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How to Lay slate Floor
in Bathroom?

Slate Floor in Bathroom
Slate Floor in Bathroom
Slate floor very wonderful and a beautiful addition to any type of exterior or interior part of the home. Bathroom and kitchen are the two indoor places that are considered for slate flooring. Laying slate floor in bathroom can be bit expensive but the additional advantages like anti slippery surface, stain free area, easy installation etc are more than this. You can either hire a professional or do it yourself to save the additional expenses.

Things Required to Lay Slate Floor in Bathroom

Instructions to Lay Slate Floor in Bathroom

Instructions to Lay Slate Floor in Bathroom
Instructions to Lay Slate Floor in Bathroom

Number of Slate Tiles Required

In order to lay slate floor in bathroom you must exactly know how much slate tiles are required for flooring. In order to find out the number of slate tiles required, take the measuring tape and get the length and breadth of the bathroom floor. Get the square footage of the area by multiplying these numbers. Now by knowing the square footage of the slate tile you can calculate the number of tiles required. For this just divide the square footage of the bathroom with that of slate tiles. Make sure to purchase more than required number of slate tiles for bathroom flooring.

Make the Adhesive

To lay slate floor in bathroom intact forever, slate tiles must be adhere to the floor with some sort of adhesive. In the category of adhesives there is nothing better than the mortar. Take a bucket and prepare a mortar mixture. Now with the help of trowel spread the mortar on the bathroom floor. Take the straight edge and spread the mortar evenly on the floor. Now with the help of teeth edges make some texture on the mortar.
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Applying Mortar for Slate Floor

How to Lay slate Floor in Bathroom

Always start from the one corner of the floor for a proper flooring. With the help of mallet and gentle tapes butt the slate tile against the wall. To set it on mortar tap the tile from the top. Before placing the second tile, place a spacer between the two and then proceed further. In this way complete the whole floor. At the end of the project close to the edge you may required different size of slate tile to fill the gap. Take the measurement and cut the slate tiles accordingly.

Apply Grout on Slate Floor

Before grouting seal the slate floor. Slate floor in bathroom is not complete without grouting. Grouting fills the gap between slate tile on the floor where to have placed the spacer. Before grouting remove all the spacers and apply grout to the whole slate floor in the bathroom. Take the edging tool for smoothing the grout and push this to between the slate tiles. Once you have applied the grout let it dry. Wipe off any extra grout on the floor after it completely dries out. Take damp cloth to remove grout from the surface of slate floor in bathroom.



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