Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Maintenance Moisture Problems Slip Resistance Vapor Barrier

Why does my ceramic tile floor feel tacky when it gets cold?

ANSWER - When the interior atmosphere is humid and the outdoor temperature is very cold, then the tile surface is relatively warm, and in effect it becomes the warm side of a vapor barrier that…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Slip Resistance stone

Are there any Codes or Regulations that Require a Walking Surface to meet a Coefficient of Friction?

ANSWER - The CBC (California Building Code) and ADA  (Americans with Disability Act) are vague and subjective regarding slip resistance requirements.   There are quantitative standards for ceramic tile in ANSI A137.1…

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Exterior Slip Resistance stone Testing

What is the Coefficient of Friction on Slate Roof tiles?

ANSWER - We deal a lot with static coefficient of friction and dynamic coefficient of friction on stone and other hard surfaces per ASTM C1028 and ANSI A137.1 respectively.   There are many types of slate…

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cleaning Slip Resistance

Do Tile Cleaners Cause Tile to be Slippery?

ANSWER - I do not know of any products that are recommended for cleaning tile that make the tile slippery.  If you use products not recommended for cleaning tile, then who knows what you will…

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selection Slip Resistance Standards Testing

Does polished tile meet ADA Standards in a chapel area?

ANSWER - Americans with Disability Act (ADA) states that the minimum dry static Coefficient of Friction (COF) of 0.60; ramps: 0.80.   Based on the other industry recommendations I would say it needs to be a minimum…

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selection Slip Resistance

Is shiny tile surfaces slip resistant?

ANSWER - The general rule is the more texture the floor surface has the more slip resistant it will be, but also the more texture the floor surface it will tend to get dirty easier, will tend to require…

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Maintenance selection Slip Resistance

How do I keep Icy Tile from being Slippery?

ANSWER - Tile can be slippery when wet or icy.  There are floor warming systems that could have been installed with the tile so you could keep ice from forming.  Depending on the construction of…

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Brick sealers Slip Resistance stone

My Slate and Brick are too Slippery after Applying a Sealer

ANSWER - Most penetrating sealers today claim to make the stone or tile surface more slip resistant.  Years ago a lot of silicone based sealers were used that make the tile surface very slippery.  Slip resistance…

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sealers Slip Resistance stone

Are there sealer enhancers for Travertine that won't make the stone more slippery?

ANSWER - There are products for sealing and enhancing stone that are penetrating sealers and provides a somewhat matt finish. If you go to our website at www.CTaSC.com and from the left menu select Resources…

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