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Posted by pjaxson (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 17:09

I have an awesome homemade patio in my backyard which during the nice seasons gets more attention than my living room probably does. It is made primarily of treated wood, but I did insert squares of tile to give it some design and color. What I didn�t plan for was the tile being excessively slippery when it is wet. If there are any water spots on the tile after I hose the patio off or after it rains I am sure to slip when walking across them. I am in need of a product that I can now apply to the tile after it has already been placed into the patio to help make it safer. Does anyone have any advice for my particular situation?


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RE: Need a product to increase the coefficient of friction for my

Last summer my husband re-did out bathroom floors with new tile and it wasn't til after the fact that we realized how slippery it was when it got wet from the shower or sink. We purchased a product called Johnny Grip after his friend from work suggested it and it worked well for us. I'm not sure if it will work for tile that is outdoors in the elements all the time, but if you want to call them up and find out I'm sure their number is on the website http://www.slipperytile.com/coefficient-of-friction-tile Hope you can work this out.
P.S.- I wish I had a homemade patio!! :)


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RE: Need a product to increase the coefficient of friction for my

Thanks Claire44. I called their number and spoke with a customer service rep. but he seemed a little distracted at the time lol. He did say that it would work for the tile inserts on my patio so I�m hoping for the best. Now I�m just waiting for the product to get here.


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Best of luck :)


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RE: Need a product to increase the coefficient of friction for my

I applied the product a few days ago and so far, so good. It was a little tedious having to be down on my hands and knees to coat it onto each individual tile square with a sponge, but I guess if I was working with an entire kitchen floor and a mop it would have been a bit easier! Now only time will tell if it lasts�


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