Slate floor tiles offer natural beauty with very little maintenance.
What is Slate?
Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock
How are Slate Floor Tiles Installed?
Slate tiles are installed and set on mortar and grouted along the edges.
Slate Tiles Should Be Sealed
Chemical sealants are often used on slate tiles to improve durability and appearance, increase stain resistance, reduce efflorescence, and increase or reduce surface smoothness. Slate flooring can be slippery when wet.
Other Information About Slate
Slate tiles are often sold gauged, meaning that the back surface is ground for ease of installation.
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