Would you be surprised to know that your beautiful slate floor was once just mud? That ancient mud may be long gone, but it’s given your floor that dense composition and the non-porous finish that makes it almost impossible to stain. Its original formation is also the reason it can easily be split into tiles.
Slate flooring has become extremely popular for a number of reasons, including the fact that it’s so durable and it is available in a varied and beautiful variety of colors. Used both indoors and outdoors, in everything from floors to roofing shingles, there’s a lot to love about slate.
If you take care of your slate flooring, it can look incredible for decades to come. The professionals at Fuller Stone Care have years of experience with slate and we know how to care for it. Read on to learn more and then reach out to us at 855-205-0972 for your free quote.
- Professional cleaning
Slate doesn’t need to be cleaned as often as other flooring types but there are some situations in which you would want to have it professionally cleaned. For example, some type of wax or other floor treatment may need to be removed, or you may have a walkway that’s covered with mold or algae. No matter what the situation is, you can count on us to carefully clean and restore your tile.
Depending on the specific needs of your flooring, we may need to pressure wash it. The good news is that we are experienced enough with the unique needs of slate that we will choose the exact right temperature and pressure that will get it clean without risking damage to the slate.
Some types of flooring need to be sealed to help make them stain-resistant. This is not the case with slate because it’s extremely dense and not very porous. However, even though it doesn’t need to be stained to keep it maintained, some homeowners like the look of sealed slate. It ends up with a sort of “wet” look and can intensify the color.
When you choose Fuller Stone Care for your slate sealing needs, you can count on us to use only the highest quality products. We will ensure that your flooring is clean and dry before we put the sealant on. This helps to ensure it adheres completely and will last for years to come.
Has your slate seen better days? Is it dull or faded? Does it have a washed out look? If so, you don’t necessarily need to replace it. Instead, you can call Fuller Stone Care for a unique and specific restoration plan that’s tailored to your floor’s exact needs. In most cases, it will just need to be cleaned though sometimes it may need some additional work if there are scratches and chips. The last step is generally to add a layer of sealant to keep it looking great.
Are you ready to learn more about the options available to you and your slate floors? If so, contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 for your free quote.