Elegant, naturally-textured, and durable, slate bathroom tiles are a popular choice when it comes to bathrooms. Slate bathroom tiles are excellent type of tiles to use for the bathroom if you like the look of natural stone echoed throughout the bathroom. It is becoming an increasingly popular material to use because it is generally a cheaper natural stone material than tiles made of marble or granite. Another main feature of slate tile which makes it perfect for bathroom is its capacity to endure extreme hard wear. This is the reason why homeowners are recommended to use slate for floors with heavy traffic such as that of the bathroom. On some cases, some homeowners complain of signs of traffic patterns on their slate flooring. This is quite far from the truth. It must be noted that sealers are regularly used for slate tiles which actually cause the patterns to appear.
Scraping could remove the traffic pattern. To know the treatment for the specific tile flooring, a record of the sealers used must be kept in order to know if one type is compatible to another. Slate bathroom tiles could easily fade though due to water if not sealed sufficiently. Heavy water absorption could give the slate tiles an old look. Thus it is highly recommended that the slate tile be used only in places where there is limited water exposure and that an alternative material be used for places like the shower area or the slate tiles be regularly maintained with appropriate sealers.