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Unread 12-22-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Tile for bar area of restaurant

Hey gang.

I run a restaurant in the summer time and the owner is thinking about putting in a bar area. The floor is currently carpet and he's scared of putting tile in that area because of it being slippery when wet. What kind of tile could I get for him to relieve his worries?
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Unread 12-22-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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For my 2 cents, unglazed quarry tile.
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bar area front or bar area behind ?

an Abr quarry is good.
but any tile with a high C.O.F. will do.
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Yeah sorry, I should have specified. I'm talking about in front of the bar, the customer area. So I was trying to find something aesthetically pleasing...
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Bar Area ...? Tile Floor ...?

An abrasive quarry tile in the "back of the bar" area and a tile with a high COF in the customer area.

COF = Coefficient of Friction

and of course ... a "Stainless" Grout .. (gotta get a sales plug in ...!)


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any good textured tile would be good.
lots of flamed granites or flamed porcelain with a high COF.

try Crossville. good porcelain, lots of colors in cross colors and has some great non slip finishes
like Cross-Sheen or Cross-Slate

http://www.crossvilleinc.com/resources_finishes.cfm
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I did one a few months ago. We used 18x18 black porcelain w/ a 1/16 joint.

http://www.stonepeakceramics.com/pro...BLACK%20COFFEE
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Crossville has some really nice abrasive stuff. I've used it a few times around pools and such
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Unread 12-25-2009, 08:24 PM   #9
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There are times when a little absorption is a good thing, like unglazed quarry. Porcelain tile or glazed tile takes more frequent cleaning than an unglazed quarry. Nothing goes in either where it can be absorbed in the quarry and surface dry quicker. Granted, it is hard to go styling with quarry.
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