Slate is a great floor material for heavy traffic areas like entryways and hallways due to its durability. Because it is slip-proof and virtually waterproof, slate is also a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Slate is a beautiful natural stone that comes in various styles and colors. If your flooring needs a facelift, follow these steps to install slate.
Preparing the floor - Use a hammer and pry bar to remove all baseboard molding. If you plan to reuse the boards, exercise caution when removing to avoid damage. Place a cloth between the pry bar and molding during removal to prevent chips and scratches. Remove all existing flooring and underlayment. If your subflooring is concrete, repair cracks and test for dampness before laying slate flooring.