Banishing Slick Surfaces
This article is in response to a question posed by one of our readers about reducing slipping in the bathroom. The simplest answer would be to not install slick surfaces in your bathroom or purchase a rubber bath mat.
If you already have slick stone or tile flooring in your bathroom using one of the following surface treatments may reduce the slickness of your stone surfaces. You can also install Saftey Tread over your slick tile (clear or black) $6 a sheet. The other alternative is to go online and purchase Johnny Grip from http://www.slipperytile.com/index.html
You can get this one at Home Depot. All Stone Surface Sealer. STONE SPRAY-N-SEAL®: is a water-based penetrating sealer that protects natural stone surfaces from staining. It is wonderful for stone countertops, floors, walls, vanities and even grout.
This below surface sealer is also ideal for sealing all types of masonry, stucco, concrete and sanded grout. It has a special blend of polymers that bond to the stone and creates a water and oil repellant membrane to prevent staining, yet it allows the stone to breathe and release moisture vapors.
It is safe for interior and exterior use and is UL Classified for slip resistance. Safe to use on food-handling areas. (HD Number:8 oz 823-250)
Not too sure about this one but its worth looking into. EasyStone tile/stone sealant – Manufacturer Rustoleum. Comes in a clear, matte or gloss finish. It offers great adhesion without sanding, so it’s the ideal primer for nearly any job.
The “bond coat” primer is ideal for hard-to-stick surfaces like old glossy paints and clear finishes, metal, fiberglass, PVC, composites –even glass & tile. Takes 24hrs to dry redo every six months to a year depending upon traffic use. Price: $27 – 2 Litre bucket
This one has potential. Duncan (mainly used for decks but we were told it can be used on tile and stone in your bathroom. Roll it on. Comes in clear or opaque. Takes 2-3 hours to dry. Price: $27 for 4 Litre (1gallon) pail.