alternative uses

3 innovative uses for Sliprotex

Sliprotex is the dust sheet of the future but it boasts a wealth of uses above and beyond the ordinary catching of paint drips. Sliprotex is a unique fabric offering an absorbent upper layer and waterproof backing – making it perfect for catching and containing liquid. Plus, this fabric can be used again and again.

While we recommend this particularly for delivery men and tradespeople such as plumbers, it can also be used for a variety of household tasks. Here are 3 things you could use Sliprotex for in your daily life.

1.The ideal doormat

Due to its absorbent qualities, a square of Sliprotex makes a fantastic doormat – especially in wet weather conditions. Households with dogs will benefit as moisture is drawn from wet paws as they pass over the threshold, and its a great way to stop the muddy trail from wet wellies too.

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  1. Weaning

Lets face it, babies and toddlers are messy creatures, especially when it comes to feeding. If, like lots of households, your décor came along before your little one, you might have chosen light flooring and beige carpets – not the ideal complement for puréed carrot. When your toddler starts to throw food from the highchair with gay abandon a square of Sliprotex can save you countless hours scrubbing the floor. It’ll absorb the moisture from the food, protecting your floors, and it’s self-adherent when placed on carpets or wood so it won’t slide across the floor.

  1. Cleaning

Whether you’re emptying the vents in your washing machine, cleaning your oven, or bleaching the bathroom, Sliprotex can protect your floors from unslightly mess, waste water and cleaning products.

For tradespeople and home-owners alike, a square of Sliprotex goes a long, long way! Talk to us about your requirements today.

wet weather dust sheets

Why are dust sheets intrinsic to your business’ reputation

During the winter months rainy skies churn up the earth creating muddy slippery surfaces both outside and in. For delivery and tradesmen this can be a problem as their jobs entail a great deal of walking inside and out again to pick up tools, products and more. In this situation, wet weather can pose several problems. Firstly, it means you often can’t help but tread mud and dirt into the house; secondly, walking the wet indoors causes slip risks.

Dirty carpets and damaged floors

All things considered, dirty carpets may seem like a trivial issue; however consider the cost of replacing one and you could run into hundreds of pounds. Neither you nor your customer wants to have to pay out for this.

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But beyond the damage to your business in terms of the cost of compensation is the harm this can cause to your company’s reputation. In general, consumers are much happier to talk about the faults a company has than its benefits.

Just type into Google “delivery men damaged floor” and you will find hundreds of examples. In several cases, a good dust sheet could have prevented or minimised damage.

Slip risks

Perhaps even more serious is the threat of slippery floors, which can be a nightmare when it comes to the health and safety of both your delivery team and the public. Wet weather and popular wood or laminate flooring together can be a bit of a nightmare for delivery and tradesmen, as well as the general public.

If you slip on wet flooring you can cause damage to the household interior, the products you are carrying and injury to yourself. Slippery floors can also be a hazard for the public, which could lead to costly claims against your company and damage your reputation for quality service.

No one can take all the risks out of life but the right dust sheet could minimise or in some cases even prevent damage to property or injury. If you are seeking protective floor coverings for your business speak to Griffith – we’ll help you source the dust sheet that best meets your needs.

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Beat the snow with Sliprotex

Nearly the entire country has woken up to a beautiful winter wonderland in the past week. But while snow might look pretty but it can play havoc with our day to day lives, especially when you’re walking in and out of doors.

If you’re a deliveryman or a builder you may feel than you’re traipsing wet footprints into other people’s homes. And if your customers have laminate flooring the wet can cause slips and falls.

Sometimes a regular dustsheet just won’t cut the mustard that’s why we’ve introduced the revolutionary new Sliprotex dustsheets! As we’ve said before, Sliprotex is a non-slip, water absorbent material which allows you to protect your customers’ flooring and stay safe on the job – even in the snowy weather!!

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Snow can be slippery
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Glaziers – Do you worry about trip hazards on the job?

