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Natural Slate Floor Tiles Can Last Well Over 100 Years

The Enduring Elegance of Natural Slate Floor Tiles

Natural slate floor tiles stand as timeless testaments to both aesthetic allure and longevity, requiring minimal maintenance while captivating with their inherent beauty. In this exploration, we delve into the origins of slate, the installation process, the significance of sealing, and additional insights to ensure the longevity of your slate flooring.

Unveiling the Essence of Slate

Slate, a metamorphic rock, emerges from the transformation of shale-type sedimentary rock, either clay or volcanic ash, through low-grade regional metamorphism. Its fine-grained, foliated, and homogeneous nature distinguishes it as the finest-grained foliated metamorphic rock.

The Art of Installation

Slate floor tiles undergo a meticulous installation process where they are set on mortar and carefully grouted along the edges. This precise methodology ensures a durable and aesthetically pleasing outcome, showcasing the natural beauty of each tile.

The Crucial Role of Sealing

To enhance durability, appearance, and resistance against stains and efflorescence, slate tiles benefit significantly from chemical sealants. Sealing also plays a pivotal role in managing surface smoothness. It’s noteworthy that, while slate provides an exquisite surface, it can become slippery when wet. Hence, proper sealing not only preserves the tiles but also enhances safety.

Additional Slate Insights

In the realm of slate tiles, the term “gauged” often surfaces, signifying that the back surface is ground to facilitate installation. This practice reflects the commitment to providing a seamless and efficient installation experience.

Maintenance Expertise at Your Service

For all your floor maintenance inquiries and concerns, our experts stand ready to offer guidance and solutions. Whether you seek advice on preserving the longevity of your slate floor tiles or navigating the intricacies of maintenance, we are here to assist you.


Invest in the enduring elegance of natural slate floor tiles, and let their timeless beauty grace your space for well over a century. Contact us today to embark on a journey of exquisite and enduring flooring solutions.

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