Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Maintenance Repairs Slip Resistance

How can we restore a tile floor that was etched to be more slip resistant?

ANSWER - The trade-off of etching a tile floor to make it more slip resistant is that it will alter the appearance of the tile and the tile can be come more difficult to clean…

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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 warm, and the outdoor temperature is very cold, then the tile surface is relatively cold, and in effect it becomes the warm side of a vapor…

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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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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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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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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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