Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Get Rid of Slippery Bathtubs! Use SlipDoctors Non-Slip Treatment

 Use in Baths or Showers

bathtub that was treated with slipdoctors non-slip treatment

When we moved into our house in 2016, one of the first things I noticed was that the bathtub floor was slippery!  I mean dangerously so.  Stepping over the side, I had to hold on to the wall because my foot would slip when lifting my other leg in.  It was scary!    After a few months, I knew I had to do something.  I dreaded taking a shower because I was honestly was afraid I would fall.  

When I looked up on the internet what to do for slippery bathtubs, I first thing I saw with the textured rubber stick ons that you can put on the floor of your tub.  So I ordered some.  When they arrived, I cleaned the tub and let it dry and stuck them on.  I immediately hated how it looked, I felt like I was back in the 70's.  Those stickers looked pretty tacky.  However, they did stop my slipping problem, even though I didn't care for the feeling of stepping on them.  I figured it was the price I would have to pay to be safe.  Unfortunately, less than a month later, when I was cleaning the tub, I noticed that the stickers were starting to peel off. I remember thinking.....there has got to be a better solution than buying and applying these ugly stickers once a month.  

So back to the internet I went.  This time, I looked on You Tube to see if there were any how to videos on preventing slippery bath tubs.  I took a look at a few different ones, and I found out there are solutions you can put on your bathtub or shower floors to give them a more stable grip when wet.  Many of them were a bit more complicated than I wanted and some could actually cause harm to your tub, like one that called for sanding your tub floor!  I didn't want to do anything like that and end up with a scuffed up awful looking bathtub.  

I decided to take a look on Amazon.  I typed "preventing slippery bathtubs" in the search bar and the first thing that came up was "SlipDoctors Bathtub & Shower Kit | Non-Slip Treatment for Ceramic or Enamel Tubs & Tiled Showers"  When I looked further, I began to get hopeful.  It seems easy to apply and it got good reviews from other customers.  This is the video I found showcasing this product:

I ordered it.  I knew I would be kicking myself, if it didn't work, but I had to try.  A couple days later, when it arrived, I handed it over to my husband and said "please put this on the bathtub."  He was happy to, as he didn't like the slippery tub floor any more than I did.  I am allergic to many chemicals, even soap,  or I would have done it myself, I was just that anxious to try it!

It didn't take long at all, after washing the tub and wiping it dry.  The solution was dry in a short time as well, but I let it sit a couple hours just to make sure.   I finally was ready to see if it worked.  I turned on the water and stepped in and I had no slippage!  I even tried to slide my foot across the tub floor and it was difficult.  However, picking when my foot straight up, the floor was not at all sticky.  The floor looked exactly the same and felt the same under my feet.  It was like a miracle!  My slippery bathtub floor problem was solved.

They gave us enough for two applications, but believe it or not, 7 years later it still is as non-slip as the day it was applied.  Now that is what I call a GREAT product!  

Remember, you must get the right product for the type of tub or shower you want to apply it to.  We got the ceramic and enamel treatment,  but if you have an  acrylic or fiberglass shower or tub, make sure you get the treatment for that.  The two different treatment are in the links below. 

slipdoctors bathtub and shower kit

Ceramic and Enamel

slipdoctors acrylic and fiberglass non-slip treatment

To look at all of the products that are available from SlipDoctors, click the link below:

SlipDoctors Treatments

I highly recommend this product, it worked perfectly for us and has lasted for over 7 years.  We no longer have to worry about our safety while showering and that is worth much more than the price of the treatment.

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  1. Excellent review, Tracey. I have a pretty good bathmat right now, but even that slips now and then. I stayed with my son awhile last Spring while looking for an apartment just after I moved and their tub/shower is VERY slippery and I had to get a bathmat to put in as I worried about falling. I will definitely be looking into this SlipDoctor treatment for my tub.

    1. It is worth the price, trust me, I am so glad I no longer have to worry when taking a shower.

  2. Wow! 7 years of duration is impressive, especially since I know you clean your tub often. You are so right about how dangerous a tub can be when slick. Our cousin's wife slipped in her tub, hit her head and died from the injury. It is absolutely imperative to have a gripping surface in a bathtub or shower. Anyone with a slippery tub or shower needs this product!

    1. Over the years I have recommended this product to many of my friends and they all love it too! Not one single person had a bad experience. I don't know how it works, but it really does work!

  3. This sounds like a really terrific product, Tracey! Even though we installed grab bars in our tub/shower surround, I still worry occasionally about slipping and falling on such a hard surface, especially at my age. I will definitely look into this product and appreciate your enthusiastic, time-tested recommendation.

  4. WOW a product that is still working after 7 years, that is impressive. What a great solution for young kids as well.

  5. We have a slippery shower basin. I don't usually shower, I prefer the bath but didn't want anyone else slipping in the shower, so bought one of those non slip mats. It works great BUT, if you don't lift it off after showering and hang it to dry, it develops mold on the underneath. Not Good! As I don't use the shower, I try to get the ones who do to lift the mat but they often forget. Applying a coat like you suggest sounds easy and would cut out the mold problem with the mat

  6. A slippery bathtub or shower can be so dangerous and this product you have found sounds wonderful to solve the issue! The fact that it has lasted on your surfaces for 7 years is a fantastic result . Thank you for sharing your experience.

  7. This sounds like a winner to me. Thanks Tracey for this review and I'm happy that it has lasted 7 years and is still going strong.


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