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Need help for slick floor The Great Hall: Need help for slick floor
By Kwikwitd (Kwikwitd) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 10:39 am: Edit

Our dining room floor is tile, and even a drop of water creates a hazard.

Does anyone know of a product we can apply to the heavy traffic area to provide some traction. I'm tired of holding my breath.


By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 11:42 am: Edit

There is a product for cement, but don't know if it will work for tile.
You need something clear with grit added to it.
Ask a paint dealer if there's a product that you can add sand to it.
But...your going to have to rough the surface of the tile in order for it to stick.
Try sanding the surface of a piece of tile and see how it looks and feels.
Maybe thats all you need to do. If that works then I think all you have to do is re-seal the tile and grout. If, on your test piece, it works you can get one of those big floor buffer machines, and the big sanding disks, from a janitoral supply company.
Good luck.

By Chefgbs (Chefgbs) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 10:20 pm: Edit


There is a product you can apply to any floor to make it nonslip. Please give me couple of days to find the cut sheet I have. Supposedly it works and lasts for a year.

By Corey (Corey) on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 04:00 pm: Edit

Want to see slick floors?
work in fast food for a year or too,
those fries can really move you...

By Chefgbs (Chefgbs) on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 10:56 am: Edit


I'm sorry, but I couldn't find the cut sheet for the product I was thinking about. You can ask your supplier for some suggestions. The premise of this product is that you mop it onto a clean dry floor and is supposed to reduce slipping. I saw it demonstrated at a food show and it seemed reatively inexpensive if you have a small area to do. It is supposed to last a year. Is purchasing rubber mats feasible? Another suggestion would be to make it mandatory for your staff to wear slip resistant shoes. There are a lot of very good and comfortable shoes out there that aren't too expensive.

By Kwikwitd (Kwikwitd) on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 11:19 am: Edit


Thanks for the effort on the cut sheet. Maybe I can track the product thru the phone # of the show producers if available.

Mats are not an option. Staff is OK. I'm more worried about the guests.

Thanks to all.

By Gayle (Gayle) on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 04:16 pm: Edit

I saw something at the last food show I went to. I think it was put out by Ecco-Lab. Or...Uni-Kem?

By Dafatpigeon (Dafatpigeon) on Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 06:25 pm: Edit

Larry, check out this website:

It is a franchise business which specializes in treating floors and tubs to make them non-slip. I am sure if you contact them, they will be happy to set you up with a local dealer.
Chef Mike

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