SLATE AND SANDSTONE FLOORS
Slate and Sandstone are both a fine grained metamorphic rock which consists of quartz, mica, chlorite and calcite. Slate and Sandstone are today used successfully for flooring, particularly for kitchens and bathrooms.
They are resistant to staining and are very heavy duty. The slate in particular comes in a wide variety of colors and styles but its hardness factor often makes it feel quite cold. It is absolutely necessary to dress the stone with a sealer to enhance the colors in the stone, usually a mid or high gloss sealer is used.
Grout lines need to be thoroughly cleaned. This is important as on these types of floors the wider grout line becomes a feature itself. The grout line can also be re-coloured or removed and replaced.