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    Tiles or granite?

    I'm about to surrender the storeroom to the kids, so it will henceforth be known as the bunker. I've removed most of the shelves and left one stack in case it comes handy; probably will, but if not it can go.

    To suit its intended purpose the bunker should be tiled, and all was going sweet till a mate mentioned that granite is harder wearing and might be worth considering as a long term one off. More expensive installed, but now it's an option.

    My original thought in round numbers was 20k all in for tiles, and from a brief visit to the local quarry on Sukhumvit granite would be more or less double.

    The bunker is around 40sqm, and add a bit for stairs, ramp and sides.

    What do the pros think?

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    Tiles for the steps, but not impressed with the selection of non-slip/rubber for the ramp which could get quite slippery when wet, so how do we keep the utility of the ramp and kids from going ass over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    so how do we keep the utility of the ramp and kids from going ass over?
    rib it

    and tiles

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    You can have large tiles looking like granite with very exact edges. When properly laid, no need a gap.

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    Astroturf is another option

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    Tiles. Long term you ain't gonna be here. Why worry about after?

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    You need to consider how slippery the surface will get, i'd go some non slip bathroom type - if its for the kids to f' around in why spend a fortune

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    ^Astroturf, thats funny. He was asking what the building pros think. Not a socker (football) fan.

    I'd take that for granite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Tiles or granite?
    Uncanny Jabir but my house is built similar to yours except I can only access the bunker from inside. Measurements look about the same as well. Enough small talk. Tile it.

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    You should turn it into a basement man cave of sins. The kids can play in the Soi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    intended purpose
    What is intended usage? I can't think of any I would consider granite.

    Granito could be option to granite but I would lean heavily toward normal tile.

    EXTRUDE TILE | Kenzai is a manufacturer and exporter of unglazed and homogeneous ceramics tiles

    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    not impressed with the selection of non-slip/rubber for the ramp
    I use this on places I need non slip surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    You should turn it into a basement man cave of sins.
    Good idea. I wish I'd thought of that before the wife used it as a storeroom.

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    Non-slip paint onto the concrete. Safety grip paint for the ramp.

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    Is Altro or polysafe flooring available in Thailand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Safety grip paint for the ramp.
    Chair lift for that. It'll keep the kids entertained as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Is Altro or polysafe flooring available in Thailand?
    Is your index finger broken? Try here https://www.lazada.co.th/products/lu...RoCICsQAvD_BwE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Is your index finger broken?
    Did a quick search but nothing seemed on, maybe some local variant. Nowt wrong with me middle finger Prag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Non-slip paint onto the concrete. Safety grip paint for the ramp.
    Jotun Jota Armour ... available in Thailand:

    Non-slip coating for steel and concrete.
    Jota Armour provides a coarse surface with non-slip performance in wet, oily and icy conditions.
    Exceptional non-slip properties for people and equipment even when applied on a sloping ramp or walk-way.

    https://www.jotun.com/th/th/b2b/pain...ta-armour.aspx
    Nev has style

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    By the way, Jack answered the question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Astroturf is another option
    Part of my job 25 years ago used to be creating play areas for kids ()... I worked in a boarding school.

    25 Years ago.
    Which was the last time I worked with kids, repo senders.

    This is exactly what we did with the basement.

    It's by far the most practical solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    It's by far the most practical solution.
    ..... until it rains .......

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    There are issues of Astro turf and cancer

    Artificial turf that uses infill made from recycled tires (“crumb rubber”) contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals, including benzothiazole, carbon black, and heavy metals. As the Mt. ... Children have increased exposure to toxic chemicals due to the unique way they interact with their environment.

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    I was thinking that Jack didn't literally mean astroturf tm.

    Just the cheapass stuff in Thailand.

    Like a roll of rubbish green carpet.

    Not that Jack exudes 'cheap' at all.

    Have you ever actually been to Thailand?

    On a scale of 1-10 surely this would be a 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    You need to consider how slippery the surface will get, i'd go some non slip bathroom type - if its for the kids to f' around in why spend a fortune
    For this and a couple of suggestions from above, makes sense that if the ramp tiles are wet they would use the steps. So regular nonslip bathroom type tiles it will be for the ramp.

    Prag: Fair comment, won't be around to see tiles wear out, but the idea is to dob dob dob so if floor granite comes out on top by a margin that'll be it. Are you on the Darkside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Astroturf is another option
    Jacko: No thanks, they'll wet and use it as a slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    What is intended usage? I can't think of any I would consider granite.

    Granito could be option to granite but I would lean heavily toward normal tile.

    EXTRUDE TILE | Kenzai is a manufacturer and exporter of unglazed and homogeneous ceramics tiles



    I use this on places I need non slip surface.

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    Thanks, looks worth having a pot of that in the shed.

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    A consideration, how long the kids will be playing there? The kids grow very fast, fly away as per their own ideas, not of the father's. What will be the subsequent purpose of the room?
    (Unless another batch of kids is delivered... )

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