Slate Stone Cleaning and Sealing

Slate stone has traditionally been used for centuries as roofing and flooring, the durability of this material ensured its popularity until the introduction of cheaper man made alternatives.

Much of the slate used in the UK today comes from China however there are still Slate mines in Cornwall, Wales and Cumbria.

Slate Tiled Floor Bedford after Cleaning and before sealing Slate Tiled Floor Bedford After Cleaning and sealing
Black Slate Before Cleaning and Sealing Black Slate After Cleaning and Sealing
Picture shows how cleaning and sealing has brought out the colour and beauty of the slate.

Slate Stone Tile Maintenance

FACTORY SEALED

Don’t attempt to reseal these types of tiles yourself. Seek professional help.

ROUGH/RIVEN SLATE TILES

To remove any excess sealer before cleaning use Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.

Use Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile & Grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles, highly effective against Wax Sealers, Grease, Grime and general dirt build up. Remove any solution using a wet-dry vac machine.

Remove any cleaning solution using a wet-dry vac machine (any cleaning solution left on the surface may impact the performance of the sealer) then neutralise floor with clean water prior to sealing, remove with a wet-dry Vac machine and allow to dry for 12 hours or more.

For a low sheen finish apply Tile Doctor Seal & Go sealer using a paintpad applicator and tray. Slate tiles may require up to 4 or 5 coats, always allow to dry before applying the next coat. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).

SMOOTH MATT FINISH

To remove any excess sealer before cleaning using Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.

Use Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile & Grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles, highly effective against Wax Sealers, Grease, Grime and general dirt build up. Remove any solution using a wet-dry vac machine.

Remove any cleaning solution using a wet-dry vac machine (any cleaning solution left on the surface may impact the performance of the sealer) then neutralise floor with clean water prior to sealing, remove with a wet-dry Vac machine and allow to dry for 12 hours or more.

Apply Tile Doctor Pro-Seal premium natural stone sealer using a clean dry terry cloth (not the fluffy variety). Rub sealant into the tile and allow to dry before applying a second coat. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).

Most sealers break down after 2-3 years (depending on usage and cleaning products used) so for regular cleaning use a sealer friendly cleaning product such as Neutral Tile Cleaner which has been especially formulated for the regular cleaning of Sealed Stone and Tile surfaces keeping them fresh with a pleasant mint scent.

TD Remove and Go Neutral Tile Cleaner Pro-Clean Tile Cleaner Tile Doctor Seal & Go Tile Doctor Pro-Seal Premium Sealer
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Slate Suppliers in the UK

ArdosiaSlate.co.uk – The Ardosia Slate Company, Devon.