At Wood and Beyond we are conscious that while you know you can install wood flooring in bathrooms and kitchens, many of you still prefer tiles as your first choice. This is at least part of the reason why we’re now stocking a great selection of both bathroom and kitchen tiles. You can find our complete range here.

We’re sure you’ll agree that each and every one of these tile options looks great. And when people make a choice about their tiles, one of the most important factors they consider is how the tiles look. That’s completely understandable. But after great looks, safety is usually high on most peoples’ agenda.

When it comes to safety, grip levels are what you need to be thinking about. And like most technical elements of flooring, working out what level you need and what you don’t need can be complicated. That’s why, in this article, our aim is to help you by explaining what is meant by bathroom floor tiles grip levels.

At Wood and Beyond we currently have tiles in stock that have an anti-slip filter of R9 or R10, but what does this actually mean?

When you shop for tiles, you’ll start to see that some tiles don’t even have a slip rating. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re dangerous, it just means that the manufacturer has chosen to only offer the minimum level of slip protection. That said, it is important to point out that no tiles are ever completely slip-proof and in fact, in most areas of the home a minimal level of slip protection is sufficient for most people’s needs. The areas where you need to pay particular attention are in the likes of wet rooms or outside; but read on and we’ll explain the anti-slip filters we have in stock right now.

R9 bathroom floor tiles grip level

The grip level of any tile is determined by the amount of friction the tile has on its surface and an R9 tile has a low friction level. This level of grip is ideal for parts of the home that you’d expect to be dry most of the time. In a standard bathroom for example, where you are more than likely to use a bathmat to come out of the wet areas and cross into the dry areas, an R9 grip level would be fine.

R10 bathroom floor tiles grip level

An R10 tile has a medium level of friction, which means that it has a slightly higher level of grip. If you live in a house full of teenagers or sports fanatics that are always in and out of the shower, leaving their water traces behind, you might want to plump for an R10 level of grip. Perfectly suited to inside domestic floors that occasionally get a soaking, our range of R10 bathroom tiles will give you a bit more peace of mind.

If you’re shopping for tiles, it’s important to take the time to look beyond the colour, shape and size of the tile that attracts your attention initially and consider the grip level. No one knows your home like you do and only you will know if your bathroom is likely to take a regular soaking or not. All of that said, if you’re shopping for tiles and have questions running through your mind, it costs absolutely nothing to reach out and ask for help. We’re here to help you make the very best decisions possible for your flooring, and we have tons of great ideas that we’d love to share with you.