Some may find that having a disability can leave you feeling low as you can’t continue with the daily activities like you used to however whilst searching online I fell upon a few facts about gardening therapy. The information I found gave a basis on how gardening can help people with impairments get back into a routine. Tenura offers a wide range of products that can help make it comfortable for you to do these activities again.
Gardening therapy is based around the idea of routine and purpose. Supplying someone living with a disability a reason to get up in the morning creates more positive energy. For those with disabilities it can be a challenge getting back into those daily routines. Gardening gives you a reason to get out of the house as some garden needs daily care. You are getting a natural source of Vitamin D being in the sun, also promoting a better night’s sleep whilst doing light exercise throughout the day. As the days go by you will begin to notice that you are accomplishing more and more felling less down and having more energy.
During my research I also found out that gardening reduces the chances of having a heart attacks and developing diabetes as it promotes healthy living. Without realising it you are doing a few hours of exercise every day and slowly developing muscles that may have caused pain or discomfort. However whilst being outside all day is a positive thing there are some precautions to take; make sure you drink plenty of water, take regular breaks, wear protective clothing, store equipment safely or ensure that it isn’t causing a hazard when in use.
Extreme grip mats
Extreme grip mats are made from a strong tacky like material which will prevent things from moving. This mat creates a bond to most surfaces; these mats are designed for high movement areas and will adhere to a surface instantly creating a strong non slip surface. These mats are dishwasher safe or can be cleaned with hot soapy water, once fully dry they are ready for usage again without losing any of its adhesive qualities.
This product can be used by those who have balancing issues the following are examples or where to use these products;
- Whilst filling plant pots up, by placing an extreme mat down you can fill plant pots up without risk of them falling.
- Placed pots on them when finished to keep them in place in case of knocking.
- Carrying things on a tray that may be slightly heavier or for those with balancing issues; this mat will keep things in place if you don’t have steady hands.
Non slip fabric
Non slip fabric is a foam based material attached to polyester mesh. It is designed to allow objects to sink into the material preventing all movement. The fabric can be used anywhere in any size. You can cut this fabric down to size with scissors for what purpose it is needed. Similarly to the grip mats they are easy to wash with warm soapy water, once they are fully dry they are ready for use again without losing any of its non slip properties.
- If you find discomfort whilst kneeling down this fabric is cushioned creating comfort when leaned on, simply lay it down on the ground and fold as many times as needed to create extra comfort.
- When planting you can place plants on the non slip fabric to keep them in place but without causing any damage to them.
Moulded Cup Holder
The Tenura Moulded cup holder is available in red and blue; it has a strong microbial construction which prevents any bacteria or fungi spreading on the material. This product can also be washed with ease either in the dishwasher or with hot soapy water then once fully dried it is ready to use again without losing any of its non slip properties. It works just like a regular coaster but it is fitted to the bottom of your cup for an anti slip base. This product is beneficial for those who have vision impairments due to it being on the bottom of your cup you don’t have the issue of trying to locate your coaster and risk it falling.
- This product is a good way to place your cup down without risk of it falling or spilling when trying to locate and place it on a regular coaster.
- You can also apply them to the bottom of small plant pots when either filling, moving/ carrying or when displaying them to prevent movement.
Tenura Cup caps are self sealing caps that are made from silicone and are flexible to stretch around the top of a cup or glass preventing spills when shaken or knocked over. This product is perfect for children or those with an unsteady grip protecting clothing or furniture.
- Although the cup caps have the purpose for just cups and glasses it also has other purposes;
- Being placed over glasses to stop any cross contamination when using chemicals and staying hydrated.
- Can be placed over small pots when seeds need the correct atmosphere for germination.
Grip Strips and rolls
Tenura silicone grip strips and rolls are two different products with similar purpose, the rolls are made from silicone with a self adhesive backing, they can be used as draw liners, shelf liners or tray liners they can be cut to size with ease and once applied they create a non slip base, however we do not recommend using this product again once I removed from the surface as it loses its adhesive quality once removed from the surface. On the other hand the grip strips are made from the same silicone material and are reusable they come in a 2cm x 1m strip that can be used wherever extra grip is needed. Easy to apply, the materials adhesive-like qualities bonds together and stays in place but also easy to remove.
