This week I’m dipping into the ‘ol mailbag!
This week we received a question regarding wooden bath mats, which strangely I have a lot of thoughts on.
When we visited after the conference, I remember looking at the bamboo grate/mat things you had on your floor and thinking that looked like a good idea. But now I’m looking online for them, and can’t find anything like it. Where did you get them, do you recall? Do you remember what they were called, even?
We wanted to have a clean upscale feel with our flooring at the Shoppe and decided upon tile for the floors. We knew there might be some slip issues, but thought we would figure it out along the way like so many other hurdles we had run into up to that point.
Initially I thought a clear liquid grip could be applied to the tile that would dry and provide the necessary friction to prevent customers from slipping. If someone has used this or a similar product successfully, please email me!
Since we haven’t yet found anything that works and doesn’t build up grime, we decided to put wooden mats down that would maintain the atmosphere of our float rooms. We place towels underneath the mats that not only absorb water throughout the day (we wash the floor towels at night and put fresh ones on the ground the following morning), but they also provide grip for the mats so they don’t slip around.
What we have found is that grated platforms with any kind of glaze can be just as slippery as tile. In the end we found that teak without any glaze is the best for stability. While teak tends to run on the expensive side, it can be found discounted online (such as the one we have) or even on sale locally (yay for supporting small business!).
This has been Dylan’s Mailbag, where you find the answers to all your float tank, water, and relationship questions! Until next time, stay salty!