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Dear Group,

Our seven year old puppy, Athena           is having a very hard time getting up on our slippery tile floors these days.  Is anyone aware of a local (guadalajara) company that can come in and apply some type of non-skid coating to our floors?  I have tried these guys but they said no because their product is a film that is only applied to small areas.  Sr. Google has not been helpful.  Any pointers would be apprciated.

Best wishes,

N&H

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I used deck paint.  It has just enough sand in it to keep people (and puppies, I'm sure) from slipping.  It's not clear, though, it's paint.

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Thank you Liana, but we are hoping for something clear that won't take away the appearance of the tile.

Hi Lily, we bought those from Amazon, as well as the "non slip socks."  Both were a non starter for Athena.

 

 

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Thanks Tiny, I actually bought that too.  I have the one gallon jug from Amazon USA.  The application procedure is a little involved, and as a last resort I will try to get my handyperson to apply it, but I'm hoping that some company in the area does this for a living.  I thought with the number of old dogs, and people, in the area this would be a relatively common problem, especially given how easy it is to fall down in a damp bathroom or kitchen.  I even remember reading an ad for this in the Ojo 9 years ago when we first moved here.  Sadly that ad is no longer being published.

Best wishes,

N&H

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18 minutes ago, mexjerry said:

Thank you for the link, but I don't really want to change the color of the tile.  I'm looking for a clear non-slip coating for the inside of a house.  I don't think deck paint is going to be the right product here.  Plus adding sand to something would make your whole floor feel "gritty" which I doubt would be very comfortable, though I'm sure the dog wouldn't mind.

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1 hour ago, henrylaxen said:

Thanks Tiny, I actually bought that too.  I have the one gallon jug from Amazon USA.  The application procedure is a little involved, and as a last resort I will try to get my handyperson to apply it, but I'm hoping that some company in the area does this for a living.  I thought with the number of old dogs, and people, in the area this would be a relatively common problem, especially given how easy it is to fall down in a damp bathroom or kitchen.  I even remember reading an ad for this in the Ojo 9 years ago when we first moved here.  Sadly that ad is no longer being published.

Best wishes,

N&H

You may want to ask around if there are any tile layers locally.  They may be familiar with using that product or something like that..

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Just now, Tiny said:

You may want to ask around if there are any tile layers locally.  They may be familiar with using that product or something like that..

I will do that too, if I don't get any sage advice from this forum.  Futhermore, if I find an acceptable solution, I will post the result here in case anyone else needs it.

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Henry they can drill lines in the existing tile and put in additional group lines .  Gustavo did this for us at the Riberas Pet store on the areas where the tile was covering a sloop It is a much more permanent and attractive solution to the problem at a surprising low cost.  Drop into the store and you can take a look at this solution.

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1 hour ago, sue said:

Henry they can drill lines in the existing tile and put in additional group lines .  Gustavo did this for us at the Riberas Pet store on the areas where the tile was covering a sloop It is a much more permanent and attractive solution to the problem at a surprising low cost.  Drop into the store and you can take a look at this solution.

I will.  What is your address?

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8 hours ago, henrylaxen said:

Dear Group,

Our seven year old puppy, Athena           is having a very hard time getting up on our slippery tile floors these days.  Is anyone aware of a local (guadalajara) company that can come in and apply some type of non-skid coating to our floors?  I have tried these guys but they said no because their product is a film that is only applied to small areas.  Sr. Google has not been helpful.  Any pointers would be apprciated.

Best wishes,

N&H

there is a product, liquid (special acid) that is applied on the polished floor, and this makes the floor porous and non-slip, it is clear it does not change color. Saludos

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2 hours ago, henrylaxen said:

I will.  What is your address?

Friends of Animals Pet Store Hidalgo #212

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7 hours ago, MtnMama said:

Friends of Animals Pet Store Hidalgo #212

They changed their name to Riberas Pet Store, next to Dr. Ladron.

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Dear MtnMama and AjijicBound,

First thanks for the suggestion.  I stopped by the store today and ran my foot over the drilled tiles.  It was somewhat effective for human feet, which are large and span several stipes, but I don't think it would work for our dobie.  She needs traction everywhere, and her hind legs are very weak and any slippage makes it very difficult to get up. 

Tim J Wilson! 

Thanks for the pointer.  I ordered a quart and with shipping it comes to $114 USD.  Kinda pricey but if it works my Athena dog will be forever grateful.  I'll post a review once I see how it goes.

Best wishes,

N&H

 

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Sounds like the right stuff Henry. Expensive but worth it, make sure you or who ever you hire, has a respirator for fumes and nitrile gloves. Grew up, boyhood, with a dobie hunting squirrel and crow, with my Daisy air rifle. She ended up with that spine disease that they get, hope you don,t go through that.

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Well, here is the end of the story.  I ordered a 1 quart bottle from slipdoctors above.  They sent it fedex, and when it arrived at customs in gdl, it was flagged because it was a liquid.  Fedex was singularly unhelpful, just repeating that I needed to hire a customs broker in order to import it.  I told fedex to tell customs that if they have any slippery spots in their offices they now had a way to prevent injuries.  Thank goodness the brave customs agents are protecting the poor Mexican citizens from such dangerous products.  Cost of lesson learned: approx $100 USD.

Best wishes,

Henry Laxen

 

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3 hours ago, henrylaxen said:

Well, here is the end of the story.  I ordered a 1 quart bottle from slipdoctors above.  They sent it fedex, and when it arrived at customs in gdl, it was flagged because it was a liquid.  Fedex was singularly unhelpful, just repeating that I needed to hire a customs broker in order to import it.  I told fedex to tell customs that if they have any slippery spots in their offices they now had a way to prevent injuries.  Thank goodness the brave customs agents are protecting the poor Mexican citizens from such dangerous products.  Cost of lesson learned: approx $100 USD.

Best wishes,

Henry Laxen

 

Well, sorry 4that! I used a local product in fester! And works great! Try that! Saludos!

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2 hours ago, vista lake said:

Well, sorry 4that! I used a local product in fester! And works great! Try that! Saludos!

Hey Vista Lake,

Could you tell me the name of the product please?

Thanks.

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