Glossy porcelain/ceramic floor tiles... OK or too slippery?
Of course, it always happens this way: the perfect color tile is not available in a matte finish, only glossy!
I'm looking at 12x12 porcelain and ceramic tiles. I've been to all the local tile places. The absolute perfect one is way out of my price range, once you factor in shipping. So I sort of need to stick with a tile that I don't have to pay shipping on (ie at Lowes or HD, sadly.)
The second best, color-wise, is the American Olean Hennessey Place Cararra 12 x 12. However, it doesn't come in a matte finish.
Is it OK to use the gloss finish? This is a high-traffic bathroom with a tub/shower used by a teenager. The actual useable floor area is quite small (maybe 17 sf?) and there will be a bath mat used when showering. Is it too much of a slip hazard? Will the glossy finish scratch easier?