Can i use this on a patio instead of slabs?
Yes its ideal for this type of use, as is all our slate. It must be laid onto a base, which is usually concrete. This base must be properly dry and a suitable adhesive should be used.
At Trade Price Tiles we pride ourselves on providing the best quality slate there is, our beautiful hand-split black slate tiles come direct from Brazil. Hand-split - which means it is manually split down so that there are no machining lines on any of the tile, thereby giving the option to lay either side of the tile.
The manufacturers aim for a thickness of 10mm, but due to the manual element, the tiles may vary by +/-2mm. One of the major advantages of the hand-split slate tile is that it is not limited to the maximum machine capacity, and therefore we can produce sheets of slate up to 1200 x 900mm.
Black slate flooring has been popular for a long time. The quality of this genuine Brazilian slate is excellent. Order a sample and see for yourselves! This natural stone is a high density, low porosity material which is extremely hard-wearing in any environment, so make sure you choose well as this slate will last for years!
Take advantage of the many sizes available - create a multi-size patterned floor or wall, or use large sizes in one area and smaller sizes in another. Slate slabs are very versatile and can create an extremely modern look or a traditional look with ease.
Slate tiles need sealing to prevent staining. See our blog entry on cutting, sealing and maintaining slate tiles for full details.