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Q&A: Tips for Grouting Slate Tile

Use these simple cleaning techniques when working with the textured surface of... More

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Lightweight Semi-Slate Roofing

The slate you can't see from the ground has been replaced by a sheet of underlayment More

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Installing Synthetic Slate

This alternative to slate is light, rugged, and easy to cut. More

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Cleaning the Slate

A short time ago, a remodeler hired me to solve a dispute he had with a customer. He had been building an addition, and when he began framing the walls he discovered that the foundation slab was out of square. The concrete sub owned up to the mistake, and at no charge to the customer fixed the problem by removing and replacing parts of the slab. However, the customer was extremely unhappy with the delay this caused. More

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Slate in the Shower

Q: My client wants to install slate tile in her shower to match the tile on her bathroom floor. I know that slate is porous and harder to keep clean than ceramic tile, but is there a good sealer that can be used with the slate so that maintenance will be manageable? More

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Building a Slate-Tile Deck

Strong framing and proper substrate details reduce the chances of cracking More

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Replacement windows & doors; interior millwork; slate & tile roofing More

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A New Way to Install Slate Roofs

This batten and clip system reduces the slate required to cover the roof by nearly... More

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Repairing Slate Roofs

With good technique and matching materials, repairs to a slate roof can be... More

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Backfill: Slate Is Final

Siding with slate More

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