With what durable material can I replace slate on my pool deck?
I hate to ask but is your pool a salt pool??
If it is, then I am truly sorry for you. You would be one of the multitudes that used sedimentary rock (salt causes it to spall or delaminate) around salt pool who have watched it disappear before their eyes!
For floors with an old finish, apply wax stripper to the floor and let it stand for three to five minutes, then break up the wax with a nylon bristled brush. Remove all the old wax with a mop, and then thoroughly cleanse floor with clean water, then seal it as indicated above. Resealing floors regularly is the best prevention of early wear and set in stains. :)
This site offers some great tips.
Pro bakers, are Slate quarry tiles good for a substitute pizza stone?
james you are good to go ,just make sure they are good and clean. you might season them with a little veg or olive oil and stick them in the oven for an hour or so to get then so nothing will stick to them, then a little corn meal when you stick your pizza or bread in, to keep it from sticking, i am just presuming you are baking on them. good luck and good baking, and put lots of cheese on mine, o by the way if wanting a good crust get a spray bottle, and mist your bread a couple of times during the frist few minutes, bacondebaker.
What's the best for cleaning slate, as our porch has a slate floor?
225ml (1 cup) of vinegar
30g (1/4 cup) of washing soda
tablespoon of vegetable oil-based liquid soap
8ltrs (2 gallons) hot water
Combine all ingredient, stirring well to ensure that the washing soda is dissolved. Mop your floor as usual.
Can I repurpose slate roof tiles as floor tiles for my kitchen and bath?
Thickness doesn't matter, as they would be laid in concrete anyway...I would think that too thick would almost be worse as it would raise up your floors too much...the only way you could reuse the tiles is if you cut off the end where the 2 holes are from attached to the roof. You also do not want to paint them, but they will need a good cleaning... & sealed after installation.
I applaud you for thinking about repurposing & recycling, & therefore, saving money as a result!!! Not only that, but you're incorporating the history of the house to the interior. I think that's pretty cool!!! I hope you give it a serious shot at this, & get the advice of a tile expert in how to make this a successful project!!! Best of luck!!!