The Best Way to Slate Tile Flooring
Slate tile flooring add beauty, elegance and timeless sensibility into his house. In addition, it is durable and can be left unfinished. Install cement board over the subfloor. Place the panels on track. Measure and mark the panels that require cutting to size with a ruler and a pencil. Cut size panels, using a circular saw equipped with a cutting blade cement. Place the cut panels rather than on the ground.
Cover screws drive through the panel on the ground every 6-8 inches around the perimeter of each panel, using a screw gun. Place the slate tile flooring on the floor so the design is correct. Remove the tiles and set them aside. Spread a layer of glue, even on the floor, using a notched trowel. Apply a layer of glue on the back of each tile with a notched trowel as you place it on the floor. Insert tile spacers between the corner joints.Start in the middle of the floor and work your way to the edges in rows. Allow the glue to dry for 48 hours.
Remove tile spacers between the corner joints of the tiles. Grout the joints between the tiles dragging a grout trowel charged by each set at a slight angle until it is seated, the entire floor. Wait about 15 minutes for a haze to form on slate tiles. Wash the haze of slate tile flooring with a damp sponge, a bucket and water. Rinse and repeat the process until the runoff water from the sponge is clear. Allow the floor to dry for 72 hours before use.