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Unread 06-29-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Holey Slate Batman!!!

My daughter and SiL recently installed a beautiful Slate floor in their newly acquired home. They are very accomplished DIY'rs and I know the install was done very carefully and very well. However, recently they found a spot in a tile (that must have had an unnotticed defect in it) that has a hole in it! It obviously must have gotten banged with something causing the defect to break, oddly, it didn't crack or break in any other way other than it now has an approximately 1 1/4" diameter hole...right down to the mortar almost! Is there something they can use to fill the hole? Epoxy or Resin or something of that sort??
Thanks!!! Grandma T. (Tracy D)
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Unread 06-29-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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cut it out and replace with a new one.
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Unread 06-29-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
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Yeah, that would be the obvious... they were hoping to avoid that, but that may be all they can do. Thanks. TD
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Also, don't be surprised if more of these appear later after some foot traffic and cleaning,slate has a way of spalling.
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Unread 07-02-2009, 03:53 PM   #5
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Yes, that they are aware of, I just wondered if anyone might have tried filling
with something. If I come up with something I'll pass it along!! (After I make my millions of course!) Tracy D.
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nothing you can do to fill slate like you can a travertine, unless it's a polished slate.
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fill the hole with an old quarter set in epoxy and grout around it!
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