Uses for Dycem Non Slip Products

Dycem is particularly helpful for anyone with gripping difficulties but we all could do with Dycem around the home... we all find opening bottles difficult.

Kitchen / Food Preparation

1. Use a Dycem bottle opener to make opening coffee jars, fizzy drinks all bottles much easier.
TIP if you have restricted hand movement use a Dycem pad underneath the bottle, place your palm flat on the jar opener and twist - simple!!
2. Open slippery door knobs, cupboard doors and taps easily with a jar opener.
3. Open tricky "push down and pull" medicine bottles with a bottle opener.
4. Place some non-slip reel in your kitchen and bedroom drawers to prevent items from sliding around.
5. Place a non-slip mat underneath a chopping board when preparing food to prevent any slippage.
6. Place a non-slip mat underneath your blender when cooking to prevent any sliding around.
7. Place a non-slip mat underneath your mixing bowl when preparing food in the kitchen.
8. Wrap self-adhesive strips around cooking utensils for a firm grip when cooking.
9. Use a Dycem mat underneath your pizza/chapatti board.
10. Cover kitchen trolley shelves with Dycem reel to stop things falling off.
11. Spread non-slip reel on the kitchen worktop to prevent spillages and improve stability whilst cooking.


12. Place a non-slip may underneath your plates and dishes when enjoying a meal at the dining table to prevent any slippage.
13. Place a non-slip mat in a serving tray when serving food and drink to guests, or at parties and events.
14. Place self-adhesive disks underneath chair legs to prevent sliding around the floor.
15. Use Dycem jar opener to help open wine and in particular cava and champagne bottles.
16. Use Dycem under your chopping board to help carve the Sunday lunch.
17. Pour drinks easily by placing glasses and mugs on a non-slip mat.

Living Room

18. Use non-slip reel or netting to line shelves. This stops books and other items from falling, and keeps the shelf organised.
19. Use Dycem on lap trays to prevent things slipping off.
20. Place non-slip coasters or miniGrips underneath fragile ornaments around the home to prevent them from sliding and breaking.
21. TIP especially in areas where there is a risk of an earthquake such as California.
22. Use a contrasting colour of Dycem to help locate objects placed on it.
23. Place non-slip netting underneath sofa cushions to prevent slipping whilst seated.


24. Place a non-slip coaster on bed side tables when enjoying your drink to prevent any spillages.
25. Wrap self-adhesive strips around clothes hangers to prevent clothes from slipping to the floor.
26. Placing non-slip netting underneath your pillow will stop slippage and allow your head to be correctly supported whilst you sleep.
27. Use Dycem reel to line drawers and cupboards in the bedroom. Clothes, shoes and accessories will stay gripped and organised.


28. Use Dycem self-adhesive strips for extra grip on stair rails.
29. Under all rugs and mats - reduce the risk of rug or mat slipping no hard wood floors, rucking or lifting.
30. Under chair legs to stop chair moving slipping when getting in or out.
31. Under beds, commodes again to reduce the risk of the bed moving when you are getting in or out.
32. Use the Dycem bottle opener to help open Yale door locks.

Seating and Positioning

33. Place Dycem reel under cushions to stop them moving.
34. Place Dycem on wheelchair footplates to stop feet slipping off.
35. Prevent arms slipping off Bexhill arm rests by putting them on Dycem reel material.
36. Stick self-adhesive strips to wheelchair arms to increase friction and comfort.


37. Non-slip netting can be placed beneath a wheelchair seat, making it more secure and comfortable.
38. Wrap self-adhesive strips around walking sticks and walking frames to increase grip and make them easier to hold.
39. Using a Noes-Over-Toes mat makes getting up from a wheelchair simple.


40. Place a non-slip mat underneath benches and clamps when doing woodwork to stop slippage.
41. Wrap self-adhesive strips around tools such as pliers and hammers when doing DIY work.
42. Wrap-around screwdriver handles to get a better grip more torque to undo stubborn screws.
43. Use a non-slip mat to arrange your items and keep your workspace tidy.
44. Use a piece of reel material to line your tool box drawers.
45. Use the top of a Dycem jar opener to unscrew difficult to remove light fittings.
46. Use a piece of Dycem to hold items in-place when sanding or polishing.

Office & Corporate

47. Avoid keyboards moving on a desk by putting them on a piece Dycem reel material.
48. Get your company branding printed onto Dycem products – they make great freebies for your clients!


49. Use dycem on your boat or take it on a cruise to keep drinks and plates steady when you are travelling especially at sea.
50. Dycem placemats are great for holding binoculars and GPS systems in place.

Car & Caravan

51. Place non-slip matting in the car boot to prevent objects or pets from moving around when driving.
52. Place a non-slip mat on the car dashboard to stop small items from moving around whilst the car moves.
53. Stick a miniGrip on your phone to keep it securely in place.

Crafts, Reading & Drawing

54. Lay down a non-slip mat when doing beadwork to ensure no beads roll away.
55. Wrap self-adhesive strips around paintbrushes and craft knives when doing craftwork.
56. Place non-slip matting on an easel to prevent paper and canvas slipping.
57. Place non-slip matting on a reading stand to easily read books and magazines hands-free.
58. Wrap self-adhesive strips around pens and pencils when writing to get a better grip and make writing easier.
59. Use Dycem to help keep jigsaw pieces in place.


