slate flooring

Old 02-27-02, 05:31 PM
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Question slate flooring

We recently had an Arizona room built and laid slate for the flooring. I like the natural look but the stones are not all the same height and it makes cleaning it incredibly difficult since dirt and debris gets caught in the grout lines and the crevices in each tile. Is there such think as a clear leveler compound that I could pour on the whole floor to level it out? Thank you.
Old 02-28-02, 04:40 AM
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I'm not sure I totally understand, but let me say this: if what your talking about is lippage, where one tile is higher than another and so on, you need to talk with the installer who set the floor. If it is like this all over the floor and the difference is more then the width of a dime, it sounds like an improper installation. There is no reason the high difference should be that great. Additionally, a good penetrating sealer would help, you can find sealers at virtually any flooring outlet, hardware stores, etc.
Old 03-05-02, 08:29 AM
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Slate is a natural stone, you can buy it with or without the roughness, you apparently just bought the type that has the ridges and unevenness, this would have nothing to do with the installation. You can buy a sealer for the floor but it wouldn't even it out. I find that regular sweeping and an occasional spray with a restorer keeps our slate looking great.

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