Products for Safe Stepping on Icy Walkways
Give slick winter surfaces better traction with these chemical-free products
Winter surfaces may be slick with snow, ice, and slush, but these chemical-free solutions will help you walk with confidence in four key danger zones.
Before icy weather sets in, add rubberized Ice Breaker Stair Treads to steps. In freezing weather, these cushy mats release ice with a stomp of the foot so that you can brush it away without danger.
Ice Breaker Mats, from $15; vermontcountrystore.com
Sure, ice melts are one way to go. Another: EcoTraction volcanic-mineral granules, which embed into ice to help provide secure footing.
About $18 for a 10-pound bag; amazon.com
Stay steady on your feet with 3M Safety-Walk Slip-Resistant General Purpose Tapes and Treads, which help lend some traction to smooth garage floors that can get slick when ice and snow melt off your car.
About $64 for a 60-foot roll; shop3m.com