plus, it is a more permanent solution that will not require you to remove or clean any extra accessory regularly.

That being said, if this is not the solution you're looking for at the moment, a non-slip mat is still a decent option and can provide some extra stability in the bathtub. If you're willing to spend a bit more, an anti-slip coating may be a better long-term solution.

celestine.carroll

Hi there,

I have personally been using a non-slip mat in my bathtub for the past few months and it has made a significant difference in preventing slips and falls. My bathtub was also quite slippery and I had a few close calls before deciding to invest in a mat.

I found that the non-slip mat creates a secure surface to stand on, even when the tub is wet. It also adds a bit of cushioning to the tub floor, which is nice for long baths. The only downside I've experienced so far is that the mat does require regular cleaning to prevent mold and mildew from growing under it.

Overall, I highly recommend using a non-slip mat in the bathtub if you're concerned about safety. It's a small investment that can potentially prevent a serious injury.

alberta97

Hi all,

I've been using a non-slip mat in my bathtub for quite some time now and I must say that it has made my showering experience much safer and stable. As I'm getting older, I've become more cautious about my bathroom safety. The non-slip mat adds a lot of grip and traction, even when the bottom of the bathtub is wet, which can be especially useful for the elderly or those with mobility issues.

One downside that I have observed using the mat over time is that the suction cups on the bottom of the mat can sometimes damage the enamel on the surface of the tub. However, this hasn't been a huge concern, and it's worth the tradeoff for the added safety.

Overall, I would definitely recommend using a non-slip mat to anyone that has concerns about the safety of their bathtub. It's an easy and effective way to prevent slips and falls and enjoy a relaxing shower experience.

vbechtelar

Hi all,

I've actually used both a non-slip mat and an anti-slip coating in my bathtub. The non-slip mat was initially my go-to solution, but I found that it required a lot of maintenance. I had to clean it regularly to prevent mildew from growing underneath, and the suction cups would sometimes leave marks on the bathtub.

After some research, I decided to try an anti-slip coating and it was a game changer. The coating creates an invisible layer of grip, so I didn't have to worry about any extra accessories in the tub. It also made the bathtub feel more slip-resistant overall.

The coating I used has held up really well over time, without any signs of peeling or flaking. And it wasn't too difficult to apply either - it comes in a spray bottle, so you just spray it onto the bottom of the tub and let it dry.

Overall, I definitely prefer the anti-slip coating over a non-slip mat. While both options may work to some extent, the coating is a more permanent solution that doesn't require a lot of upkeep.

wblanda

Hello,

I have personally never used a non-slip mat in my bathtub, but my friend recently got one and was very happy with it. She said that it made her feel much more secure while showering and eliminated the fear of slipping.

She also mentioned that the mat was easy to install and remove for cleaning. Another positive aspect was that the mat wasn't too bulky and didn't take up too much space in the tub.

Although I haven't tried it firsthand, I do think using a non-slip mat in the bathtub is a great idea for anyone who's worried about slipping. It's an affordable and simple solution that can potentially save you from an injury.

marquise56

Hi there,

I personally haven't used a non-slip mat or an anti-slip coating in my bathtub, but my bathroom has a number of safety features that help prevent slips and falls.

One of the most effective features is a textured surface on the bottom of the bathtub. The surface creates some added grip, even when the bathtub is wet, which makes me feel much more secure when showering.

Another feature we have is a grab bar installed on the wall above the bathtub. The bar can be used to steady yourself while getting in and out of the tub, and also provides extra support when you're standing up or sitting down.

While I can't speak to the effectiveness of non-slip mats or anti-slip coatings, I would highly recommend exploring other safety features for your bathroom, such as textured tub surfaces or grab bars. These options can be helpful for anyone, regardless of age or mobility, and can prevent accidents before they occur.

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