60. Use non-slip reel to prevent velveteen or corduroy bagpipe covers from slipping.
61. Place a non-slip mat on the floor beneath drums to stop foot pedals and drums from sliding.
62. Stop keyboard pedals from moving with sections of non-slip reel.
63. Hold sheet music in place on a piano by resting it on some non-slip reel and using self-adhesive strips.
64. Use Dycem under your stereo equipment to help dampen vibration and improve sound.
65. A cello mat is great for holding your cello in place when practicing or during a performance.
66. Use a cello mat to stabilise your bass instrument when practicing or performing.
67. Tightening a bow involves turning a tiny, usually smooth knob near the frog of the bow. Using a small rectangle of dycem to grip that knob (called a ‘button’) in order to turn it spares arthritic hands from having to make a very tight squeezing motion. Dycem can also be used for turning the pegs when tuning.

Out & About

68. Use lightweight placemats when enjoying a picnic to keep food and drink secure.
69. Carry a Dycem placemat in your bag ready for use in a cafe or restaurant.

Therapy Sessions

70. Non-slip reel can be placed on the floor as a mobility aid during occupational therapy sessions.
71. An aid for hand therapy.
72. Use Dycem non-slip material for Splint lining.
73. To hold lymphedema garments in place, place a non-slip mat on a chair or beneath feet when fitting.
74. Use a Noes-over-Toes mat when sitting and positioning on wheelchairs.
75. Place non-slip reel beneath standing blocks.
76. Use non-slip mats for sit to stand, transfers and use of transfer equipment such as a sam turner.
77. Use non-slip matting to promote joint mobilisation.
78. A piece of non-slip reel can be used as an aid for scar tissue massage.
79. Use Dycem to reduce patient movement.
80. Use Dycem on wheelchairs beneath the seat cushion and back to reduce patients sliding down.
81. Use Dycem on the arm and foot rests to help keep patients comfortable without the use of restraints.
82. Dycem non-slip mats are great underneath pedal exercises, no need to tie down with hand weights!
83. Placing a non-slip mat on the floor during exercise will greatly improve stability.
84. Use Dycem self adhesive strips to wrap around parallell bars.
85. Place Dycem mats on the floor when doing parallel bar work and gait training.
86. Use Dycem mats on top of physio beds to hold feet in place.


87. Installing drip irrigation involves inserting small plastic fittings into quarter-inch or half-inch tubing. There are tools available for holding the fittings. Using dycem to grip the tubing itself can be a tremendous help when sliding it onto or into a fitting.

Hospital wards/Patient comfort

88. Use on over bed tables to help with holding reading materials.
89. Dycem red placemat mats fit in with the red tray system signifying to nursing staff that patients need extra help at mealtimes.
90. Dycem mats hold monitors in place on trolleys.
91. Dycem reels can be used under pillows for positioning for patient comfort and saving nursing time.
92. The Yellow mats developed with the RNIB provide contrast and help zone areas for patients with visual impairments.
93. Dycem strips can be wrapped around bed rails for extra support when pulling up or pulling forward.
94. Dycem floor mats help to prevent slips and falls helping to prevent injury and extra bed days.
95. Dycem nose-over-toes mats and other products can help with independence for the patient and less need for manual handling.
96. Multipurpose reel material can be used on seats to help prevent the patient sliding off seats which can result in injury or fractured hips.
97. Can be used in conjunction with pressure relief devices such as seat cushions and inflatable pressure sore boots to aid the comfortable positioning of patients.
98. Reel can be placed behind the pillows of hospital beds to prevent them from sliding. This aids patient comfort and saves time for the nurses on the ward, as they do not have to reposition the patient’s pillow as often.
99. Reels or self-adhesive Dycem can be wrapped around patient calling devices, to provide a built up grip and make them easier for patients to use.
100. Dycem placemats can secure items in place and improve levels of hygiene on the ward by preventing objects from falling onto the floor.
101. Reel can be placed on arm rests to prevent patient’s arms from sliding off. For patients with decreased mobility, who may not be able to reposition themselves, this can aid comfort and prevent injury to the shoulder.
102. Self-adhesive Dycem can be wrapped around walking aids such as crutches to provide a more comfortable and secure gripping surface.
103. Mats can be used as shelf liners in hospital store rooms to protect expensive equipment by preventing it from slipping.
104. Dycem Reels can be used with diagnosis imaging equipment, such as X-Ray Machines, to hold the patient’s limbs in a secure position.
105. Reel material can be used by hospital-based occupational therapists to aid with dermoneurmodulation exercises to save wear and tear on the therapist’s skin. Dycem is latex free, non-toxic and antimicrobial, therefore safe to use against unbroken skin in this way.
106. Reels and mats can be used to hold physiotherapy equipment, such as exercise bikes, in place. This can improve levels of health and safety in hospital-based clinics.
107. Pieces of reel material can be placed under hands and feet to help with gait re-education exercises during physiotherapy.
108. In the medical physics lab, reels and mats can be used to secure delicate items, such as blood samples.
109. Self-adhesive strips can be attached to the bottom of testing equipment, such as shakers, to hold them in place. They can even hold objects at a 45 degree angle, so are ideal fro equipment with moving components such as shakers, which may move forward slightly as they are in operation.
110. Bottle openers can help nurses and staff open medicine bottles easily.
111. Bottle and jar openers can also be used to turn machine dials easily.

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