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Clean & Prepare your Bath with IPA for Anti-Slip Bath Stickers

Cleaning a surface with IPA cleaner before applying Tenura bathroom stickers is the correct procedure to ensure long-lasting performance. Using our experience and knowledge gained from working within the industry since 1997, we have invaluable information to pass down to our loyal customer base, yes, that's right, you! In this blog post, we explain why IPA cleaner is essential when applying Tenura bath stickers.

What is IPA cleaner?

IPA cleaning solution for anti slip bath preparationIPA cleaner, also known as Isopropyl Alcohol, is a disinfectant cleaner often used in medical environments. In our industry, we use it to remove grease and dirt from a surface before application. There are two variants, 70% and 99% IPA. Both are suitable for the application of Tenura non slip bath stickers.

Each has its uses; for instance, 99% IPA is fantastic for cleansing electronics due to its higher volume of alcohol, which evaporates quickly, avoiding damage to water sensitive components. 70% IPA cleaner contains 30% water. Research suggests that it is a better disinfectant, which is based upon the fact that water is a catalyst (accelerator) in this equation, the additional 29% water means the solution evaporates at a slower rate. Due to this, the solution remains on the surface for longer, destroying the growth of microorganisms.

How does IPA cleaner work?

IPA cleaner dissolves acids from the surface and with usual cleaning methods can remove contaminants such as dirt, grease and oil. These contaminants prevent anti slip bathroom stickers adhering to surfaces, in this case, bathtubs or shower trays.

Why use IPA cleaner?

Many people use cream-based cleaners to clean their bathtubs or shower trays. The main reason for non slip bathroom stickers failing is the use of cream-based cleaners before application. Cream-based cleaners often leave a powdery residue, which prevents the bathroom stickers adhesive from effectively bonding to the surface, causing them to fail. Using IPA cleaner correctly removes all contaminants from a surface, allowing the adhesive to achieve a strong bond. This is why IPA cleaner is the perfect choice for use in the application of anti-slip bath stickers.

Where can I buy IPA cleaner for bath sticker application?

There are many online shops where you can order IPA cleaner. We have rounded up top retailers selling IPA cleaner under £10!

Retailer Price Composition Volume Medium
Ebay £3.99 99.9% 50ml Miniature Spray Bottle
Cheap Franking Supplies £4.99 99.9% N/A Wipes (5)
Antistat £5.10 70% N/A Wipes (200)
Hexeal £9.26 99.9% 1L Jerry Can
RS £9.29 99.9% 500ml Tinned Solution
Cromwell £9.34 99.9% 400ml Aerosol
Amazon £9.99 99.9% 500ml Twist Cap Solution

As you can see above, there are many forms of IPA cleaner, choose one that you are comfortable using. There are a few quantities to choose from as IPA cleaner has many uses, so this purchase is not solely for Tenura anti slip bath stickers. For instance, you can disinfect many surfaces in your home as it is safe to use on plastics and glass, which is crucial during this current pandemic.

How can I use IPA cleaner safely?

  1. You must make sure the room is well ventilated. It is essential as IPA cleaner contains alcohol, which gives off fumes that can be toxic. Ensure the room is ventilated, by opening windows and doors, allowing fresh air to enter.
  2. Please also note it is incredibly flammable due to the concentration of alcohol, so keep well away from flames, e.g. lit candles in your bathroom.

What are bath stickers?

Peeling anti slip bath sticker off backingAnti slip bath stickers are small pre-cut shapes that you can apply to your bathtub or shower to add non-slip properties. Tenura bath stickers are an essential daily living aid in any bathroom and can help everyone gain confidence by having a sure-footing when bathing. Tenura bath stickers come in two shapes (circles and strips) and two colours (transparent and white).

How do I apply anti slip bathroom stickers?

We have an in-depth blog that goes into detail to make sure your bath stickers are applied correctly for ultimate longevity. Read our blog post on "How to Apply Tenura Non Slip Bath Stickers".

IPA cleaner produces the best result, ensuring Tenura bath stickers adhere optimally. Now you know all about Tenuras top tip regarding the application of Tenura bath stickers! You can explore more innovative Tenura daily living aids via our products page and broaden your knowledge via the Tenura blog, so please subscribe.

