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linda.t 02-20-2013 08:46 PM

Slate flooring
Hi I bought a house that has slate flooring in the kitchen and dinning room. I don't think it's sealed or coated. It always looks dirty and my kids feet are dirty from walking on it barefoot. Is it possible to put a coating on it that gives it a semi gloss sheen and looks clean? Thanks!

JazMan 02-20-2013 09:17 PM

Hi Linda, welcome,

Yes you absolutely can and should apply a finish to slate tiles. Search for slate dressings and finishes at your local tile store. Someone might help you but you failed to indicate where you are.


linda.t 02-20-2013 09:36 PM

Thanks! I'm in Parma Ohio. 😄I'm not very familiar with slate flooring. It looks pretty but after living with it and the uneven floors not sure if I like it at all. I think putting a coating or seal will make it more tolerable.

JazMan 02-20-2013 10:59 PM


I think putting a coating or seal will make it more tolerable.
It's not the first choice for 99% of the people. Too dark, too soft, lots of maintenance, too rough. Well.. you know.


joecaption 02-21-2013 08:03 AM

And brittle.

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