Regularly used to give floors a makeover, slate tiles can help to make rooms look smarter.
Slate tiles can be used in both modern and older properties as they complement stark white minimalism as well as enhancing cosy exposed brick, wooden beamed cottages.
However, when fitting slate floor tiles, it is important to ensure you use the right adhesive for them to lay flat. Cement can be tricky to get right and may result in uneven flooring or even broken tiles.
You can use sand cement mix on natural stone tiles, but it needs to be a full wet mix, just as would be used when flagging with natural stone outside. If this is laid thickly enough, it should iron out any variations in the slate tiles’ thickness to give a level enough floor surface.
Give the floor a coat of watered down PVA in order to give the concrete a seal. Being porous, it may suck the moisture out of the sand cement too quickly, which will mean the slate tiles do not stick to it.
Your slate tiles should be left for 48 hours to ensure they are fully sealed prior to grouting.