Stone Grip Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Stone Grip
A: Stone Grip is a water based treatment that creates micro-treads in the floors surface.
Q: Is Stone Grip a Coating?
A: No. Stone Grip is a treatment that creates micro-treads on the surface of mineral based flooring and stone.
Q: How does Stone Grip work?
A: Stone Grip works by applying the treatment on a surface for an allocated amount of time and then neutralizing or washing the treatment off.
Q: How long should I treat my floor for?
A: All surfaces have their own personality; the application time is subjective. You should treat your floor for as long as it needs to increase the slip resistance while it is wet. Ideally when a rubber shoe stops sliding more than a couple of inches you should wash or neutralize the treatment. The testing phase is fundamental to understanding the amount of time the treatment needs to be on.
Q: Will Stone Grip Damage my Tiles?
A: Stone Grip will not damage your tiles as the micro-treads are microscopic and are not visible to the naked eye.
Q: How do I neutralize the treatment
A: When neutralizing the treatment you simply need to fill a bucket or small tank sprayer with clean tap water. Add one or two tablespoons of baking soda per gallon of water and mix well. Set aside to use when needed.
Q: How do I clean it after treatment
A: It can be cleaned with a mild soap and then the remaining fluids can be flushed down the drain or toilet.
Q: How do I maintain the surface?
A: At a minimum of once a week brush the surface with a mild soap and rinse. Commercial areas like restaurants are high traffic areas should be cleaned daily with a deck brush to agitate the surface
Q: Can I seal over this or will it work on a sealer
A: Stone Grip does not work effectively in conjunction with sealers
Q: What can I use on an already sealed tile?
A: Lightly sand the tiles and then use a coating tile like Deck Grip or Floor Grip
Q: Will it change the look of my floors?
A: No Stone Grip will not change the look of your tiles or natural stone surface. If you have dark tiles, please see below for more information on how to apply.
Q: My tiles are shiny what will Stone Grip do?
A: Depending on your testing, it is possible Stone Grip can reduce the sheen of the tiles.
Q: What can I use to maintain the shine or gloss of my tiles
A: The most ideal product to maintain the gloss or shine of your tiles would be Polish Grip or a gloss coating, such as Deck Grip or Floor Grip.
Q: My tiles are dark can I still use Stone Grip?
A: In the case of dark tiles like black, red or blue you need to decrease the application time given within the instructions. Remember to always run a test on an inconspicuous area.