What kind of tile?
You've already made the (correct) decision to go with tiles, you'll just have to visit a ceramic tile distributor showroom to make a selection. There is no reason why a tile should be slippery, the proper tiles for floors are not.
$2 per ft. does limit you since that isn't even average, but there are plenty of tiles available in the price range. Just stay away from the real cheap ones, those close to a buck or so.
Will the work be done by someone else or are you taking the allowance and doing the work yourself? That's where we can help, even (or especially) if a contractor is doing the installation. Let us know.
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