Just finished this mat to go with my Bathroom Redo. It has a peculiar providence, I was mooching around the CB2 website, doing a little window shopping and I spotted a cool pebble mat like this fellow for $54.
Me: 'Hey, I had that idea too!' I just didn't get around to doing it!"
My Sweetie: "So you're saying they stole your idea from inside your head?"
Me, kinda indignant: "YEAH"
Him: "Would you like me to make you a tinfoil hat?"
Crazy aside, here's how I made the mat.
You will need:
I smooshed down the glue then arranged the rocks. Not hard at all. In retrospect I think it would have been better to start in the center and work my way out. It's also probably best to let the glue set for a good 24 hours before walking on it.
The only difficult part for me was to not try and arrange the rocks too much, I didn't want straight lines or uniform colour, but it's hard to let go of the whole symmetry thing. I think it turned out pretty organic looking though. It feels really lovely on bare feet and the rocks get shiny when they are wet.
I haven't had any problems with slipperiness... yet.