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    Anti slip my Thai granite

    I have Granite floors and when wet are worse than walking on ice. I bought some expensive anti slip tape from Homepro to put on the outside steps for when it rains but within a week of putting it on they became unstuck. Does anyone know of where I can get quality anti slip adhesive tape ? Preferably in Buriram Province. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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    Well, you should never use polished granite floors where it could get wet!!

    sorry

    You could have the dangerous areas "unpolished" i.e. roughed up

    those areas then are non-slip and safer although not so beautiful

    You do not have to do the whole step, just rough up 2cm strip lines across
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    When you say expensive do you mean 3M? If so through no fault of your own you neglected to seal the edges against excess moisture/water.

    3M makes a tube of stuff for this so you obvoiusly weren't the first. I don't know if Home Pro stocks it. Office Depot? Office Centre?

    Not slip bath mat?

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    You can buy acid to etch rough strips onto the granite, ie you tape up the areas you want to keep smooth, then acid the areas you want rough, wash it off, take the tape off, and your away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivor Biggun
    within a week of putting it on they became unstuck
    Made in Thailand was it?

    3M is the way to go, but if you find any. look closely at the packaging because brands like 3M and Black and Decker / Bosch etc are often shite quality copies.
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    you tape up the areas you want to keep smooth
    With the ops original tape? Thats gonna keep acid at bay for a good 2.5 seconds I reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    You can buy acid to etch rough strips onto the granite, ie you tape up the areas you want to keep smooth, then acid the areas you want rough, wash it off, take the tape off, and your away.

    yep, that keeps it looking nice and neat too

    I am not sure which acid would attack granite though! For marble, no problem hydrochloric works well.

    Granite is mainly quartz and feldspar, the latter can be etched with Hydrofluoric acid

    Only acid that will etch granite is hydrofluric (same stuff they frost glass with) handle with care if you choose to use it Real nasty stuff.
    so try that, with rubber gloves

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    i see something at home pro, comes in spray can form. you spray it on the tile surface, then it becomes the non-slip one. not sure if it's gonna work with granite. please check it out with, in this case, (not so useful) homepro staff.

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    Just rip the granite up and lay it upside down,I know it's a stupid idea, but at least you won't break your neck.

    (posted by someone who has, broken their neck)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusG View Post
    Just rip the granite up and lay it upside down,I know it's a stupid idea, but at least you won't break your neck.

    (posted by someone who has, broken their neck)
    sorry about your neck. Did you fall on your head?

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    5555555, yes I did, but I've still got a sense of humour

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    I found a product that works to reduce the slipperiness of tile. It is call Daito, Super Daito GC-012. It is available at Home Shop (maybe others too) but they probably won't know they have it. I had to look through about 10 aisles and, of course, it was in the last one. Thoroughly clean the area and let it dry. Pour it on the tile and sponge it around to cover the whole area. Let it sit at least 15 minutes. Rinse or mop it off with a very wet mop. Works immediately, to varying but satisfying degrees, and is permanent. Cleans the grout as it works and does not break it down.

    I have 2 bathrooms with different tile in each and it worked better on one than the other, but they are both markedly improved. This is supposed to work on ceramic, cement, slate, granite, porcelain, etc. My carport is also tile, for whatever reason, and I'm going to try it there and on the porches/steps next. Stay tuned!

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