Many people have ceramic floors in their homes. When the floors get wet, they can become slippery and dangerous to walk on. People can slip and fall, causing injuries. You can make your ceramic floors less slippery and make your home much more safer. If you really want a safer home, use some standard techniques to make your ceramic floors safe to walk on all the time.
Things You'll Need
- Slip-resistant solution
- Protective eye ware
- Rubber boots
- Dust pan
- Trash can
Clean your floors well. Sweep and mop them for a good hour. Remove all waxes from your floors. You want to make sure the floors are very clean, so the slip-resistant solution sticks well to each ceramic tile. Take your time, and clean your ceramic floors until they have no dirt left on them.
Apply the slip-resistant solution to your ceramic floor once it's clean and dry. Brush the slip resistant solution on a small area of tiles. Brush each tile for a couple minutes, letting it foam up. Let the floor dry for a good 10 minutes.
Repeat the process for each small area of tile every 10 minutes. Make sure to keep track of what tiles you already did by starting at one area of the room and moving right to left. The whole process might take a few hours for a large room. When your whole ceramic floor has the resistant solution on it and is dried, you can walk on it right away.
Check every tile you added the resistant solution to, and make sure it has some gripping to it. If it doesn't have a good grip, add more slip resistant solution to it, and let it dry again. You don't want any ceramic tiles to remain slippery because someone could get hurt. Make sure to check over the whole area a couple of times to make sure you did a good job. Once all the tiles are gripping well, you are finished.
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