- Whilst gardening there rolls or strips can be useful if there is extra grip needed;
- Wrap the strips around any tool or hose pipe to create a anti slip grip
- Apply the strips to a wheelbarrow to create a stronger grip when lifting it
- The rolls can be used to line trays, buckets, wheelbarrows to create an anti-slip surface when you are moving around.
You can purchase any of these products from the Tenura website. Free shipping is also available to orders delivered within the UK mainland when you spend £50 or more.
Although Tenura’s products are aimed at those with impairments to strength of grip, this does not exclude Tenura products from everyday use by everyone else.
Tenura products lend their use to a majority of kitchen items, making meal prep much easier, efficient and therefore much more enjoyable.
Below we give you suggestions for a range of Tenura products that we think are kitchen must haves.
Bottle & Jar Openers
The main usage for Tenura bottle and jar openers are to make the opening of jars and bottles much easier by increasing grip and comfort. However, they could also be used for every day kitchen needs.
Using them on taps when water is required, for the pan, kettle or measuring jug is also an excellent use for them, for the same reasons they are used on jars, bottles and similar containers.
Can be used to go on draining boards to stop washed pots sliding or falling damaging them, it also cushions them to stop damages. Place it in the bottom of a drawer or on a shelf to stop things from moving when opened. Use non slip fabric to lean on with its polyester mesh covered in foam you sink into the material with comfort.
Cutlery Grips & Grip Strips
Tenura cutlery grips can be used on various kitchen utensils, creating a better secure grip. From preparation to eating, putting the grips over the end of most utensils is as easy as pushing it onto the handle. We also have children cutlery grips available. Children's cutlery grips are also available.
Grips strips can be wrapped around utensils and small containers for a firmer, more comfortable grip. The desired result is easily achievable with pre-cut strips or cutting to size from a full roll.Non-Slip Mats
Tenura non-slip mats can be used in prep or during mealtimes to hold cups, bowls and plates in place.
Provides additional grip to bowls when mixing, and will also provide protection to surfaces from heat or mess. Easy to clean via dishwasher or by hand, the anti-microbial additive also providing additional protection from bacteria.
Tenura offers a range of extremely effective anti-slip daily living aids that provide grip on dry, smooth and slippery surfaces, including tables, worktops, trays, handles, utensils and many more.View the range on the website. Orders over £50 are sent free of charge to anywhere within the mainland UK.
Having older relatives that live alone can be a concern, but Tenura’s products are designed to make daily tasks easier and less hazardous. This blog is all about which of our products can be the most effective and affordable.
Aqua Safe Anti Slip Strips
Aqua safe anti slip strips and have a strong adhesive bond, this non abrasive material is soft on skin yet durable when applied. To ensure there is an effective bond you will need to clean the surface, we recommend an alcohol based cleaner (Heskin’s IPA Cleaner) in comparison to a cream cleaner; this is because cream cleaners leave behind a residue causing the application to fail. This product comes in 2 shaped (discs or strips) these prevent slipping in the bath or shower or for extra support when moving around.
This product can be used;
- On tiled flooring
- Bath and shower trays
Anti Grip slip strips and rolls
Anti slip grip and rolls are available in large rolls or pre cut strips coming in a range of sizes. They can be used all around the house where extra grip is needed. Easy to apply, you simply grab the roll (and cut to size if needed) or strips and then wrap them around the surface then with the silicone grip they hold together for easy application and removal.
You can apply these to;
- Door handles for extra support.
- Pan handles
Table and floor mats
Tablemats are made from silicone and create a strong bond to hard surfaces preventing any unwanted movement. The table and floor mats have an adhesive like quality making it easy to apply and remove from hard surfaces without leaving a sticky residue behind. They are easy to clean either with warm soapy water or in the dishwasher, once dried they are ready to use again and again.
