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 and from the left menu select Resources…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile selection Slip Resistance Testing

What is the criteria for specifying "slip resistant" ceramic floor tile?

ANSWER - Slip resistance is measured in different ways, and there is some controversy in terms of what is a true indication of a safe surface. Testing Background: The ASTM C1028 Static Coefficient of Friction…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile installation Slip Resistance

Is installing ceramic tile on steps a good process?

ANSWER #1 - You can install ceramic tile on interior steps. The ceramic tile needs to be slip resistant enough so it is not unsafe when wet. The best installation is to install over…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile selection Slip Resistance Wet Areas

Is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 tile safe for shower floors?

ANSWER - If it is a white body wall tile it normally isn't recommended for floors. In the past this type of tile was considered okay to use for bathroom floors if it had a…

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selection Slip Resistance Wet Areas

What bathroom wall tile should NOT be placed on the floor?

ANSWER - There are ceramic tiles designated only for wall applications and they should not be used on a floor due to its limited durability. All floor tiles can be used on walls. Whether the…

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selection Slip Resistance Standards Wet Areas

Are there standards for residential shower floors?

ANSWER - There is no industry standard that says what type of ceramic tile can be used on a residential shower floor. There are some ADA recommendations and some city codes for public areas that…

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