When it rains, the slickness of epoxy flooring and other floor coatings is a major concern. Many anti-slip additives, such as aluminum oxide, sand, or polymer-based grit like shark grip, are recommended by manufacturers.

Epoxy, polyurethane, and polyurethane floor coatings are non-porous, resulting in a surface being so smooth. Even though this type of surface is fine while dry, the spilling of water or oil can cause it to become slippery, posing a danger.

Let’s look at the most effective ways to make your epoxy floor less slippery.


How to Make a Floor Skid Resistant?

Here are some of the best ways to make epoxy floors less slippery:

Silica Sand

Silica Sand is added on top of the floor coating to make it bumpy and less slippery. This helps to make your garage’s epoxy floor less likely to slip.

Since sand can be seen through a clear coat, you need a colored top coat to make the floor look better. However, Silica sand coating is hard to mop, gets small cracks over time, and it breaks due to high traffic. Sharp silica points are fragile, so they can break off, especially when there is a lot of traffic.

Shark Grip

Shark Griphow is a simple way to make epoxy flooring less slippery. It can also be used to add fine texture, and reduce gloss at the same time.

This non-slip ingredient can help epoxy paint work better. It can be added to almost any kind of paint or varnish. It goes well with most stains and paints, both oil-based and latex-based.

When used on a thicker final coat, Shark Grip doesn’t work because the small beads sink below the surface. Aside from that, it is definitely one of the best ways to fix a slippery garage floor.

Aluminum Oxide Additive

Most of the time, this additive is used in an industrial setting where maximum grip is needed or where the surface is very slippery.

Aluminum oxide is added to urethane finishes that are made with water. In some situations, the smooth, soft surface of polyurethane is better than the hard, glassy surface of aluminum oxide urethane.

Aluminum is hard to clean because it is rough and gets a lot of dirt stuck in it.

Anti-slip Grit

The easiest way to make a garage floor less slippery is to paint it with non-slip paint or use epoxy flooring with anti-slip grit.

The anti-skid additive is added to the final coat mix to make a surface that is smooth enough to walk on with bare feet but rough enough to keep people from slipping in wet conditions.


This coating is put on the epoxy flooring to make them less slippery. SparkleTuff is easy to use because you don’t need any primers or treatments before you put it on. The anti-slip floor coating has just the right amount of alumina (aluminum oxide) to make it rough.

SparkleTuff Anti-Slip Floor Coating is safe and easy to use (you only need one coat!).

This anti-slip floor coating is very strong and resistant to wear and chemicals. It is also more resistant to acids and alkalis, and it can be used for things that need to be done underwater. It stands up well to the effects of weather and dirt, and it doesn’t rust or corrode easily.


Containment Mat

People who reside in places where it snows are told to get these. A large amount of water, road salt, and snow get on these mats. They help soak up the excess water, which would make a mess and make the ground slippery otherwise.

You can put them in a line underneath your feet to make a safe place to walk. As soon as these mats get humid, you can hang them to dry them faster.

This is a quick fix that only works temporarily, and you need at least two sets. You need a spare set to use while the wet mats dry. This is a simple and short-term way to make epoxy flooring less slippery.

Carpet Runners

One of the best things about these carpets is that they come in different sizes, shapes, and lengths. All of these choices enable you to choose the carpets that will make your garage floor look nice and make it less slippery at the same time.

Most of them are resistant to stains, easy to clean, and come in various colors. If your floor gets a lot of water and snow, you can also use synthetic rubber and PVC vinyl.

Final Words

If you want a more permanent fix for a slippery epoxy floor, you should look into flooring options that will make the floor less slippery.

Our industrial and commercial flooring experts can help you find a permanent solution for slippery epoxy flooring.

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