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Our customer wanted hard surface walls in the shower (we are using LG) and wanted the shower pan made of the same material. No problem, said the LG shop. The customer expected the shower pan floor would be "etched" to have something of a non-skid surface, and I thought we confirmed that with the shop -- but when the pan was delivered today, the floor is smooth. I didn't notice it until the installers had left. We called the shop and they said "no, we always make them that way, never had an issue."
Is is possible or advisable to "etch" the floor to be more non-slip? either with chemicals, or an 80 grit wheel?
I can see a benefit to doing that, but not sure how much nonslip it will even be then. And the drawbacks: might not look all that good, and also provides place to trap dirt and bacteria.
When the supplier comes next week to install the walls, they are going to bring a scrap that's been sanded a bit for the customer to look at; I'd like to have some "been there done that" advice from this forum to add to the discussion.