Stone tiles are our top choice for wet areas. Because of their timeless design that never goes out of style, stones are less likely to be removed and thrown out than ceramic tile or vinyl. Likewise, if the materials need to be removed, they may be reused for landscaping with no detriment to the natural environment.
Stone tiles are also very receptive to passive solar heating, as they will hold and radiate heat long after the sun goes down.
When selected from well-managed quarries, stone tiles are a great alternative to ceramic or vinyl for wet areas, and their natural beauty will last the life of the house and beyond.
Construction: 8" x 16", 10" x 16", 1/4"-1/2" thick depending on tile.
Installation: Install similar to other tile, using thinset mortar and grout. Can also be used over radiant floor heat systems
Maintenance: Clean with damp mop and stone soap, vacuum. Should be sealed using stone sealant to prevent soap scum build up and to make it easier to clean.
Delivery: Usually within 1-10 business days after placement of order
Pricing: Roofing slate is $3.85 per square foot.