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Thread: Is a Star Floor and/or porcelain tile compatible with Hydrazzo?

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    Is a Star Floor and/or porcelain tile compatible with Hydrazzo?

    I am considering putting a star floor in a portion of our pool and some porcelain tiles on the steps and the edge of the benches and swimouts. Since I understand Hydrazzo is a highly polished, sanded product, would that eliminate the use of either the stars or the tiles? Or do the Hydrazzo people polish around each tile or star point. Does anyone know?
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    Re: Is a Star Floor and/or porcelain tile compatible with Hydrazzo?

    I would be afraid that porcelain tiles would be slippery.
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    Re: Is a Star Floor and/or porcelain tile compatible with Hydrazzo?

    Can't give you a full answer, but at least one star floor manufacturer says to sand the point of light to make it shine more. So at least some sanding is apparently contemplated.

    This is from FiberStars' installation instructions:
    9. To change the light effect out of each fixture you may do the following to the remaining tip
    that is flush with the interior surface:
    A. Polish the tip with wet/dry sand paper. This will give you the least amount of
    light from the tip.
    B. Use a medium grade sand paper and sand the tip end. This will achieve a
    higher amount of light output than item A.
    C. Use a very heavy grade of sand paper and make the tip end extremely rough.
    The rougher the tip end is made the more light it will produce.
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    Re: Is a Star Floor and/or porcelain tile compatible with Hydrazzo?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Is a Star Floor and/or porcelain tile compatible with Hydrazzo?

    According to that they would work. I agree with too much tile on the steps. Too slippery.
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