Slate Floor Tile
Slate flooring tile is highly dense, and that allows it to have the superior durability, have great strength, be resistant to chips, cracks, scratches, and breaks. Slate is one of the natural stones that will not need to be sealed on a regular maintenance schedule. It’ll look like new for decades if it is cared for using the standard soap and water clean up. Just like the other timeless options (Marble and Quartzite), Slate’s also one of those timeless tile choices that won’t never become out dated, or go out of “style”. There’s tons of different colors and styles of Slate, so let’s pick the best one for your home or office today.
A sub-surface sealant is added to all Slate tiling systems that Tile Installation Gilbert handles, prior to installation. We also apply a final outer barrier on the top, that protects the surface in the event someone potentially leaves a stain. If y our Slate tiling system is in an area where it has a lot of foot traffic volume, we would recommend coating it with a light layer to help protect the surface from becoming worn out before it’s time.
By far the most likely place to find staining or mildew growth on a tile floor is around the tile’s grouting. It always makes sense to do preventive maintenance and seal protect those grout lines. Fortunately for some people, grout lines that haven’t been well kept can still be replaced without causing any structural damage to the tiling. Much like other natural stone tiling that’s super heavy and dense, we recommend against installing these on the second floor of buildings that aren’t designed to handle the added weight load. Due to the nature of Slate and how its manufactured, it super challenging to plan for a particular type of color scheme based on sample pieces. It’s very difficult to match a sample piece with the Slate that would currently be available. We would prefer if you’re interested in Slat, to join us while shopping, so you can see the Slate in person that’ll be part of your office or home.