s8ndykFebruary 4, 2011
Is slate flooring durable?
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Annie Thornton
Slate flooring is extremely durable. It can be used as an interior and exterior flooring material. The even color and texture of the slate is due to the fact that its texture is so fine. This means, that it is very difficult for liquids and stains to penetrate it. Although it is not necessary, you can protect your slate floors with a sealant that will give it somewhat of a permanent "wet look." This floor does not take wax or other sealers like that. Just make sure that you have a correct sub-floor to install the tile, and you are good to go.
    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 4:44PM
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Studio C Interior Design
Actually, slate is a porous material. I would highly recommend having sealant applied to slate, especially if it is to be used in a wet area such as a kitchen or bathroom. The sealant can be applied by your installer or you can do it yourself. I would recommend at least two coats initially and reapplication once a year. There are few materials as beautiful and diverse in color and texture as slate. There are several gorgeous colors available.
    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 9:13AM
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The CleftStone Works
We usually recommend using penetrating sealers, and washing stone floors with soap rather than detergent cleaners, which promotes a patina on the surface. We find that for most applications, slate is durable, and carefree.
    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 6:38PM
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