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Old 02-24-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Currently my fraternity house basement has tile floors that when wet are very slippery and dangerous. Last year a contractor coated the floor with an epoxy to add grip to the floor, but this lasted only a few months and is almost completely ripped up now from wear and tear.

We are looking at possibly installing rubber flooring mats above the tiles to add a short term solution.

Does anyone have any other suggestions within a reasonable budget?
Also does anyone have experience with rubber floor? The mats we are looking at are 1/4" x 4' x however long you need them cut. We are deciding whether to use and adhesive with the mats or just double sided carpeting tape. We would use a sealant between the rubber mats as well.

We need something easy to clean that can withstand tons of foot traffic and liquids without being slippery. A big problem in our basement is the growth of mold and bacteria which could potentially be a problem if beer is absorbed into the rubber or seeps underneath.

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what is under the tile.If it is concrete I would save the money from the mats and rip up all the tile get the floor smooth and then put down a skid resistant coating like a garages floor coating.They come in different colors but are a three part application but work real well for slippery places and are resistant to all kinds of spills and leaks.Also very low maintenance, probably in the area of about 300 hundred to coat a normal size basement.It will take some work on your part though to get the old tile up and the area prepped

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Hi there,

A good solution for heavy use would be something like a PVC tile which will take a pounding and not suffer cosmetically.

http://www.ukflooringonline.com/prod...lexatile_Stone

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There is also another PVC tile, Flexi-Tile by Reflex Mouldings USA that would work.
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Currently my fraternity house basement has tile floors that when wet are very slippery and dangerous. Last year a contractor coated the floor with an epoxy to add grip to the floor, but this lasted only a few months and is almost completely ripped up now from wear and tear.

We are looking at possibly installing rubber flooring mats above the tiles to add a short term solution.

Does anyone have any other suggestions within a reasonable budget?
Also does anyone have experience with rubber floor? The mats we are looking at are 1/4" x 4' x however long you need them cut. We are deciding whether to use and adhesive with the mats or just double sided carpeting tape. We would use a sealant between the rubber mats as well.

We need something easy to clean that can withstand tons of foot traffic and liquids without being slippery. A big problem in our basement is the growth of mold and bacteria which could potentially be a problem if beer is absorbed into the rubber or seeps underneath.

Thanks
You might consider putting a dehumidifier down there. That would cut down on the moisture.
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