In any industry tripping can be a difficult hazard to overcome but if you’re fitting windows or working with glass it is absolutely imperative. If you’re protecting floors with dustsheets, unless you spend time taping them down, they could pose a trip hazard. However, by choosing Sliprotex you can lessen the risk, save time, and get on with your job more quickly!

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Sliprotex – the non slip dust sheet

Sliprotex is a great dust sheet solution for businesses such as glaziers and window fitters, where tripping could be incredibly dangerous and detrimental on the job. Why?

1. It is self adhesive so you don’t have to spend time taping down dustsheets

2. It has an absorbent top layer, so spillages are soaked up (and the plastic backing ensures liquid doesn’t soak through to the floor)

3. It sticks to any surface from carpet to tiles, without damaging the floor underneath

4. It even goes up stairs – an area where laying traditional dustsheets can be difficult and time consuming

Sliprotex is the next generation of non slip dustsheet and has been specifically created to make life easier for glaziers, window fitters, builders, home improvement companies and even DIY enthusiasts. Find out more about what Sliprotex can do for you and your business at Griffith, the dust sheet specialist.

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What you don’t know about dust sheets

There’s more to dustsheets than you might think!At Griffith we stock a range of covers and dustsheets in fabrics and thicknesses for all your needs, whether you’re painting, building or moving heavy furniture/ appliances.

If you’re a business who delivers heavy goods such as furniture or fridges, we recommend Sliprotex. One of the major problems companies face is wooden flooring which can be marked easily and irreparably. But regular dustsheets can cause trip hazards and the possibility of slipping as they slide on polished floors.

Sliprotex dustsheets from Griffith
Sliprotex dustsheets from Griffith

Sliprotex is an innovative material which moulds to the curves and contours of the floor. With its anti-slip backing it can even go up stairs, allowing you to get to your destination safely.

This material will also soak up spillages with its absorbant fabric top cover, but the water resistant membrane means liquid cannot penetrate it – so it’s fantastic for painting jobs too!

Sliprotex can be used to protect any surface; from carpets to tiles. And because it’s self-adhesive (and easily removable of course), it eliminates the need to tape the fabric down.

For more information on Sliprotex, please get in touch.

Cotton dust sheets

Relying on complete protection from cotton dust sheets?

If you’re looking for great cotton dust sheets look no further, at Griffith we have a wide range of cotton dust sheets catering for a variety of needs.

Cotton dust sheets are available in a wealth of different sizes and thicknesses depending on the space you need to cover and the work you are undertaking.

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Cotton dust sheets

For joinery and glazing work consider the 100% Utility Cotton Calico. These cotton dust sheets are of tightly woven construction, and a great all-rounder.

Professional decorators may lean towards the heavy duty cotton twill dustsheet which guarantees to save your furnishings from paint damage. Thinner cotton dust sheets may well be cheaper, but they do not offer such a high level of protection. In addition, this professional quality cotton twill dust sheet has a long working life – an investment worth making.

For building work you need a cotton dust sheet which can tackle more rugged uses. Tightly woven and incredibly durable is the heavy duty cotton canvas; a dust sheet which offers greater protection during general building works.

However, for complete peace of mind protection the Ultraguard super weight cotton drill is the professionals’ choice. These cotton dust sheets are the ultimate in high density, woven cotton – just try to penetrate one!

The most simple advice we can offer when buying cotton dust sheets is don’t skimp on quality – cheaper dust sheets are generally much thinner, offering a far reduced level of protection. This may mean buying twice the fabric and doubling over and it will probably cost you more.

At Griffith we cater for your needs, providing the following sizes in cotton dust sheets:

  • 12’ x 6’ (3.65 x 1.8)
  • 12′ x 9′ (3.65 x 2.75)
  • 12′ x 12′ (3.65 x 3.65)
  • 12’ x 15’ (3.65 x 4.65)
  • 24′ x 3′ (7.3 x 9)

Made to measure sizes are available on request.