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Slatestone Tiles

Slatestone’s exceptionally stunning appearance, strength and adaptability make it an appropriate choice for indoor and outdoor design projects. Its composition of mica and clay crystals gives it superior resistance to chipping, fire and moisture giving dependable and long-lasting results. In addition, Slatestone is fire and water-resistant and can withstand even the harshest weather conditions. It is perfect for roofing while it's a great choice for kitchen flooring, backsplashes or wall cladding. With Slatestone you can rest assured that your design project will look incredible and last for years.

Our Slatestone tiles come in an exceptional colour range – from sombre blacks and multi-chromatic golds to rustic browns. They offer a natural split surface with different shapes and sizes, and can even serve as decorative accents, giving a one-of-a-kind look to your living spaces.

Whether you're looking to spruce up your outdoor living area, create a feature wall or floor, or simply add a unique touch to your project, we have a stone to suit every space. At Stone Centre, we offer Australia's largest selection of premium natural stones, with delivery across the country. We offer customisation with most of our product range and are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored as per your project needs. Connect today and let us help you find the perfect stone for you!

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Slatestone Tiles

Slatestone’s exceptional appearance and strength make it an appropriate solution for indoor and outdoor projects. Available in various colours, from sombre blacks and multi-chromatic golds to rustic browns, Slate tiles come in a natural split surface finish and give a one-of-a-kind look to your living space. These tiles can be customised and cut into various sizes and shapes to fit all design applications. These stunning tiles are durable and easy to install. Moreover, they are resistant to fire, water and moisture. Slatestone tiles are used in various applications such as pool surrounds, alfresco, verandas, pathways, garden paving, courtyards, floors and walls. Regular maintenance and periodic sealing help to preserve the appearance and longevity of Slatestone tiles and keep their beauty and lustre intact for years.

Slatestone French Pattern

Tiles of six different sizes are placed in an attractive interlock arrangement in a French Pattern style. French pattern offers a pleasant change from the standard grid pattern and gives a clean look to your space. The impressive look of Slatestone tiles works well for outdoor areas such as patios, alfresco, gardens and pool decks.

Slatestone Crazy Pavers

The crazy paving style uses an irregular arrangement of random pieces of naturally broken stones. This paving technique creates stunning aesthetics for your outdoor and indoor spaces. Slatestone crazy pavers make your patios, alfresco, garden paths, backyards, courtyards and pool surrounds look amazing. Slatestone tiles come in a standard 15 mm thickness with a natural split finish and blend with most aesthetics.

Colours of Slatestone

Slatestone Tiles are available in a wide range of stunning colours that beautifully accentuate living spaces.

  • Grey: This shade of Slatestone gives a rich, sophisticated look to your indoor areas. This looks great with modern and contemporary design styles.
  • Black: This is a blend of subtle grey and dramatic chalky black. It is a versatile colour that can accentuate any design space from flooring to walling.
  • Multi-coloured hues: Slatestone tiles are also available in multi-chromatic hues in shades of muted greys, subtle yellows and rustic browns. They look stunning and create a warm and rustic atmosphere for your space.

Different Finishes of Slatestone

Slatestone comes in varied finishes. Here are some of the finishes:

  • Honed: In this, the surface layer of the stone is buffed to give it a smooth appearance. It provides a smooth matte look without the shine, giving your space a slick look. This is popularly used for kitchens and backsplash.
  • Polished: To achieve this finish, the texture is rubbed to a smooth high gloss shine that exudes a mirror-like finish. It makes it an excellent choice for indoor flooring, and kitchen and bathroom countertops.
  • Tumbled: This finish is achieved by tumbling the stone in a specific machine with coarse materials, giving it a weathered appearance. This finish is used for walling and other outdoor applications.
  • Brushed: A metal material is brushed to the stone’s surface to give it a textured appearance.
  • Sandblasted: Here, the surface of the stone is rubbed with sand, giving it a rough and textured look. It is used for enhancing the slip-resistant quality of the surfaces. It is perfect for outdoor use like pools and patios.
  • Natural Split: In this, the surface of the stone is split along its natural seams, giving it a rugged and textured look.

Applications of Slatestone

Slatestone Tiles suit various design applications. Here are some popular ones:

  • Flooring: Slatestone Tiles make an elegant and durable flooring option for kitchen and outdoor flooring.
  • Kitchen backsplash: Slatestone with its vivid colours creates a stunning contrast as a kitchen backsplash.
  • Outdoor paving: Slatestone tiles create impressive patios, alfresco, courtyards and backyards.
  • Wall cladding: Slatestone can also be used as wall claddings for the interior statement walls and exterior facades.
  • Fireplace: Slatestone tiles makes a warm and rustic fireplace surround. They are heat-resistant and durable, making them an ideal choice for this application.
  • Roofing: Slatestone tiles make a great choice for roofing and are perfect for warm climates.

Installation & Maintenance Tips

Known for their distinctive appearance, textured surface and exceptional durability, Slatestone tiles are an appropriate choice for both indoor and outdoor design projects. With some simple installation and maintenance measures, you can rest assured that your Slate surfaces will look incredible for years.

