Retrofitting with Non-Slip Flooring | SlipNOT® 


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According to the National Safety Council over 9 million disabling slip and fall injuries occur each year.  No matter the industry, slip and falls must be a main concern for companies.  This may seem like an overwhelming task if there are large work platforms, stair cases, or walkways that are slippery and need to be made safe.  SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring makes transforming slippery walking areas into safe environments easy.

SlipNOT® non-slip metal safety products are easily retrofitted over existing slippery flooring.  The products can be welded or bolted over any type of flooring such as wood, concrete and metal.  Products can be custom fabricated to fit over any slippery situation.  Non-slip products increase worker confidence and can help increase productivity.

Learn more about SlipNOT®’s slip resistant solutions to these common slippery areas:

Custom Applications
Stair Tread Covers
Ladder Rung Covers
Metal Grating

Catwalks, work platforms, drainage areas, crossovers, loading ramps and maintenance areas among others can often become dangerous when coated with slippery substances, dust or even just from high use.  Replacing the entire floor may be a time consuming, expensive and labor intensive process that companies may not see as an option.  SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring has a solution that will provide workers with safe flooring, and not require a complete shutdown of the work area.  SlipNOT® non-slip metal plate, expanded metal or perforated plate can be easily retrofit over the existing flooring making it safe.

Refurbishing: Dangerous metal flooring such as plate or grating can also be sent directly to SlipNOT® and the slip resistant coating can be applied directly to it.  This process refurbishes the existing flooring and creates a safe work space

Areas that can benefit from refurbishing or retrofitting SlipNOT®:

  • Food processing platforms
  • Floor scales
  • Catwalks
  • Entrance ways
  • Manufacturing work areas
  • Drainage areas
  • Truck platforms
  • Machine maintenance areas
  • Many others


SlipNOT® can custom fabricate the retrofitting material to the size and specifications needed.  Expanded metal, perforated plate and solid plate can all be welded or bolted onto existing flooring.  SlipNOT® products are available in steel, stainless steel or aluminum for any work environment.

Featured Case Studies:


University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Galvanized non-slip expansion joint cover plates were installed on walkways at the University of Texas at San Antonio to keep faculty and students safe on campus. Galvanized steel covers are corrosion resistant and low maintenance.

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Decorative Panels Int'l.

Alpena, MI

SlipNOT® retrofitted steel expanded metal over Decorative Panels International’s slick flooring. This provided safety for their employees while performing product inspections.

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Stairways can be one of the most dangerous places in a facility.  High use, substances dragged on by shoes, and drainage problems can create a slippery situation.  SlipNOT® slip resistant metal products can be easily retrofit over existing stairs and eliminate the slip and fall hazard.  Non-slip plate, expanded metal or perforated plate can be formed into entire treads or simply nosings and can be applied to any type of stair including cement, wood or metal.

Stairways that can benefit from SlipNOT®:

  • Commercial stairways
  • School stairs
  • Exterior steps
  • Grating stairways
  • Parking garage stairs
  • Manufacturing steps
  • Stairs at a wastewater treatment plant
  • Many more


SlipNOT® perforated plate, expanded metal or solid plate can be easily welded or bolted onto existing wood, cement, metal or carpet stairs.  Nosings and treads are custom fabricated for easy installation.  Nosings can also be sold in stock lengths and cut in the field.  Steel, aluminum and stainless steel non-slip treads and nosings are versatile for different environmental needs.  SlipNOT® stair treads and stair covers exceed OSHA Standard 1910.24F for slip resistance.

Featured Case Studies:


Spring Arbor University

Jackson, MI

Spring Arbor University retrofits galvanized steel plate over crumbling concrete stairs to help provide safety to students, faculty and visitors.

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Edwards Hospital

Joliet, IL

SlipNOT® retrofits existing slippery stairs with slip resistant plate for Edwards Hospital in Joliet, IL.

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Slip and fall accidents from ladders nearly always result in some sort of injury.  Depending on the height of the ladder, serious injury can occur.  It is not always an option to replace an entire ladder so retrofitting the ladder rungs with a non-slip ladder rung cover is an easy and instant solution.  SlipNOT® slip resistant ladder rung covers easily weld over existing ladder rungs creating a safe climbing experience.

Ladders that can benefit from SlipNOT®:

  • Access ladders
  • Machinery ladders
  • School ladders
  • Ladders used for maintenance
  • Oil rig ladders
  • Ladders in a utility vault
  • Truck ladders
  • Among others


SlipNOT® ladder rung covers can be welded or bolted on to most types of existing ladders.  Slip resistant ladder rung covers are available in stock sizes for fabrication in the field, or can be shipped prefabricated by SlipNOT®.  Ladder rung covers are available in steel, stainless steel and aluminum.  SlipNOT® ladder rung covers exceed the OSHA standard 1926.1053 (a)(6)(i) and OSHA standard 1910.26 (a)(1)(v) for slip resistant ladder rung covers.

Featured Case Studies:


Salsbury Science Center

Sioux Falls, SD

Slip resistant ladder rungs fabricated for access ladders at the Salsbury Science Center. A slip resistant material was required for individuals utilizing access ladders to reach different levels of the science center.

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General Electric

Bucyrus, OH

General Electric contacted SlipNOT® to provide a slip resistant solution for ladder rungs in a facility that makes high efficiency light bulbs.

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Grating is extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of environments.  Vault covers, work platforms, drainage basins, trench covers, stairways and crossovers constructed of metal grating can become dangerous from any remains of slippery substances that drain through them.  Replacing large areas of grating is very labor intensive and may call for a large amount of down time.  SlipNOT® offers options for retrofitting slip resistant safety overtop of slippery grating.  Non-slip solid plate, expanded metal and perforated plate all create a high traction surface in every direction.

Grating areas that can benefit from retrofitting  SlipNOT®:

  • Stair treads
  • Platforms
  • Walkways
  • Vault covers
  • Drains
  • Crossovers
  • Mezzanines
  • Among others


Non-slip expanded metal can be easily tack welded or bolted on to existing grating.  SlipNOT® expanded metal provides safety as well as complete drainage capabilities.  Slip resistant perforated plate provides a more solid approach to retrofitting grating while still providing drainage for liquids.  Perforated plate is available in a variety of hole sizes and spacing.  Solid SlipNOT® plate easily redesigns work areas that no longer have a need for complete drainage.  All products are available in steel, aluminum and stainless steel and can be custom fabricated to fit the work space.

Featured Case Studies:

Oil and gas

Baker Hughes

Houston, TX

SlipNOT® coats steel expanded metal to retrofit over Baker Hughes existing slick grating.

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Metals and mining


Elko, NV

Newmont Mining Corporation needed an easy slip resistant option for their slippery grating treads. SlipNOT® provided flattened expanded metal due to its instant safety.

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