Re: Gloss vs Matt floor tiles in wet areas2
Aug 06, 2019 10:06 am
We have shine tiles (sometimes called lapato). They are a cross between matt and gloss. We have them through the whole house including in the showers and don't have any slip issues.
Re: Gloss vs Matt floor tiles in wet areas3
Aug 07, 2019 2:09 am
Hi, I've got gloss rectified porcelain floor tiles in all my wet areas but despite being glossy they still have a slight surface texture to them. So they are no problem at all when wet - I've nver ever felt that I would or could slip, bare foot or otherwise. I definitely wouldn't be going for a full gloss "untextured" tile though for the floor - that would be slippery (I've got full gloss for the wall tiles though).
I used to have highly textured satin finish floor tiles in my previous house. So far as comparing the two, the gloss ones look a lot better and classier (and are more expensive), they are easier to keep clean but (surprisingly and disappointingly) they can be scratched by very heavy objects (such as a delivery trolley with the full weight of a washing machine on it). But in normal use they are virtually scratch proof.
To be honest though in hindsight I would have gone with a more highly textured semi gloss finish for the floor tiles as they are the best compromise in practical terms imho. I only really went with the glossy ones this time around because the supplier my builder used didn't really have much of a selection of anything other than the more fancy glossy type. Perhaps they are the "in thing" these days.
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