While the bathroom may be a small space in your home, its slippery and hard surfaces make it one of the most dangerous as well. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 234,000 non-fatal bathroom injuries occurred in the United States involving people aged 15 and older. Today, leading roofers and bathroom remodeling experts from Krier’s Construction guide you on how you can remodel your bathroom to be safer for your whole family.
1. Dispose of Your Throw Rugs
Slippery throw rugs are the leading cause of household falls. If you cannot do away with them, keep them in place by attaching double-sided tape, tacks, or slip-resistant backings.
2. Elevate Your Toilet Seat
You may want to consider getting an elevated toilet seat if you have elders in your household. A lower toilet seat can cause falls due to them having to exert more effort to reach for the seat. Coupled with safety bars, the extra height provides additional support and stability for individuals over the age of 65, who are at higher risk of encountering bathroom accidents.
3. Invest in Slip-Resistant Floor Tiles
According to a trusted general contractor, one crucial factor that people shouldn’t forget is the material of their floor tiles. Getting slip-resistant floor tiles increases the traction of your bathroom floor, letting you move around with ease. Glossy tiles get extremely slippery when wet. You are more likely to slip stepping out of a bath and stepping on a slick surface than stepping in a bath.
4. Take It Easy
Anything you do quickly may result in an error or an accident. The same goes for going to the bathroom. Don’t rush while taking a shower, and make sure that you’re paying attention to your surroundings once you are done.
Aside from bathroom remodeling, we also offer landscaping. We are dedicated to providing you exceptional service in every job we partake in. Call us today at (920) 233-3633 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Appleton, WI.