All prices in the IPA cleaner table are correct at the time of publication

Activities in the Sun for People with Arthritis

There are things you can do to try and improve your well being and decrease the pain you may feel due to Arthritis. Staying active can help you to avoid stiffness in your joints and can also be a morale booster. Being out in the fresh air and underneath the warmth of the sun can provide many benefits for those who have Arthritis.

sunny day-activities for arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis in a handArthritis is a condition that tends to affect those who are part of the older generation this is often due to the natural wear and tear of material within joints. It does affect all ages and often impacts those who have been incredibly active throughout their childhood. Injury or infection can also increase your chance of Arthritis. Having said that, you should still exercise but do so on a flat, low impact ground that can absorb some of the force through the joints and help out to avoid falls. This can mean that the protective tissue within the joints has been worn away. It is beneficial to help decrease your risk of Arthritis and there are also certain activities you can do to relieve symptoms related to Arthritis.

Why is sunshine helpful to people with Arthritis?

Getting plenty of sunshine has been linked to a decreased risk of autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis. This long-term condition affects the joints and often causes pain, swelling and stiffness. Sunshine helps the body to synthesise Vitamin D. Vitamin D keeps bones healthy and the autoimmune system working. The autoimmune system is responsible for fighting off infections/­diseases. Sunshine for those who have Psoriatic Arthritis, they often see the clearing of patchy red skin associated with this condition. Psoriatic Arthritis affects some of those who have Psoriasis, which is a condition affected by the immune system. It is thought to be triggered by unusual immune responses and a sign of Psoriasis is red patches of skin near the affected joints.

Activities for people with Arthritis

There are all sorts of activities you can do in the sun. For people with Arthritis, it is important to keep in mind that pain may be experienced through some exercises, so it is essential to start slowly and get to know your bodies' limitations. You do not want to cause yourself further pain. Tenura has researched and found that the following activities reduce the risk of Arthritis and help improve the lives of those who have the condition.

Walking

Family on a walk in the sunWalking is an activity that can involve friends and family. You can visit new places and soak up the sunshine and fresh air. Walking is a great activity for people who have Arthritis, being sat still can cause the joint to stiffen up. Keeping muscles and tissue in the joints warm and limber and can allow the person to move easily without as much pain.

To make sure this is enjoyable and safe, you must wear trainers that fit and provide support for your ankle joints. A flat smooth surface such as a public footpath can also offer you more control over your movements and can help to avoid any accidental injury that could be caused. A walking stick or other daily living aids could be used to help you access more routes and offer an extra level of comfort and confidence. If you pair a walking aid with Tenura anti slip grip strips around the handle, additional comfort and support is offered and the handle will also have non slip properties.

Yoga

Old couple doing yoga in the sunYoga is adaptable to each individual. As the body becomes comfortable with the movements, the person becomes more flexible and can gain a connection between the mind and the body. Yoga holds this connection at its core and it is said to help relieve and find the source of pain. It can also help you find ways to deal with the pain. The slow and calm breathing can be a source of pain relief and is a useful technique, according to Dr. Kolasinski, a Rheumatologist at the University of Pennsylvania. To make this a safe activity make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing, including trainers that offer ankle support. You may also want to invest in knee and elbow bands/braces that provide support too.

To reap the most benefits from yoga, you should focus on a mixture of muscle-strengthening exercises, flexibility exercises and balance exercises.

Family cycling in the sunCycling

Cycling is an accessible activity for people with Arthritis as less strain is put through the joints due to the mechanical structure of a bike. These kinds of low impact activities are perfect for active people with musculoskeletal conditionals.

Arthritis Aids

Explore the range of Tenura daily living aids to find products that can help you complete exercises with more stability and confidence. Many of the daily living aids can have a positive impact on your life and be a great Arthritis aid.