These can be used;
- Under a chopping board when preparing your favourite meal preventing slips especially when using a sharp knife
- They are also effective when put in front of beds or chairs assisting when sitting or standing with extra support.
On a side table, for example next to the front door, with the table mats bright colours it makes it easier to find where to put your personal belongings down, for those with visual impairments. Place your keys, phone or wallet on the mat preventing things from falling off.
Anti Microbial Moulded Cup Holders
Moulded cup holders are similar to regular coasters however these fit to the bottom of your cup creating an anti slip base. They are brightly coloured making it easier to find them or make sure that it is on the bottom of the cup. Made from silicone they have heat resilience preventing any marks or stains when placed on tables.
These cutlery grips are made from silicone which is soft and easy to grip, the large grip reduces pressure on joints reducing any discomfort. They are washable either with hot soapy water or in a dishwasher. Washing these will not get rid of any of the qualities and they are ready to use again once dried. Available in 2 sizes (children and adult) these cutlery grips fit around;
- Dining utensils (knives, forks, spoons)
- Paint brushes
- Tooth brushes
- Make up brushes
With summer coming up we can’t help but get out for the day and enjoy the sun! However while many of us are constantly on the go all year round for various reasons, some of us find seemingly simple tasks more challenging than others do. If these simple tasks become much more difficult than previous they can have a major detrimental impact on your fun or duties. With this blog post we are going to try and explain a few ways on how Tenura products can help make these everyday tasks easier.
The ranges of select Tenura products below are designed to make various simple tasks on the go feel like a breeze once again.
Tenura Cutlery Grips
Tenura cutlery grips, like the majority of Tenura products are produced from silicone. The main benefits of silicone is how well it grips and the comfort experienced whilst holding it. These features mean that you can take them anywhere with you. For example, if you’re going out for an expensive meal or just want to stop off somewhere for a spot of lunch they are perfect for popping on to your cutlery quickly and easily. If Tenura cutlery grips get dirty they can be easily washed with hot, soapy water or by popping them in the dishwasher and once dry they are then ready to use again. Cutlery grips are not exclusive for use with cutlery as you can also put them on pens and pencils, with a larger surface area to hold, it will become easier to write and draw, reducing if not eradicating discomfort.
Tenura cutlery grips are available in adult sizes and children sizes.
The Tenura Non-Slip Fabric is also beneficial when on the go. Made out of non-slip foam applied to a polyester mesh, this makes it a stable yet comfortable and cushioned non-slip material. This fabric is easy to cut making it easier to carry as you can then only take as much as you need. It has multiple purposes when on the go, it can be used as additional comfort when sitting on a bench whilst relaxing or having a picnic. Due to non-slip fabrics flexibility, it is easy to fold and carry in your bag. You could also find its benefits when having a picnic by using it on the table surface to place your food and drinks on for either a cleaner surface or to make everything less prone to slips. It is also suitable for resting your arms and elbows on to increase comfort.
Tenura non slip fabric is available in 3 colours.
Moulded Cup Holders
These cup holders are made from silicone and work exactly as a coaster would but are designed to hold onto the base of your cup and create a portable anti-slip surface. Tenura moulded cup holders fit onto the bottom of your cup indiscreetly and with minimal effort. This makes it easier to place cups down without marking any surfaces and will prevent accidents if the surface is overly slippery. Silicone also has a high tolerance to heat so these anti-slip cup holders prevent any spillages created by unwanted movement and preventing marks and stains on table surfaces that could be caused by hot mugs and cups. These will be very useful at the family picnic or at the office for those busy workers who are always on the go! Once placed down Tenura moulded cup holders will ensure your drink does not spill, but are also easy to remove and wash ready for next time!
Tenura moulded cup holders are available to buy from the website in 3 colours.
Tenura jar and bottle openers are an excellent device to keep at home within reach for whenever you need them. Their soft, yet sturdy construction allows for the opening or turning of many things besides just jars and bottles.
The silicone construction provides excellent grip for the user alongside exceptional comfort, whilst gaining exception hold on the object you are using it on.
