Make engineered hardwood less slippery


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Old 06-05-19, 02:59 PM
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Make engineered hardwood less slippery

My entire house has engineered hardwood flooring and the previous owner told it's really good quality and can be sanded/surfaced 3 times. My problem is that my floor is really slippery for my dog (and for older people too). My dog is 1 yr old and really playful but he is not able to run on the floor, he slips/falls all the time. Is there anything easy which can be done to make it less slippery?

We have been living in this house for 6 years and the slipperiness hasn't gone down too much.
 
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Old 06-05-19, 03:14 PM
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Our cat spins out when she takes corners too fast and I've seen friends animals slip on their wood and tile so it's not isolated to just your dog. You can put down rugs but other than that the dog will eventually learn.
 
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That's the nature of the product. Rugs are about all you can do. I have a cousin in the same boat other than it's less of her house which has wood but her dog simply won't go into the rooms with hardwood flooring.
 
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Old 06-06-19, 02:25 PM
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A flooring guy in HD told me that I could sand the flooring and apply different type of coating (non-slippery finish), does anyone know about it? I'm a complete noob in flooring but want to try if something is possible.
 
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Old 06-06-19, 03:06 PM
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Your first mistake is asking a clerk at HD for advice.

Rugs, runners and such with anti-skip mats underneath is about all you can do.

I have a 120 lb lab who has learned to gauge his "slide" so he doesn't crash into things like he did when he was a puppy. So, when chasing a ball, he now slides into the fetch instead of steam rolling. Dogs know two speeds, full out or dead stop, no in between.
 
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Old 06-06-19, 03:28 PM
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Ask the dog, I bet he'd rather be outside. Good answers... don't over think it.
 
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.... and no site applied finish will wear as well as the factory finish.
 
 

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