Anti Microbial Anti Slip Childrens Mats on Sale!

tenura anti microbial anti slip childrens matsTenura anti microbial, anti slip children's mats help to add fun to feeing and play time. They are a great product to help increase grip and stability when a child is feeding or playing, as well as protecting furniture surfaces and making clean up easier. 
Available in a green frog, or orange cat, Tenura anti slip children's mats can also visually stimulate young children, making them more observant of things around them. 
Being manufactured from silicone, with an anti-microbial additive, they are non-toxic, chemically inert and much safer than soft PVC alternatives, which feature phthalates, harmful chemicals which can have adverse effects on health. By putting health and safety before manufacturing cost savings, Tenura anti slip children's mats protect against harmful bacteria, such as MRSA, E-coli and Klebsiella, and in addition preventing the build up of mould and fungi.
By using a dish washer or warm, soapy water, Tenura anti slip children's mats can be easily cleaned, and their anti slip properties return once dry.
Treat your children to a fun, safe product by purchasing Tenura anti microbial, anti slip children's mats from Tenura, with 52% off the RRP!
Purchase direct from the website by heading to the Tenura anti slip childrens mat product page. Free shipping is available on all orders over £50.

Tenura Anti Slip Bath and Shower Stickers; Not Just For the Bathroom

Tenura bath and shower stickers are perfect for slip prevention in the home, as they are cost-effective, easy to apply, and easy to clean. These features make non-slip bath stickers a more than suitable alternative to bath mats, as we explain in detail in one of our previous blog posts: “Anti Slip Bath Mats vs Anti Slip Bath Stickers: who’s the Winner?”.

Non-slip bath stickers are not just confined to use in a bathroom. They can be just as useful for marine applications. Water-faring craft such as boats, barges, and yachts can also benefit from the slip prevention that Tenura anti slip bath stickers provide.

Aqua Safe Anti Slip Bathroom Stickers - Discs - Wet

Marine safety is a vital aspect when travelling on the open sea, lakes, or canals. Any boat on open water demands a safe area for people to work or enjoy leisure time. Many slips and falls on boats are due to a slippery wet surface. Slip and fall accidents on water-faring craft can be minor to severe, and could potentially result in you falling overboard. Not only will this put you in further danger, but a water-vessel out of control could result in a collision, potentially causing damage to other property and people.

Many types of slip prevention can be quite expensive, hard to apply, or very time consuming, such as abrasive paints, which can take a long time to dry, especially in the British weather!

Tenura Anti Slip Bathroom and Shower Sticker Strips

Tenura anti slip bath and shower stickers offer a non-slip surface without the worry of heavy-duty cleaning or constant reapplication of the material. Non-slip stickers, when applied to a clean and dry surface, provide excellent slip prevention.

Thanks to the construction, Tenura anti-slip shower stickers will provide an excellent anti-slip surface in dry and wet conditions, and should last a long time. Tenura shower stickers are also straightforward to clean, the shower stickers durable non-slip surface is non-abrasive (embossed surface with no peaks or valleys), so will not harbour dirt or damage cleaning equipment. These stickers can be applied to almost any surface and will create an effective slip prevention method. Clean the floor with an alcohol-based cleaner (We recommend IPA cleaner), and when dry, apply the anti-slip stickers ensuring adequate non-slip coverage. Read our blog: “Clean & Prepare your Bath with IPA for Anti-Slip Bath Stickers” to find the best preparation and application methods.

Tenura non-slip bath and shower stickers are available in strips and circles, with two colour options, white or transparent. You can order Tenura anti slip bath and shower stickers right now from our website.

Please note that if you are looking into purchasing Tenura anti slip bath stickers for large surface areas, you should contact us via phone to discuss pricing and quantity. A single roll of anti-slip bath stickers will not provide adequate slip prevention.

Tenura Anti Slip Grip Rolls: Versatile Help Around the Home.

Tenura Grip Strips Wrapped Around a Pan HandleAt Tenura, we have a range of grip-enhancing daily living aids that at first glance seem to cater for more specific things than others.

Tenura anti slip grip rolls is simply a roll of grip-enhancing silicone! Offering a DIY approach to a grip or slip problem around the home. We offer many sizes of our grip rolls in two different colours, red or blue.

