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    Travertine Deck Slippery

    Hi everyone again. I have had my pool since 2007. We installed travertine tiles all around the pool for a deck. The problem is that it is so slippery when your feet are wet. Does anyone have any ideas how to increase the traction of travertine. The only good thing is that it looks great and never gets hot when baking in the sun.

    thanks in advance.
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    Re: Travertine Deck Slippery

    What finish travertine is it?

    Honed or polished are going to be a problem. Brushed or tumbled shouldn't be a problem. Talk to a pro and see if it can be ground to make it rougher.
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    Re: Travertine Deck Slippery

    Did you seal it? Travertine should not be slippery unless it's the type as mentioned by JohnT

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    Re: Travertine Deck Slippery

    I would assumed it is Honed/Polished Tiles and not pavers. That is the wrong type of tile to put around a pool. I would talk to a pro...but you will probably have to etch it.
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    Re: Travertine Deck Slippery

    I believe it is polished. There is no sealant. I was thinking of using muriatic acid to etch it but I am open to other suggestions.
    thanks
    Omar
    42' x 25' Gunite Pool, 10' x 10' Spa, Horseshoe wading pool around spa, 40,000 gallons
    Hayward Aquarite SWG, Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump 3HP(main) 011018
    Hayward Pump (spa), Hayward DE Filter, LED Lights, Waterfall, Granite Tile

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