Installing Black Slate Tile

What You'll Need
Liquid Grout
Notched Trowel
Tile Spacers
Rubber Mallet
Slate Tile Sealer
Wet Saw

Black slate tile has a style that is unique. It an give a room an elegant style and lasts a long time. Black slate tiles are installed in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. It comes in porcelain, ceramic or natural tile stones.

Step 1 – Measuring the Room and Arranging the Tiles

Measure the room and find its center point. Mark the center and snap a chalk line to keep the measurements. Next, arrange the tiles in the desired pattern. Then, cut the tiles using a wet saw.

Step 2 – Installing the Tiles

Black slate tiles are easy to install. Set the tiles in thin-set using a notched trowel. The trowel creates lines in the thin-set that allow the tiles to be pushed into it with no oozing. As the black slate tiles are laid, make sure a steady spacing pattern is maintained. Allow the surface to cure for 24 hours. A grout released liquid can be applied over the tiles. Keep the grout off of the slate’s edges.