Tenura Jar and Bottle Opener Uses
Tenura jar and bottle openers can be used on a variety of items around the home to make daily tasks that little bit easier. We have listed various uses below to help you, some of which we were even surprised by!
The list of uses around the home are:
Round door handles
Egg timers ( the twisty kind )
Twist top beer bottles
Stop valves on water pipes
Gas fire controls
There will no doubt be plenty of other uses to, so if you have used them for anything else, or think of another use for them, you can let us know via email, live chat, or send us a message on Facebook. We will gladly add it to the list, and you never know, we may send you a little gift for your suggestion.
Tenura grip strips and rolls are also an alternative that could come in handy too.
Tenura jar and bottle openers are an excellent, versatile daily living aid to keep around the home. Available in red, blue and yellow for immediate purchase from the Tenura website. If you spend over £50 on Tenura products you can get them posted to you for free of charge providing you live in the mainland UK. If you are VAT exempt, you can fill out the VAT exemption form during sign up to allow you to purchase all of Tenuras’ silicone products VAT free.
If you would like more information, you can visit the website or contact the sales team by phone, live chat or the contact us form.
Tenuras latest addition to the daily living aids range is self-adhesive non-slip silicone reels. This material is our faithful non-slip silicone with an added bonus of a strong self adhesive backing, allowing it to be applied to an area as an effective semi-permanent non-slip surface that will not only provide excellent non-slip properties, but will not damage any items placed upon it.
The adhesive backing was an additional feature people have enquired about online, at meetings and exhibitions. Now Tenura are happy to make this available and supply an inexpensive, self-adhesive non-slip surface.
This material can be used in many domestic and industrial applications such as in tool boxes, workbenches, breakfast bars or side tables at home or desks in the office. It can also be applied to handheld objects to increase grip and comfort. Self-adhesive silicone reels decrease the risk of spills and prevent stains from objects resting on its surface. Thanks to the easy peel away backing, this material can be applied quickly and neatly, creating an aesthetically pleasing non-slip surface.
They are highly versatile, due to you being able to cut pieces to size using scissors, making them ideal for when a non-slip surface is required.
The aforementioned cut to size versatility makes it perfect for areas where multiple or specific shape applications may be needed.
Like most of Tenura silicone non-slip and grip aids, Tenura self adhesive non-slip reels can be cleaned with a simple combination of hot water and soap, but will lose all non-slip properties whilst wet. Once dry the materials non-slip properties will return, so we recommend allowing the surface to dry properly before using it.
Tenura self-adhesive non-slip reels are 1m x 20cm giving you a large amount of material to work with for your money. They are 0.3mm thick and available in blue.
Tenura self adhesive non-slip reels can be purchased directly through our website, along with the rest of Tenuras range of daily living aids. You can get free shipping on all Tenura products by spending over £50 or more!
Should you have any questions or queries about our self-adhesive non-slip reels or any other products Tenura produces, please contact the sales team via email or contact form. If you would like to speak to us directly, you can do so via the live chat feature or calling us by phone.
Good Afternoon folks and a happy new year to you all!
With the coming of the new year, we thought about how our products are used and the possibilities of where we could expand them too. One area in particular in working or personal life is full of areas where a strong anti slip surface or grip is needed is something we have never discussed in detail before, so we thought this was a good opportunity to do so.
Grips Aids for Tools for General maintenance and Repair Work
There are tonnes of tasks in the workplace and home which require the use of spanners, wrenches, screwdrivers and many other tools, to effectively tighten or loosen parts and a strong grip can often be required. These tasks can become pretty difficult for those with physical impairments, or when a particularly stiff bolt, nut or screw doesn’t want to budge. We think Tenura anti slip grip strips and rolls would work perfectly for as grip aids for tools. By using grip strips, or cutting strips from a roll and wrapping these around the handles of tools such as spanners, screwdrivers and pliers, you can dramatically increase the grip and comfort you have on them. This makes them much easier to twist, turn or lever to get tight or rusted nuts, bolts or screws loose and allow you to continue the maintenance of any machinery or appliance.
