Slate Tile is a natural green, orange, grey, black color stone all in a single piece that looks very elegant on floors or showers; this natural stone can be sealed with water base or oil base sealer. The critical difference between these two sealers is that water base sealer is clear finish, and oil base sealer makes your floor a little bit dark.
CHARACTERISTICS OF SLATE
Slate is a decorative, practical natural stone tile solution for flooring, shower surrounds and countertops. It is a great choice when you are looking for a surface that is both slip resistant and durable. With the natural color variations, you have the option of getting creative when it comes time to install your slate. You can make a unique statement with your floor.
A fine-grained, metamorphic rock, Slate has been transformed by horizontal forces, heat and pressure within the earth’s crust. Slate occurs in a variety of colors due to the variation of minerals and compounds.
Slate is a porous stone that should be cleaned and sealed properly after installation. It is important to remove and debris from the stone before applying sealant. Depending on the desired finish, multiple coatings of acrylic or stone-enhancing sealant are applied for protection.