Slate is a beautiful, varied and naturally rustic stone that can be used in both interior and exterior applications.
It is most often installed on patios and pool decks outdoors but can be used on vertical applications, as well.
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Slate tiles differ slightly from other stone tile installations in that they require a wet-mortar bed made of a mixture of Portland cement and sand, rather than standard thinset mortars.
The typical ratio of cement to sand is 2 1/2 parts sand to every 1 part cement.
Add water to this mixture until it resembles the consistency of slightly dry peanut butter.
If the mortar is too wet, it will slump beneath the stone.
Too dry and it may not cure properly in the sun outdoors. Use this mixture for patio, pool deck, stair or wall installations of the slate.
Spread it with a trowel that has a minimum of a 1/2-inch notch.
Every tile installation starts with a dry fit, and slate is no exception. Lay the tiles right where you plan to install them without any mortar. This allows you to arrange the pattern of the slate and also to sort it.
Mix the slate tiles from several boxes to get a pleasing color mixture.
Many slate tiles can be installed with either side up; flip the tiles over if you do not like the color on one side.
Slate tiles are often not even in thickness; play around with placing thin tiles next to thin tiles and thick tiles next to thick tiles.
Tiles that are too thick or thin or that are thick on one edge and thin on the other can be used as cut tiles on the perimeter.
If you are installing on the patio, pool deck or another ground application, it helps to lay the tiles out, then pick them up one at a time to lay the mortar. Adjust the amount of mortar you place beneath each stone based on the thickness of the slate. Place any extra mortar directly onto the back of each tile.