American Standard slip resistant finish on cast iron

JamieMarch 27, 2012

Have you seen this? What's it like? Is it like course sandpaper? Or is it in a pattern like those stick-on things? Is it all over the entire bottom of the tub?

I have submitted questions to AS via the web, but I'm afraid they won't get back to me soon, and the tub I'm considering (Belmor) is going fast.

Thank you

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Jamie

Well, they did get back to me. It sounds like the same impossible to clean texture that's on the acrylic tubs and shower pans I've seen. AS said that's mandatory now.

I wonder if Kohler's slip resistance method is less ugly?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 2:06PM
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cat_mom

Our Toto cast iron tubs and Kohler cast iron shower receptor (shower pan) all have no-slip grips--that was non-negotiable as far as we were concerned. They are not uncomfortable to sit or stand on (more like extra-fine sandpaper texture, not coarse at all), but should provide enough traction to prevent slipping.

I clean our tubs using Lysol Basin, Tub, and Tile aerosol spray/foam cleanser (I use 7th Generation Disinfecting Bathroom cleaner on the walls and in the shower pan in the guest bathroom; minimizes the likelihood of getting the Lysol product on the travertine floor tiles since it can etch). Occasionally the no-slip grips still look less than pure white after cleaning (happens more often in the summer when we're barefoot more often--grimier feet=grimier tub floor). Then I use a dampened Magic Eraser--buff over the tub (or shower) floor, rinse, and the grips/tub/shower pan look brand new.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 2:45PM
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