Roll-Traction®

Portable Anti-Slip Walkway Solution for Large Areas

Create a secure anti-slip area quickly by unrolling our heavy-duty, flexible, polymeric geomembrane on walkways, decks, flooring, and more.

Temporary or Permanent

High strength and puncture resistant, you can unroll our Roll-Traction covers for temporary installation, then roll up for storage. Or, use fasteners and adhesives for a more permanent solution.

Safeguard® Roll-Traction® Anti-Slip Walkway Cover

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Exceeds OSHA & ADA Guidelines

Independent lab testing confirms that our superior composition is nearly double both the OSHA and ADA guidelines for Coefficient of Friction values, even in wet or oily conditions.

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Grit to Suit Your Application

Roll-Traction overcomes dangerous conditions on walkways, decks, and flooring. Choose from four grit options: Coarse, Fine, Extra Fine, or Super Fine.

Industry Spotlight
Land Drilling
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Hazards associated with working around drilling fluid or ‘mud’ include unsafe slippery surfaces. Roll-Traction is a proven way to provide sufficient friction to avoid slips and falls.

Base Material

High Strength Geomembrane

Base Thickness

0.068 inches (1.72 mm)

Standard Sizes

Inches Meters
29″ (A)
40′ (B)
0.75 (A)
12 (B)
40″ (A)
30′ (B)
1 (A)
9 (B)
58″ (A)
20′ (B)
1.5 (A)
6 (B)
Roll traction dimensions

Custom widths are available up to 96” (2.4384 m) in length.

Roll-Traction is available in a range of grit options, depending on your application:

  • Coarse (Industrial)
  • Fine (Commercial)
  • Extra Fine (Residential)
  • Super Fine (Barefoot)

Not available in Super Coarse (Xtreme™) and Extra Coarse (Offshore) grit.

Coarse (Industrial) Grade
Coarse (Industrial) Grade
Fine (Commercial) Grade
Fine (Commercial) Grade
Extra Fine (Residential) Grade
Extra Fine (Residential) Grade
Super Fine (Barefoot) Grade
Super Fine (Barefoot) Grade

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Choose grit and thickness to suit your application

Grade Average Thickness
Inches
Average Thickness
Millimeters
Coarse 0.101″ 2.6 mm
Fine 0.095″ 2.4 mm
Extra Fine 0.087″ 2.2 mm
Super Fine 0.080″ 2.0 mm

Average Weight: 0.8 lb/sq. foot (3.9 kg/sq. meter) with Coarse grade grit

Roll-Traction™ Color Options

Standard and Safety Colors

Use for a variety of industrial and safety applications. Color and markings can be used to attract attention, designate caution, and communicate safety information.

Glow-in-the-Dark Colors

In darkness or a power outage, HiGlo-Traction Photoluminescent colors highlight the way.

Two-Tone Color Configuration

A contrasting color defines the edge and provides added awareness of a change in surface. Due to the length of the rolls, two-tone color configurations are only available at the ends, across the width of the cover.

The colors on this web page serve only as a visual guide for initial selection of color. Actual finished product color may vary slightly from the version shown on your monitor based on grit size (coarseness) as well as the base material of construction. To see the actual color, please request a product sample.

The ideal place for safety messaging is on the floor where eyes should be focused. Embed warnings, instructions, and more into Roll-Traction covering.

Roll traction with safety message

Roll-Traction is custom manufactured in the USA to meet your application requirements. Contact us with any questions. Or, use the buttons below to request a sample or more information about our products.

Choose

  1. Size (Width/Length)
  2. Grade/Grit
  3. Color(s) & Messaging
  4. Preferred Method of Installation
Roll traction ordering

Roll-Traction is easy to install over wood, steel, and concrete (grating not recommended). Find instructions below for the appropriate substrate and method.

How to Install with Mechanical Fasteners

NOTE: To compensate for expansion/contraction over outdoor substrates (wood, concrete etc), use 1/8” larger drill bit than size recommended on the chart when drilling holes in your Safeguard® Cover. It is also important to leave a small space between Walkway Covers when assembling a series end to end. A space of approximately 1/4 inch should be left between sheets.