Stiff oil caps can also be a nightmare when trying to do routine maintenance on the car at home or in a garage. Without the use of a tool or protective layer, these can be hard to get off by hand. However, we thought about how this cap would fit nicely in our jar openers! By using Tenura jar openers on stiff caps and tops, you can effectively screw them open or closed without any pain or discomfort. Tenura jar openers are also very resistant to heat, allowing them to withstand temperatures of up to 250°C, making them ideal for use on warm or hot car parts.
Tenura Non Slip Fabric for Kneeling
Kneeling on hard surfaces, while not only extremely uncomfortable to the point of painful, could potentially cause long term damage on your knees. Tenura non slip fabric is an ideal way to prevent this. By doubling over this Tenura non slip fabric, it will provide a comfortable cushion for you to work on without the worry of potential long term damage to your knees. This material is not only comfortable but non slip, so it will not move when you do in most cases and will keep your tools in position until you need them. It also raises them from the floor and keeps them away from all but deep puddles of water, oil or any other liquids. This material is also perfect when lying on the floor during maintenance to increase comfort and help extend the time you can spend working in a horizontal position. Tenura non slip fabric in most cases is also easily washed, meaning it can be used again and again without the danger of contamination.
By using Tenuras range of daily living aids, you can make tasks in all areas of life much easier, and prevent potential damage and injury at the same time.
You can view and purchase Tenuras range of daily living aids directly through the website. Spend £50 on our website and we will ship your order free of charge to anywhere within the mainland UK.
Cutlery grips are a handy addition to day to day life, by providing an enhanced surface area around cutlery, pens, pencils, toothbrushes and many other items making them easier to use during daily tasks and much easier to hold. These daily living aids are perfect for those who suffer from impairments to strength of grip as increasing the surface area reduces the amount of grip required, helping to decrease pain and strain on joints and muscles. However these products are made for adults and due to their size maybe cumbersome for children to use and hold.
This presented a big problem for us as how good is a daily living aid if it can’t cater to everybody’s needs? This brought us to the new product we are announcing today.... Tenura childrens' cutlery grips.
Tenura childrens' cutlery grips are the exact same product as cutlery grips, only made smaller for smaller hands. Childrens' Cutlery grips, like their larger counterpart, also provide an enhanced surface area allowing children with impairments to strength of grip to be able to use utensils easier and have an object which fits nicely into the hand instead of an oversize item which could also cause a hindrance. Tenura childrens' cutlery grips are 98mm in size and weigh only 45g per unit, this is a lot lighter than our adult ones to make them easier for smaller hands to handle and use. Cutlery grips are made from a strong antimicrobial silicone, designed to be durable, easily washed and prevent the harbouring and spread of bacteria on utensils we come into contact with everyday, helping to protect parents and children.
Childrens' cutlery grips can be applied with ease, slide the handle onto your knife, fork, pen or other small utensil and it’s ready to go. Tenura cutlery grips can be washed by hand or via dishwasher. This makes washing cutlery grips easy for big industries like charities or organisations who may have a large turnaround of children and adults and don’t have time to clean them all by hand allowing Tenura kids cutlery grips to be used again and again whilst keeping a good standard of hygiene.
Tenura childrens' cutlery grips come in three vibrant colours! Red, blue and grey and come in packs of 2, cutlery grips can be purchased directly through our website, along with the rest of Tenuras' range of daily living aids. All orders to the value of £50 or more will be sent free of charge within the mainland UK. Should you have any questions or queries about our products, please use the contact us form on the site, or give us a call and we would be more than happy to help.
Disabilities and impairments can affect people in many different ways, but one of the hardest to cope with is full to near full body paralysis, cerebral Palsy or other disabilities and impairments which can affect anyone at any time from developmental problems or a bad accident. At this point, communication to the outside world can become very difficult and most tasks are impossible. However, innovative science and technology advances have shown how tablets and specialist software can be created and used to help these people share their voice. A good example of this would be Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking as we all know was diagnosed and suffers from Motor Neurone or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This disease affects your nerves in the brain and spinal cord making messages which would usually be sent to muscles unable to get through, leaving them to waste and weaken. Without Stephen Hawking’s Intel programmed voice system, his brilliant mind would have been lost to everyone but himself, leaving him without communication.
