SUNRISE SLATE FLOOR TILES
SLATE FLOORING TILES
Sunrise slate has a grey and slightly greenish background with vivid brown, gold & rusty colours on the surface. This is one of our most popular products. It doesn't show the dirt, it's durable and very easy to maintain. The test results below are proof that this slate is of exceptional quality. It is natural split on both sides allowing for a choice of surface depending on the side with the preferred texture and colour.
Tiles - 300x200 & 300x300x10-15mm
STONE QUALITY RATING
INDICATIVE TEST RESULTS
- Density (ASTM C97-02) - 2699 kg/m3
Water absorption (ASTM C97-02) by volume (porosity) - 1.91%
Water absorption (ASTM C97-02) by weight - 0.71%
Flexural strength (ASTM C880) (dried) - 26.5 MPa
Flexural strength (ASTM C880) (wet) - 27.9 MPa
Slip resistance (AS/NZS 4586-2004) - 53W (risk of slipping when wet = low)
TO SEAL OR NOT TO SEAL SUNRISE SLATE?
Our test results indicate that this slate does not need to be sealed; afterall it's dark colour is not likely to show the usual food, coffee, tea or red wine stains! So there is a good argument for saving your money. However, there are two very practical reasons for sealing:
When used indoors, some people prefer the colour enhancement provided by surface sealers, and on the natural split surface cleaning is much easier as well, especially when the slate has been treated with a topical sealant.
To protect the slate from oil and grease stains, especially around food preparation areas such as kitchens or alfresco BBQ areas. Unless these are wiped up quickly, they may leave marks on an unsealed surface. Mind you, they would be well disguised amidst the array of Sunrise colours!
COLOUR ENHANCED OR NATURAL LOOK?
Surface or topical sealants (eg Aqua Mix's Seal & Finish Low-Sheen or High Gloss Sealer) will result in either a low sheen or a gloss finish (see image to the left) depending on the outcome desired and the sealant used. An enhanced colour with a mat finish like the slate on the right below can be achieved using Aqua Mix Enrich 'N' Seal which is a penetrating sealant.