Hardwood floors may be beautiful, but after a while they may become quite slippery and lose grip. That would actually cause you to have to walk very slowly and cautiously, especially if you’re an elderly individual, if you have young children in the house or if you’ve got some sort of ailment that hampers your mobility or balance.


There are some very useful things you can do if you want to improve the traction of your hardwood floor, to ensure the safety and peace of mind of your family and friends. Check those options out below.


  • Use non-skid clear tape on the steps, staircases and in corridors which are used a lot. Believe it or not, the non-skid tape actually enhances the look of your home. You can get that great grip and traction you want, with the same level of elegance that you desire. The only issue is that the tape’s adhesive may actually remove some of the floor when it’s being replaced. That shouldn’t be too much of an issues if you’re outing back the non-skid tape in the exact same position it was in before.
  • Use carpet stair treads to help increase the traction on your staircase. Ensure that you secure the treads with double-sided carpet tape. Also, if you decide that you’re going to be covering the entire staircase with treads, you can place a rug at the bottom of it to improve the traction there as well.
  • Use floor coating that’s non-skid. It’s a great way to increase traction without sacrificing the quality of your hardwood flooring. You can even opt for the extra shine brands which give your floor a greater glow to combat dullness. You never have to have it replaced, as in other options for improving floor traction.


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