Does anyone know if it’s possible to recycle slate wall tiles? I’m planning a bathroom reno and would like to put the slate tiles currently on the walls (30cm x 20cm x O.8 cm) on the floor.
I suspect that you may find that they are difficult to remove as single tiles. Maybe consider a crazy, random pave pattern for your bathroom floor made up of broken slate tiles? Similar to this photo but on the floor:
Make sure you have a suitable waterproof membrane underneath to comply with the Australian Standards and you will have a lot more grout between the slate than a traditional square tile pattern.
Best of luck,
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Thanks for your advice. The crazy, random pattern is something I’d love, but I’ll give it some more thought. It's not everyone’s cup of tea and may affect resale value.
Are they the thickness of floor slate?
Hi Kate, yes they are the same thickness.
Then good luck getting them removed and cleaned to relay. Heard they are hard to remove, but it will depend on the grout used
Yes it does look a challenge. It looks very much like cement. Over decades of constant use in a humid region there's never been a smidgeon of mould so it is probably not ordinary grout.
We lifted slate tiles off a floor years ago with great success, but it depends on what they are set in, concrete is very hard, we tried removing floor tiles in our current house, they were firmly set in concrete so needed a jack hammer to lift them, good luck