Tile finish in kitchen/bathroom

tncraftApril 11, 2012

I searched for polished tile for kitchen/bathroom floors and everything I found said no to polished tile in kitchens/bathrooms.

I posted in the kitchen forum and asked what's an acceptable coefficient of friction (COF) for tile in kitchens but never got an answer.

So, what do you think? Do you have a polished or matte finished tiles in your kitchen/bathroom floors? Do you know the COF?

I found a semi-polished porcelain tile that has a COF of 0.68 dry and 0.61 wet. Should I assume this is not good enough and just go with tiles with a matte finish?


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I don't know the COF info but I chose matte finish tiles for both kitchen and baths as a safety precaution. The finish in my bathrooms is probably a bit more slick than the kitchen tile - which has more of an uneven surface and mimics travertine. We've been in our home for over 4 months now and no problems with slipping when wet!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 9:14AM
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