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What is cleft slate tile?

Cleft Slate Tile Flooring
Cleft slate is also known as natural slate and refers to slate that has a rough, textured surface. This slate retains the surface texture from when it was first cleft from larger pieces of slate after being quarried.

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Then, what is the difference between gauged and Ungauged slate?

This classification of gauged or ungauged is generally unique to slate tiles, because tiles of other natural stone, such as granite or marble, are cut to size. Slate, on the other hand, is cleaved along its natural graining. Ungauged slate is generally used more in outdoor applications, such as stepping-stones.

Also, does slate tile break easily? Unlike ceramic tile or other natural stone, slate is delicate during the installation process. The tile is brittle, which makes installation difficult, and the subflooring must be perfectly prepared to prevent any cracking or breaking.

Also know, what are slate tiles used for?

Slate tiles are often used for interior and exterior flooring, stairs, walkways and wall cladding. Tiles are installed and set on mortar and grouted along the edges.

Is slate tile durable?

Durability: One of the strongest standard natural stone flooring materials, slate has an inherent durability that makes it resistant to cracks, scratches, breaks, and chips. Unique appearance: There are innumerable solid colors and color combinations available when choosing slate floor tiles.

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