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LisaL
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Posted: August 2, 2008 1:11 AM

Hey folks, My mother who uses a cane is moving in with us and we have polished marble all over our house. Is there anyway to add texture or traction to these so she doesn't slip and fall.
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: August 15, 2008 3:03 PM

RE: add traction to a floor?
There are a number of ways to handle this. The easiest would be to use rubber backed low pile throw rugs in the main walking areas. The marble could be honed by a professional to get rid of the shiny surface. Another option is to apply a chemical made for etching your floor. Try this website: www.trusty-step.com/1001.php
Michael Prachniak - Expert Tile and Stone Consultant and Writer, Owner - Tile Productions
 
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LisaL
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Posted: September 9, 2008 5:26 PM

RE: add traction to a floor?
Michael, thank you so much for your response. I tried the product at that site and it worked great. I also bought a couple of non slip rugs. My mother wanted to say thank you as well!
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: September 9, 2008 7:22 PM

RE: add traction to a floor?
You are quite welcome! It is what I am here for.
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LisaL
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Posted: September 27, 2008 2:07 AM

RE: add traction to a floor?
It is hard t o find good people that are willing to help these days! forum image
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Posted: November 21, 2008 12:59 AM

RE: add traction to a floor?
I hear that!
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