Obviously, this is a very extreme situation where technology can be used to create an effective communication system but it really paints the picture of how vital it can be. Now a simple app can turn Tablets, iPads and smartphones into a learning and communication method. However, in all situations, Pessimists (like me) can see the ways this could be ruined or compromised causing damage and despair to those involved. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about the dreaded and inevitable drop of an iPad or tablet!
Unfortunately, no one is safe from this event and it is one of terror and shock when you see your beloved smart device heading for the floor. Unfortunately, this, for those who are physically disabled, may mean they are without a working communication or entertainment method for some time, leaving them very much isolated and with no way of trying to stop or catch the device. Through some brainstorming in our offices and working in the disability aids market, we thought we had come up with a brilliant idea to help prevent this from happening.
Tenura extreme mats are a strong tacky material renowned for its strong grip of materials, preventing all movement from objects resting on its surface. We have seen this material used in motor homes, caravans, in cars and even in clinical trials to prevent beakers and glasses from moving around or spilling. We believe that Tenura extreme if applied to tablets, smartphones or brackets will create an effective hold helping to stop potential falls by providing a very strong grip. Extreme mats have been tried and tested to stop bowls and plates from moving at very steep angles and leave no residue from where they were placed. This material can also be washed with ease and will regain its strong tacky surface once dry, allowing it to be used again and again.
A great deal of care must be taken when removing phones and tablets from Tenura extreme grip mats. This materials drawback is the same as its benefit, its strong tacky surface. This tacky surface is so strong, without care when taking it off, this material could make your phone bend, break or fall when trying to pull it off. We recommend slow and even pulling pressure away from the material to allow you to remove it from the device. Another solution to this problem would be to attach a phone case to the extreme grip mat then clip your device in. This way your tablet or phone can be removed with ease, preventing breakages and accidents.
Extreme mats can be found in a green and transparent colouring, allowing you to create a strong non slip surface without the need to lose the aesthetics of the surface you have placed it on or as an easily visible marking solution thanks to its vibrant green colour. Tenura extreme mats are an ideal solution to preventing all movement from objects in the home, on the go or in a workplace and can now be found at a price of £10 per mat!
Tenura Extreme grip mats can be purchased directly through our website along with the rest of Tenuras range of daily living aids. Spend £50 on our website and we will ship your order free of charge.
Tenura non slip fabric offers a comfortable and soft anti slip surface which can be used in many areas around the home such as on kitchen worktops, the dinner table and under rugs and carpet to prevent movement. Electricians, mechanics, daring DIY experts and any other professional tradesmen or women who require specialist tools but don’t want them moving around, potentially becoming damaged or lost, can also benefit from the use of non slip fabric.
Recently, a very clever lady who works alongside us at Tenura came up with a brilliant idea. When driving in general, unless your boot is very small or pretty full, things will always slip, slide and bang around which can not only cause damage and spillages and be very distracting and startling when you are trying to concentrate on the road and other drivers. Tenura Non slip fabric will help to prevent this by allowing objects to sink into the material slightly, helping the material to form a non slip grip around the bottom and base of the material, helping to prevent objects from sliding around the boot or bumping into others causing possible damage.
Tenura non slip fabric is a strong and durable material that possesses strong non slip properties and can be cut to size with just a pair of scissors. It can also be washed with ease and is completely waterproof, meaning any spills and stains with food, drink and many other liquids will not damage the material. allowing it to be used again and again. This makes this material very useful for areas exposed to water.
Tenura non slip fabric is available in 50.8cmx182cm rolls and in the following colours.
For any more questions on Tenura non slip fabric and where it can be used, or any other products in the Tenura range, please contact us via the contact us page or visit the Tenura product page to view the complete range.