Slippery tile floor in shower

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Old 12-22-09, 12:01 AM
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Slippery tile floor in shower

The ceramic tile floor in our shower stall is slippery when taking a shower. Using a mat with suction cups is not a satisfactory solution. I have seen a couple of products advertised on the internet that are supposed to fix the problem by etching the tile to rough up the surface a bit. But these products are only available on line and not in stores. No one around here knows anything about such products or how effective they might be.
So I'm wondering what would be the best way to handle this problem. I know there are little stick-on things you can buy too. But do they work well on tile?
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Old 12-22-09, 10:11 AM
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I use some Johnny Grip in my kitchen 4 months ago. My tile is still non-slip no matter how wet it gets.
I don't know about the other companies, but Johnny Grip has a 30 money back guarantee.
This is their site.. Slippery Tile? Fix it Easy! Johnny Grip Non Slip Tile Treatment
 
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what kind of tile do you have in the shower?
 
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Old 12-23-09, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Resurfacer View Post
what kind of tile do you have in the shower?
I didn't do the job myself. It was done by a contractor - one who specializes in bathroom and kitchen tile - showers, countertops, floors etc. I believe he used ceramic tile. The shower wall tile is 6" x 6" and the floor tile is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". All are smooth surface.
 
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Has anyone had any experience with stick-on procucts?
 
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SkyJan,

Your 4 1/4" tiles are ceramic wall tiles and should not have been installed on a shower floor. Aside from being slippery, the bisque can absorb up to 18-20% of its weight in water. Should have used porcelain tiles. It's done that way to save money and to be able to offer the same tiles on the floor as the walls.

I see it here a lot too, even bathroom floors.

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