Before discussing the outdoor slate tile, it helps us to know in advance what the slate is first. Slate weighs more than some other types of stone. Basically, slate is very dense material, but easily scratched with a low porosity with 6 hardness level on a scale MOH (a scale used to determine the degree of hardness of a mineral in accordance with the resistance to scratches). Slate is very stain resistant that comes in a wide selection of charming natural colors.
If we intend to apply the type of this tile, then there are several steps that we have to do ranging from choosing tile patterns, plan the layout of the tiles, cleaning the concrete floor, and flatten dough mixing cement, laying slate tile and apply grout. Slate is a natural stone that is durable against all weather and is a very attractive option for practical and applied in such outdoor decks or patios.
Because intended for outdoor use, outdoor slate tile is certainly very durable. Unfortunately, this type of tile very quickly becomes dirty due to various factors ranging from dust, dirt, and other thus making it looks dull and charming. But not to worry because we can clean it up so it looks to be back charming. If we intend to clean the tiles of this type, we need to use a mild cleanser that does not harm for plants or animals. And the way that we can use to clean it is to use a combination of water and bleach. With using two combinations, we can make it look brighter and like new. Use hot water and scrub the entire surface of the tile to clean and rinse with water hoses.