Slatestone is one of the most durable natural stones in the market today and that’s why it’s one of the best building material choices for indoor and outdoor use. In Australia, Slate floor tiles and roof tiles are the most common ones to be used. This metamorphic rock contains micas and clay minerals that resist chipping, fire and moisture. Together these factors contribute to Slatestone’s dependability as a tough outdoor paving material.
Slatestone’s durable surface stands the test of time even in the harshest weather conditions. They are excellent for several outdoor applications, especially roofing. Slate tiles or pavers are used indoors in flooring or wall-cladding applications. Slate floor tiles are impervious to cracking, breaking or chipping, which speaks volumes about their toughness. Slate roof tiles are a timeless and durable roofing material known for their natural beauty, long lifespan and exceptional resistance to harsh weather conditions. Natural Slate tiles can even be used as decorative accents or backsplashes, given their availability in a variety of shapes and sizes. Not only this, but you can also find Slatestone pavers in different colours and finishes.
Outdoor Slate tiles have naturally riven texture and black & grey hues that give surfaces a modern finish while infusing life even into the most docile-looking ones. You also get to choose Slate floor tiles from black, multi-coloured gold and corroded tones that lend a unique sense of style to the flooring.
Stone Depot is one of Australia's largest wholesale suppliers of premium natural stones. We deliver across Australia, including Sydney (NSW), Brisbane (QLD), Melbourne (VIC) and more. We believe there is a stone for every space and our stones help you personalise that space. Our extensive range of pavers, tiles and walling is available in Slatestone, Granite, Travertine, Limestone and more.
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Slatestone is a metamorphic rock that strikes a beautiful balance with spaces like kitchen flooring, walling, and indoors. It comes in vibrant colour options to suit various project needs. Slatestone is a 10 mm thick stone that elevates your indoor space.
2. What is the standard thickness of Slatestone?
The standard thickness of a Slatestone is 10 mm.
3. What size options are available in Slatestone?
We supply 300×200 mm, 300×300 mm, and 400×200 mm sizes in 10 mm thickness in Slatestone.
4. What is the finish of Slatestone tiles and pavers?
Slatestone tiles or pavers come in a natural split finish. They are perfect for doing areas like the kitchen floor, kitchen walls, bathroom floors, walkways, courtyard, etc.
5. What all colour options are available in Slatestone tile or paver?
Stone Depot has been supplying Slatestone for over 25 years in the Australian market. We have two options available- one is the famous and most demanded multi-colored Slatestone, and the second is a black/grey Slatestone.
6. Are there different grades of quality in Slatestone?
You would find Commerical, Standard, and Premium quality in the market. We only keep and supply Premium quality Slatestone.
7. What are the colour options available in Slatestone?
We have the multi-coloured Slatestone and black Slatestone available with us.
8. Can Slatestone easily chip off?
Slatestone is not as robust as Granite. However, it wouldn't chip off that easily. It remains intact for ages.
9. Is Slatestone a strong stone?
Yes, Slatestone is moderately strong, and if taken care of properly, it would stand the test of time.
10. What is the life expectancy of Slatestone?
Slatestone pavers and tiles can easily last for 20-40 years if maintained properly.
11. Where all can Slatestone tiles be used?
Slatestone tiles or pavers are generally used as bathroom walling, kitchen walling, flooring, etc.
12. Can I do kitchen flooring with Slatestone?
Slatestone is one of the most preferred products for doing kitchen flooring. It looks great and gives a fresh feel to the space.
13. Can Slatestone be used for walling?
Absolutely! Slatestone is great for use in walling in internal or external project spaces. It gives a remarkable depth to the walls.
14. Can I use Slatestones for patio?
Yes, Slatestones can be used for the patio area. These stones are durable, and when sealed then minimises damage by strain or water. Feel free to give your patio a unique look with our Slatestone range.
15. Is is okay to use Slatestone in shower places?
Slatestone is okay for use in shower places as long as it is sealed and maintained properly.
16. Does Slatestone need to be sealed?
Like every natural stone, Slate tiles and pavers should also be sealed to prevent staining or scratches. An annual sealant application should do the job well.
17. What would happen if you don't seal Slatestone?
An unsealed Slatestone floor can easily get damaged. Also, any oil or harsh spills can penetrate the stone, creating a permanent stain.
18. How often should I seal Slatestone?
We recommend sealing Slatestone every 2-3 years.
19. What is the best way to clean Slatestone tiles?
The best way to clean Slatestone tiles is with warm water and a soft mop. You can also use a pH-neutral cleaner.
20. Can I use vinegar to clean Slatestone tiles?
No, you should not. Vinegar or citric liquids damage the stone with etching marks and permanent stains. Hence they must be avoided to clean Slatestone.
21. Is it okay to clean Slatestone with bleach?
Bleach should not be used to clean Slatestone tiles. The best way to clean is with a pH-neutral cleaner or simply clean with warm water and a soft mop.
22. Can Slatestone be cleaned with acidic solution?
You should not use any acidic solution to clean Slatestone. Use a pH-Neutral cleaner available in the market for cleaning the stone.
23. Can I pressure wash Slatestone?
You can pressure wash Slatestone tiles, but you should reseal the surface right after doing it. Sealing helps to minimize the porosity and protects the surface from damage in the future.
24. Is slate better than porcelain tile?
Your requirements and tastes will determine whether you choose slate or porcelain tile. Each choice has advantages over the other. Natural stone called slate has a distinctive, rustic appearance. Its surface is rough, giving it a rustic, earthy appearance. Because of its reputation for durability, slate tiles are a good choice for high-traffic areas. Additionally, it can survive temperature changes and is moisture resistant. Slate, however, needs routine maintenance, such as sealing, to avoid stains. On the other hand, porcelain tile is a manufactured material renowned for its toughness and longevity. It offers diversity in design because of the large range of colours, patterns and finishes available. Porcelain tiles take less upkeep, is moisture-resistant and is simple to clean. In comparison to natural stone alternatives like slate tiles, it is also less expensive. The decision between slate and porcelain tile ultimately comes down to your preferred aesthetic, maintenance preferences and financial constraints. Think about speaking with experts who can advise you further based on your unique needs.
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