May 22, 2010 1:48 PM Subscribe
How do I make [someone else's] wood floor less slippery?
posted by MtDewd to home & garden (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I play table tennis in a fairly unused gym at a local college. It looks like a typical wooden gym floor, but it's dangerously slippy. It does not appear to have been waxed in the last year or two- it's not shiny. It has a dull, old look to it. Some days it's fairly dirty, but it actually seems to have a slightly better grip then. I don't know why it's so slippery.
We have tried sweeping, followed by a quick wet mopping, but that doesn't work for more than a minute or two. Obviously, we can't do anything permanent, but is there some kind of powder or liquid that will provide traction for a couple of hours (or until it's cleaned)?