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Old 12-01-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Polished porcelain problem

We recently had a contractor install Polished porcelain tiles in our kitchen. They are very slippery, and impervious to non-slip sealers. Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions on applications I can utilize to make the tiles non-slip? Thanks in advance...
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
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Ali - here is a product I have heard good things about but never tried it myself.



http://www.invisatread.com/
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #3
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Kool-aide.

Probably lemon or lime flavor so it won't be to noticeable.

Works at my house anyway.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:26 AM   #4
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Thanks, John.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:01 PM   #5
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Invisitread is a great product. Your local Emser tile should carry it.

SlipGuard is also decent : http://slipguardsystems.com/
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trusty step... another good product
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:28 AM   #7
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Thank you for all of the great insight.

I tried, Invisitread without success. I left the product on for 24 hours and it didn't dry :/ I'm assuming the non-pourous/polished finish is the problem...

still searching for a solution...
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #8
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ali did you follow the instruction to the tee, wondering cause I am about to purchase some for a project
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #9
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yes, to the tee. the tiles have a polished surfaced that seems to be impregnable to the solution.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:26 PM   #10
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #11
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Hi Ali

I had a client with very slippery polished granite paver's from the driveway to the front door. I did some TESTing with a restoration product that contained some hydrofluoric acid. It did the trick without badly discoloring the stone (as it was black).

If you're interested, I'll dig up the product. I know it was made by Prosoco. I don't suggest using anything without TESTing on a extra piece first.
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Hi John, Yes I would appreciate that! Thanks in advance...
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