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Posted: 1/16/2021 8:13:31 PM EST
When entering my house, through either the front door or attached garage door, you wind up in a tiled area.  There is a single 12"X12" tile that has become dangerously slippery.  We have scrubbed it with different soaps and degreasers, assuming it somehow got grease or oil on it.   Cleaning does not help.

1 - What would cause this?

2 - Any tricks to remedy this??  (tearing the tile out is not an option)
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 8:18:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/16/2021 9:21:17 PM EST by BigReb]
Adhesive shower duckies?


Maybe scuff it with an abrasive?
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 1:12:52 PM EST
Rubber backed throw carpets at the door. Not really much you can do to smooth glazed tile other than replace it.
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 1:36:39 PM EST
Acid etch?
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 4:28:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CROQ:
Acid etch?
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I would try that in a closet or somewhere that won't be obvious if it goes bad.  Grout will likely etch faster than concrete would and not as easy to  stop reaction with a hose like in a garage.

But I would try this if I could do it somewhere it won't show.
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 6:26:50 PM EST
Abrade it.  Use a sander if it requires too much elbow grease.

Use clear epoxy to bond grit to the tiles' surface.  

If you acid etch, mask all areas you do not want etched.
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 7:49:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:
Abrade it.  Use a sander if it requires too much elbow grease.

Use clear epoxy to bond grit to the tiles' surface.  

If you acid etch, mask all areas you do not want etched.
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This is sort of what I was hoping to hear. My tiny brain wondered if there was something I could cover it with with some grit in it, that might work.
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 8:03:45 PM EST
Sounds like someone used wall tile on the floor.

Epoxy some grit to the surface.
You may need to rough it up before allying the epoxy to get a good bond.
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