In order to improve safety of bath and shower surfaces and minimize risk of falling on wet, slippery surfaces, manufacturers have developed various products and materials to apply to the floor surface to increase friction. Some products are simply appliqué materials that are stuck on the surface, and other products are available which need to be sprayed or brushed onto the floor.

An inquiry on the worldwide web can show the multitude of products that are being sold for this need. Some manufacturers even create a textured surface in their initial thermoforming or molding process.