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latexia707

04:00PM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 11/01/06
34 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Hello all...

First thing first... i do confess that I sneak peek from time to time another popular tv show... by the name of TOH... ok ok ok... now that this is out of the way... here we go!

I recall seeing in an old TOH show (The Cambridge House)... a method for making a stone anti-slip by using a torch and burning the surface of the stone... which they were saying was more effective than sand blasting.

In my ever continuing bathroom remodelling, I am about to do the floor using 3/8" or 1/2" thick marble and not wanting to hit my skull on the floor when it's going to be wet... I was wondering if I could apply such a treatment to marble (maybe too fragile) and of course... knowing the name of that treatment would also help in asking aound to my stone suppliers if they can do it! ;)

Thanks in advance!

Tileguybob

10:12AM | 07/04/07
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
I believe it is called flaming but I also believe it only pertains to certain stones like granite and is not something to be done inside a house. There are stone refinishers in the chat forum at www.stoneadvice.com who can guide you.

There are products that can be applied to the floor to make it more slip resistant. www.sliptech.com is a national brand and there are others also. Try googling anti-slip floor treatments
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