slate floor

Project by Roper posted 10-22-2008 07:20 PM 2666 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

pulled up the carpet in our new house to find a great hardwood floor, but one section by the door was in bad shape so i gave it a little help. hope you like.

-- Roper master of sawdust

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posted 10-23-2008 04:30 AM

I like the slate, but I think I would have tried everything possible to repair\replace the old wood, just my opinion, I love a good hardwood floor.

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posted 10-25-2008 07:29 PM

i whole heartly agree with you,but out here in colorado you need a good area to brush the snow off and on to when you get in the house in the winter. plus a wet sleeping dog on hardwood is not a good thing.

-- Roper master of sawdust

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posted 10-26-2008 12:44 AM

That looks nice. We’re thinking about using slate on our front porch, mainly because it doesn’t look like it would be slick when wet. Thanks for the post.

-- Tim

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posted 10-27-2008 05:01 PM

I like it, looks very nice.

Thanks for the post.

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posted 10-31-2008 04:29 PM

Looks great. Slate it just gorgeous! One thing I would strongly suggest is to seal the crap out of the slate. Being a natural stone it is very porous and if it is in an area that will see a fair amount of weather/moisture mold can grow inside the stone as well as between the stone and sub floor. They recommend sealing slate about once a year or anytime you notice that water is absorbed into the stone. If it’s sealed the water will bead like on a waxed car.

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posted 11-20-2008 04:35 PM

That slate really sets of the entranceway.Nice color too.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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posted 12-08-2008 04:40 PM

thanks guys glad you likeit. so far the floor has been sealed three times. once before grout and twice after.

-- Roper master of sawdust

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posted 12-20-2008 01:37 PM

very good job roper , when i lived up north we quite often put tile in front of the entrance door .

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posted 06-18-2010 12:56 AM

You did a nice job on the tile.


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posted 06-18-2010 05:10 AM

I would take tile over hard wood any day where I live. Too much dirt and rock around to scuff it up.. Looks great. My floor is brick.

-- Freedom flies in your heart like an eagle...Audie Murphy --Bill Mesilla, NM

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