We have been trying the anti slip rolls out at home, and it simply is as versatile as we say it is! Any situation where we have been devoid from grip, we have simply cut out a piece of the roll, and either laid it on a surface or wrapped it around an object to increase grip and prevent slippage or spillage.

tenura grip roll on plateI personally have used the Tenura anti slip rolls as a draw liner, mat for a plate (I had just made soup and wasn’t prepared to let the bowl slip off the plate), grip enhancer on cutlery handles and tools. You can also increase the amount of Tenura anti-slip roll you use when wrapping around an object to increase grip and comfort without having to tighten your grip! Many people with arthritis are restricted in the amount of pressure and grip they can maintain. With the ability to increase the handle size rather than cause you pain and potential injury, this makes Tenura anti-slip grip rolls, in a sense, revolutionary!

There are literally too many applications the non slip rolls can be used for to list here, and some, no doubt many, we haven’t thought of yet!!

Feel free to let us know on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages stating what you would, could or have used it the Tenura anti slip rolls for. Send us a picture if you have used it in a certain way.

Buy Tenura anti slip grip rolls directly from the Tenura website.

Tenura Rubber Mats As Visual Aids in the Home

Tenura Yellow Rubber Anti-Slip Mat as a Visual Aids

Tenura anti-slip rubber mats are superb as a non-slip surface. The three bright colours available are great for those who have sight impairments. The non-slip rubber mats can be an effective visual aid to place objects on, making them easier to find.

The main range of Tenura daily living aids is available in 3 vivid shades; bold blue, royal red and a sunny yellow, so they will stand out from most homes décor. The varying sizes of the mat allow you to cover a small area like a bedside table or a large area, such as a dining table. This will make daily tasks, such as locating all your essential everyday items, much easier.

Tenura anti-slip mats are 100% silicone. The anti-slip mats offer excellent non-slip qualities and are versatile, so they can be used on tables and worktops to provide purchase for objects placed on its surface. Tenura anti-slip mats are non-toxic, so they can be used in areas that require a high standard of hygiene like a kitchen or for use within the care sector. An additional feature that makes the anti-slip mats suitable is the antimicrobial properties that protect against mould, fungi and a wide range of bacteria.

In addition to these benefits, Tenura anti-slip mats are dishwasher safe (can withstand temperatures up to 250°). They are also non-toxic, as they do not contain phthalate plasticisers which can be harmful to humans.

Use Tenura anti-slip table mats and coasters during meals. The non-slip properties help you to avoid spillages, breakages and injury. The colours can help highlight the objects or risks imposed by the object placed on the anti-slip mats, for instance, if you placed a hot cooking pot on a red table mat. It can be an indicator to others in the room that the pot is hot. We also have anti-slip children’s mats available which are perfect for playtime and mealtime. Due to being made from silicone, they are also incredibly easy to wipe down.

Another popular use for Tenura non-slip table mats is to place them under a chopping board. This prevents unwanted movement of the chopping board whilst it is in use. If the chopping board moves, it could cause injury. There are three sizes of table mat available. Tenura also manufactures anti-slip floor mats. The anti-slip floor mats are a great daily living aid and are often placed where a person goes from a standing to a sitting position or vice versa. The Tenura non-slip floor mat offers purchase allowing the user to get a firm foothold when moving from either of these positions.

Connect with us on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to show us how you are putting Tenura anti-slip mats into use around your home, office or care home.

Using Arthritis Aids with Sharp Kitchen Utensils

Tenura Anti-Slip Grip Strip on Knife

Arthritis is a condition that affects more than 10 million people in the UK. It is usually a condition that the older generation is diagnosed with. Arthritis causes loss of grip strength in many people as well as inflammation in joints. This pain can make life difficult especially when it comes to small repetitive movements such as when you use sharp kitchen utensils for food preparation.

The use of knives in the kitchen is a risky business anyway, a lack of concentration could mean an injury, but with arthritis, the risk of injury is greater. That is why using daily living aids can be beneficial. For example, when using a Tenura anti-slip mat under a chopping board, the anti-slip mat stops unwanted movement like the chopping board slipping. 

Tenura anti-slip grip strips are the perfect arthritis aid for this particular job, allowing you to enhance your grip on the knife handle. By using Tenura anti-slip grip strips, you can build up the handle to a more manageable size that your hand feels comfortable with, relieving stress in the joints and allowing them to move as freely as possible whilst maintaining control of the knife. Using Tenura anti-slip grip strips will increase confidence and allow you to perform daily tasks freely without the struggle.

