COMMUNITY FORUM

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
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Write a message on your pumpkin but avoid the trouble of etching or carving. Go for chalkboard paint instead! Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2