Here are some tips for installing and maintaining Slatestone:

Installation Tips

  • Set up the surface: Make sure that the space where Slatestone tiles will be installed is clean, level and free from stone dust or debris. A proper and architecturally sound base will lay a solid surface for your Slatestone tiles and offer an even and comfortable surface.
  • Use a heavy-duty adhesive: A strong adhesive is important when laying tiles over existing ones or on a wooden substrate. It holds the structure in place and prevents the tiles from moving over time. Choose a high-performance tile adhesive suitable for Slatestone installations for outstanding results. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper mixing proportions and application.
  • Grouting: Grouting: Select a grout material specifically designed for Slatestone. Avoid using acidic or harsh cleaners before you begin grouting to prevent damage to the surface. Ensure the tiles are set in place, wait for a minimum of 24 hours after applying the adhesive for it to dry completely. Choose a neutral grout matching the tones of your Slatestone. Scrape off the extra before it starts to solidify.
  • Sealing: Sealing: Before and after grouting, apply a penetrating sealer designed for Slatestone. Sealing creates a shield and helps protect the stone from stains, moisture or any other damage. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions or installers’ recommendations for frequency of application. The general rule of thumb is every 2 years.
  • Allow for natural movement: Due to its inherent properties, Slate may expand and contract in response to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. Leave proper and consistent spacing where expansion joints are required and allow space for this movement.

Maintenance Tips

  • Clean regularly: Sweep or vacuum your Slate floors regularly to keep them clean and shining. Don’t let dirt or debris get collected on the surface. Occasionally clean with a soft cloth or sponge and a pH-neutral stone cleaner. Don’t use any harsh chemicals as they can strip off the stone's sheen over time. Also, avoid acidic or vinegar-based cleaners as they can cause etching of the surface and damage its appearance.
  • Take prompt action for spills: Clean up wine, vinegar and citrus juice spills immediately to prevent staining on Marble. Blot with a soft absorbent cloth or paper tissue to dab the excess liquid. Don’t clean vigorously as it can spread the stain.
  • Avoid scrubbing: Hard washing natural stones is not recommended. Use a soft cloth or a non-scratchy brush for cleaning. Avoid scrubbing with rough cleaning pads, as they can scrap the stone and damage its surface over time.
  • Reseal periodically: Slatestone tiles need periodic resealing to retain their stunning exterior texture and sheen. Depending on the type of Slate and whether it's installed indoors or outdoors, you may need to reseal the stone every 1-2 years. Follow the sealer’s instructions or seek professional help for accurate results.
  • Protect from heavy load: While Slate floors are exceptionally strong, still avoid dragging heavy objects or furniture across its surface to prevent chipping or cracking. Use carpets and mats to preserve and prolong the life of your Slate pavers and tiles.
  • For outdoor use: If you have Slate floors installed outdoors on your patio, front porch or balcony, ensure that they are of the correct thickness according to the use of the space. Also, ensure the right surface finish so that your Slate tiles can withstand outdoor conditions.

By following these simple installation and maintenance tips, you can keep your Slate floors in well-maintained for decades.

Why Buy from Stone Centre?

Stone Centre, a prominent name in the stone industry, offers Australia's largest selection of finest quality natural stones. We are a one stop destination for all your stone needs including outdoor pavers, tiles, pool copings, cobblestones, stepping stones, walling and more. We are passionate about transforming outdoor spaces with beautiful sustainable solutions and are backed by our team of stone connoisseurs.

Stone Centre offers unmatched quality that speaks for itself as we continuously strive to deliver competitive pricing and a world class customer experience.

At Stone Centre, we believe there's a stone for every space and we're here to help find the perfect one for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What sizes are available in Slatestone?

We offer a variety of sizes to fit your needs, including 300×200 mm, 300×300 mm and 400×200 mm, all in 10 mm thickness. Plus, we can source custom sizes based on your project requirements and order volume.

2. What finishes, or textures are available in Slatestone tiles?

Our Slatestone tiles come in a flawless natural split finish. Perfect for kitchen floors, walls, backsplashes, wall claddings, and bathroom floors, these tiles bring beauty and sophistication to any indoor space.

3. What colour options are available in Slatestone tiles?

Our slatestones come in a variety of stunning colors, ranging from sombre blacks to vibrant multi-chromatic golds to rusty browns. With so many options, you can find the perfect hue to fit your interior design application.

4. Can Slatestone tiles be used in Bathroom and Kitchen areas?

Slatestones tiles hold well in water. They are the preferred choice for areas like bathrooms, kitchen walls, and flooring, as their superior durability and low maintenance make them an ideal choice for high-moisture areas. Its beautiful look, which will give your kitchen a fresh feel and an elegant touch. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with using Slatestone for your kitchen project.

5. Can Slatestone be used for walling?

Yes, Slatestone can be used for walling. This durable material adds texture and depth and provides a natural, rustic look to any space. It is easy to install, cost-effective, and can be used to create a stunning feature wall.

6. Why does Slatestone tile need sealing?

To ensure your Slate tiles remain water-resistant and free from staining or scratches, sealing them is essential. An unsealed Slatestone floor can suffer from damage from oil or harsh spills, which can penetrate the stone and cause permanent staining. To keep your Slate tiles looking beautiful for years to come, make sure to seal them properly and periodically.

7. How often should I seal Slatestone?

We recommend resealing your Slatestone tiles every two years to keep them looking their best and protect them from everyday wear and tear. Regular resealing will help ensure your tiles will retain their original beauty for years to come.

8. What is the best way to clean Slatestone tiles?

The most effective way to clean Slatestone tiles is with warm water and a soft mop. For an extra clean finish, use a pH-neutral cleaner. However, avoid using vinegar, bleach, or other citric liquids as they can damage your tiles with etching marks and permanent stains. Cleaning Slatestone tiles with the right products and techniques will help retain their original appearance for years to come.

9. Can I pressure wash my Slatestone surface?

Yes. Pressure washing Slatestone tiles can help to remove dirt and debris, but it's important to reseal the surface afterwards. Sealing helps to reduce the porosity of the tile and protect it from damage in the future. Not only is it a preventative measure, but it will also help to keep the surface looking bright and new.

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