The base material for White Aluminium Oxide is bauxite.
Relative to flooring applications, White Aluminium Oxide is used as an anti-slip mineral. It is very hard – 9.0 on the Mohs scale – and very clean. It can contribute anti-slip properties in decorative surfaces without detracting from the appearance of the surface underneath.
White Aluminium Oxide can also be pigmented in bright whites and yellows to give high visibility, as well as light emitting coatings for anti-slip qualities to stair treads and nosings.