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A few thoughts....

Posted by Larry on August 25th, 2000 03:59 PM
In reply to Slate by Caleb on August 25th, 2000 03:08 PM [Go to top of thread]

The only insane thing I've read is the use of mastic to install them. DONT!. Use a latex modified sanded thinset mortar with a 3/8" thinset mortar bed. Also you will need a 1 1/4" plywood or hardwood subfloor. On top of that you will require a ceramic tile backerboard like concrete backerboard or hardibacker board.

For a perfect cut I would take the slate to a marble and granite shop to have it cut into 12"x12" squares. It might cost 50 cents a foot or so but its money well spent. Slate usually starts off at about $2.00 a foot in price.

After the slate has been installed and before grouting seal your floor with a pre-grout sealer like this:

Good Luck:)

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  • Slate by Caleb  8/25/00 03:08 PM

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