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Slate Tiles

Brazilian Slate tiles are a truly quality choice for any interior application, Durable and hardwearing, these products have been used for centuries and have stood the test of time. To discovering more about our range of natural stone slate tiles and their availability near you, please take a browse below or contact your local depot to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to cut slate tiles?

When cutting Slate tiles, it is best to use a diamond blade, and preferably a good quality wet cut tile bench or 4 ½ inch angle grinder, ideally with water feed machinery to reduce the amount of dust produced and to provide a successful cut through the tiles.

How thick are slate tiles?

The thickness of slate tiles depends on what they are being used for, internally you will normally see tiles ranging in thickness between 8mm to 12mm, for external applications they will normally be between 20 – 25mm in thickness.

Are slate tiles durable?

Yes slate tiles are extremely durable and make an excellent internal tile, it is important to use the correct finish tile in the correct place, honed / polished Slate tiles are not really suitable for floor installations as they can be easily scratched.

How to polish slate tiles?

Polishing Slate tiles is a reasonably simple process, but you need experience to get good results. Basically, you need to use a Diamond floor polishing pad with a 800 Grit or higher. On slate you would firstly need to hone the surface of the tiles flat, before starting the polishing process, so polishing a Slate tile with a riven surface will not be possible.

How many slate tiles per square?

How many slate tiles you get per square metre really does depend on the size of the tiles. Establish the width and length of the tiles in mm, multiply these together, this will give you the area of the tile, then divide 1 x this area and this will give you the amount per sqm. Example below:

600mm x 400mm size tiles (0.6 x 0.4 = 0.24). 1 / 0.24 = 4.166 giving you just over 4 tiles per sqm in this size

How are slate tiles made?

Slate tiles are a natural quarried product that is extracted in large blocks and then sawn to the desired size and naturally split by hand to the specified thickness required for the end use.

What adhesive for slate tiles?

We would also recommend using a flexible S1 rated tile adhesive when installing slate tiles, in either a grey or white colour. Always start by laying the thickest tile and then build up thinner tiles with the adhesive up to the recommend maximum thickness.

What to clean slate tiles with?

Daily cleaning is important, wipe up any spills immediately and sweep floors every day with soft broom to stop any build-up of dirt. Mop Slate floors weekly with clean water and gentle PH neutral cleaner at the recommend ratio shown on the bottle. For walls we would recommend using the same process but with a clean damp cloth. This is an excellent way to prevent build-up of dirt and debris and keep your natural stone tiles looking prefect.

On occasion you can apply a coat of Slate Oil to bring back the lustre of the natural slate, this will also offer some protection against staining.

What are slate tiles?

Slate is a naturally occurring material that has been quarried around the world for many centuries, slate tiles are one of the products made from this quarrying process.

Are slate tiles good for an outdoor patio?

We would always recommend using thicker slate for external usage and the standard 8 or 10mm slates use for internal applications. They would need to be at least 20mm thick to give them the required strength for external applications. Slate is the ideal material for patios as its extremely dense and hardwearing and will last for decades if installed correctly.

where are you located

We have branches across the south coast of England, including Poole in Dorset, Winchester, Tadley, Romsey and Portsmouth in Hampshire. Internal showrooms are available to view in Poole and Portsmouth and External Display are available at Portsmouth, Poole, Winchester and Tadley. 

Please visit our contact page for further information on the following link:    /our-depots

Will my purchased products match the sample?

We always send a representative sample from the current batch of tiles or paving we have in stock, so as long as you requested a sample close to the time of purchasing, this will help to ensure the tiles and paving you receive matches  the sample you have been sent as closely as possible.

All of our products are either natural or porcelain and therefore there  is always scope for variation in shade, colour and to some extent the texture and finish with the natural products and with porcelain there will always be some slight colour variation between different batches, although the surface texture and finish will remain largely the same. 

We would strongly recommend that you visit one of our showrooms or paving displays to look at the current selection, so you can be entirely sure of what you will receive.

Can I come and collect from you?

Yes. Our opening hours and address are found on the Contact Us page. We have fork-lift trucks for loading onto suitable vehicles at all sites, and staff are always available to help with loading of smaller items. We highly recommend that you call your local branch, before visiting, to confirm the items you wish to collect are available.

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