At home, I am sure you have a utensil draw. If you cut to shape Tenura anti-slip roll and place it in the draw you can stop the unwanted movement of utensils as you open/close the draw but also as you go to pick up the utensil. The utensils remain in place due to the non-slip properties of Tenura silicone anti-slip roll. Someone with arthritis may feel pain when straining to reach a utensil but if the utensils are held in place they can be much easier to access.

Take a look at our range of arthritis aids and see which could work well for you in your daily activities.

For more detailed information on arthritis to help with understanding the condition and how to live with the symptoms, please visit the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society website and join the ever-growing community.

Tenura Anti Slip and Grip Disability Aids for Independent Living Video

Our new Tenura video is an introduction to the silicone daily living aid range, presented in various ways Tenura products can be helpful around the home.

Be sure to check out our YouTube channel to stay up to date with products, services and more!

Our statement is essential and something we wish to deliver to customers through our products and publications. Tenura daily living aids can provide additional help in areas around the home, making it a more accessible place to live. Independent living is essential for the wellbeing of elderly and disabled people. It can bring them joy as they remain at home. For the relatives of those who require daily living aids, it can build their confidence, knowing that their loved ones have the means to live independently.

We hope you enjoy watching it as much as the team did making it and we wish to continue to produce daily living aids that are innovative in design and purpose-built to help our customers in their daily lives. Tenura will always aim to be a leading brand in the industry, delivering high-quality daily living aids that are packed with benefits. A few benefits of our silicone daily living aids include:

  • Dishwasher safe (withstanding temperatures of up to 250°C)
  • Non Toxic and free from phthalate plasticisers
  • Antimicrobial, preventing fungi and bacteria from harbouring
  • Non-slip, helping you to avoid spillages, breakages and injury

Tenura daily living aids are also a great addition to care homes and clinical environments. They have been popular with occupational therapists for the purpose of rehabilitation. If you do require a large bulk purchase or wish to speak to a member of the sales department, please get in touch via phone, or the contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We hope to release some more videos to introduce you to our expanding range of daily living aids, so to stay up to date with Tenura, please subscribe to the YouTube channel. Please leave us a comment and let us know what content you would like to see in the future.

Introducing Tenura

Tenura Daily Living Aids - Yellow Jar Opener

Tenura is more than a range of products. Tenura aims to become a system within a person's lifestyle to help with impairments to strength or grip. 

Tenura anti-slip daily living aids provide additional grip and can be used by everyone. Designed specifically to help the elderly and disabled, but can be used by anyone to help maintain independent living.

Our main range of daily living aids uses high-quality, injection-moulded silicone. The silicone is an efficient material in terms of grip and comfort, and this means that, unlike other manufacturers, our products are free from toxic substances and phthalate plasticisers.

Tenura daily living aids are perfect in all environments, including domestic and clinical use. They can be used universally as the antimicrobial properties of the silicone prevent fungi and bacteria from harbouring. This is paramount for those who are elderly and disabled as they are more susceptible to disease. In a clinical environment, it is important to prevent the spread of diseases, and Tenura daily living aids can help maintain cleanliness.

From jar openers to anti-slip coaster and mats, the whole silicone Tenura daily living aid range is exceptionally durable, dishwasher safe (withstanding temperatures of 250°C), has hygienic, anti-microbial benefits and non-slip properties. The beneficial properties of Tenura daily living aids apply well to all environments. For instance, if you need additional grip when opening a bottle, the silicone bottle opener provides just that. The anti-slip properties are useful when it comes to the table mats and floor mats, as objects placed on them, such as a mug of hot coffee will be held firmly in place and if knocked, will remain standing. This helps our customers to avoid spillages, breakages and even injury.

Our additional products to the main range, such as non-slip fabric, Tenura Extreme adhesive mats and our bath and shower stickers, are becoming welcome additions in people’s homes. Tenura daily living aids are versatile in use, durability, effectiveness and are competitively priced.

If you or someone you know is finding regular day to day tasks a challenge, we have a solution.

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