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Exotic Slate Flooring for Interiors

By MPG Stone Subscribe to RSS | December 10th 2011 | Views:

Flooring tiles are available in different types of natural stones including granite, marble, slate, limestone and sandstone. Out of these sandstone and limestone flooring tiles are for exteriors. Slate flooring tiles are best for interior flooring as slate stone is comparatively soft and casts ravishing effects on interior flooring.

As interior flooring tiles, slate is ideal for compact flooring as it casts durability, strength and above all aesthetic appeal. Eminent home interior decorators and expert architects recommend slate flooring material for that designer effect and hard wearing qualities. In case you plan to remodel your home or give a new look during this festive season to your dwelling then consider slate tiles for flooring. The beauty and elegance of slate flooring enhances home interior designing manifold.

Slate floorings are available with ease through prominent natural stone dealers and home owners should be delighted to know that Slate varieties are available at affordable prices. Its distinctive surface, ease of installation and workability, colors, decor variations, and slip-resistant attributes make slate a firm choice for interior flooring.

Steps to install slate flooring in interiors:

Measure the area where you want to install slate flooring tiles. Choose the right slate as per foot-traffic, climate of the place and any other related factors.

Understand the substrate which should be used to install slate tiles for suitable installation and durability. It is good to ask sales representative about the substrate as per slate chosen and climatic conditions supporting installation and maintenance of tiles.

Understand all the security measures involved in maintenance of slate tiles, with perfection.

Understand the color, thickness, variation and overall spacing needed for a particular slate batch. This ensures durability and strength of stone and casts ultimate beauty.

Mortar is one of the main ingredients used to slate flooring tiles installation. One should take care to read all instructions of use while buying mortar for slate tile installation.

High gloss, matte finish and low sheen sealants are applied to give shiny as high gloss, low-shining finish and natural look through slate.

It is always better to hire experienced flooring professional for slate tile installation. This will enable you to avoid costly mistakes.

Breakage and waste is a part of slate flooring tile installation. Therefore, inventory should be maintained at 10% higher to take care of accidents both at transit and on job-site.

Maintain clean and clear leveled substrate. Inspect the substrate for any unwanted material or dirt and remove if any.

Slate installation should be done on wet surface. Trapped moisture pose a threat to installation and should be avoided.

Apply a sealant of your choice to waxed or oiled slate and avoid this sealant on cured tiles. Avoid tiled area after sealant application r else there will be permanent marks on floor that are difficult to be removed.

Allow the mortar to set properly before grouting. Unnecessary haste will weaken flooring.

MPG Stone - About Author:
Largest manufacturer and Natural stone Suppliers, offers complete range of Natural Stones like slate, limestone, marble & granite and has great variety of Slate flooring Tiles, Marble slabs, flagstones, tumbled, mosaics, borders, granite countertops, medallions etc. For more articles and info on natural stones please visit our website

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