  1. Prior to drilling, determine placement of Cover on walkway or landing.
  2. SAFEGUARD® Covers are available with pre-drilled holes. If your Covers have pre-drilled holes, skip to STEP # 8.
  3. If your Walkway Cover does not have pre-drilled holes, position one Cover over the substrate and determine the desired location for the screws. There may be impediments that determine where the holes should be drilled: i.e. on wood, there may be spacing between boards.
  4. Once the position of the drill holes is determined, mark the underside of the Cover with a shop pencil or SharpieTM. Safeguard recommends that pre-drilled holes be at least 1” (25 mm) in from the edge of the Covers to avoid fracturing (FRP).
  5. Place Walkway Cover so that the bottom side is facing up. Always drill from the underside through to the gritted surface. We suggest using a wood plank underneath for support during the drilling operation.
  6. Using the appropriate sized drill bit from the Drill Bit Chart (Section 1), pre-drill the holes into the underside of your SAFEGUARD® Cover using the markings you created.
  7. Re-align your Cover with the pre-drilled holes in the precise position you want the Cover installed.
  8. (Pilot Holes) - Place a marking device in the predrilled holes and mark the substrate accordingly. If installing your Cover over wood, pilot holes are not necessary. SKIP TO STEP # 13.
  9. Remove the Walkway Cover.
  10. Drill the pilot holes to the appropriate depth indicated in the PILOT HOLE DEPTH guide (Section 1).
  11. Using a brush, broom, or ShopVacTM, remove the dust and debris caused by the drilling.
  12. If using masonry fasteners, once the surface is clear of dust and debris, insert the plastic sleeve into the pilot hole. The top of the insert sleeve should sit flush with the top of the pilot hole.
  13. Place the Walkway Cover over the area taking care to align the pre-drilled holes precisely with the pilot holes. If installing over wood or there are no pilot holes, simply align the Cover in the desired location.
  14. Insert the appropriate screw and torque until a tight fit/seal is achieved.
installation over wood installation over steel installation over concrete
  1. Prior to drilling, determine placement of Cover on walkway or landing.
  2. Mark drill hole positions on the bottom side of the Walkway Cover. Drill holes should be centrally located between grating bars. Hole positions should be at least 1” (25 mm) from the edges of the Walkway Cover.
  3. Measure drill hole locations from the sides of the Walkway Cover.
  4. Place Walkway Cover so that the bottom side is facing up. Always drill from the underside through to the gritted surface. We suggest using a wood plank underneath for support during the drilling operation.
  5. Using the appropriate sized drill bit from the Drill Bit Chart (Section 1), pre-drill the holes into the underside of your SAFEGUARD® Cover using the markings you created.
  6. Align your Cover with the pre-drilled holes
  7. Insert bolts into Walkway Cover.
  8. From underneath the Walkway or Landing, place the saddle clip, lock washer and then the lock nut on the bolts.
  9. Use the socket wrench to hold the locknut under the step.
  10. Insert the driver in the bolt head. Slowly tighten the bolt and make sure the saddle clip remains properly positioned on the grating bars. Warning – Do Not Over Torque!
  11. Securely fasten remaining saddle clip assemblies and ensure Walkway Cover is properly installed.
installation over grating

How to Install with Adhesive

Walkway Covers over Wood, Steel & Concrete

  1. Closely follow the surface preparation instructions for adhesive provided by Safeguard.
  2. Determine placement of the Cover.
  3. Using fine grade sandpaper, lightly abrade the underside of the Cover. This will help in promoting the bond with the adhesive.
  4. Insert the cartridge of SikaFlex 252 into a caulking gun and puncture the seal to initiate flow. Follow instructions on cartridge specifying temperature and cure time.
  5. Apply a ¼” bead of adhesive to the underside of the Cover, around the entire perimeter, 1-2” in from the edges.
  6. For large covers, a shaped bead is recommended through the middle of the Cover from corner to corner.
  7. Position the Cover over the surface in the desired position.
  8. Firmly push the Cover with adhesive onto the substrate taking care not to slide the Cover.
  9. To seal the Cover and prevent water from seeping underneath, run a bead of adhesive around the perimeter where the Cover and substrate meet.
installation with adhesive

How to Install with Mechanical Fasteners and Adhesive

Walkway Covers over Wood, Steel & Concrete

Follow Steps 1-14 for Mechanical Fasteners (above)

  1. Closely follow the surface preparation instructions for adhesive provided by Safeguard.
  2. Determine placement of Cover.
  3. Using fine grade sandpaper, lightly abrade the underside of the Cover. This will help in promoting the bond with the adhesive.
  4. Insert the cartridge into the caulking gun and puncture the seal to initiate flow. Follow instructions on cartridge specifying temperature and cure time.
  5. Apply a ¼” bead of adhesive (i.e. - Sikaflex 252) to the underside of the Cover allowing a 1-2” inch bare edge along the perimeter. Do not apply adhesive over the pre-drilled holes.
  6. For large Covers, an shaped bead is recommended through the middle of the Cover from corner to corner.
  7. Position the Walkway Cover taking care to align the pre-drilled holes precisely with the pilot holes. Firmly push the Cover with adhesive onto the surface taking care to not slide the Cover or obstruct the drill holes.
  8. Insert the appropriate screw and torque until a tight fit/seal is achieved.
  9. To seal the Cover, run a bead around the entire perimeter at the edge of the substrate.
installation over wood installation over steel installation over concrete installation with adhesive

Additional Resources for Installation and Preparation