FAQ

Application areas

Can I use Slate-Lite outdoors?

You can easily use Slate-Lite outdoors.

Please only note that a protective sealing of the material is recommended to ensure longevity and easy cleaning. We recommend using either our Slate-Lite Special Protection or no protective product for outdoor use.

As with any other wall covering, the surface of the surface to be processed must of course also be sealed in accordance with the applicable DIN standards.

Slate-Lite and Translucent are both frost and weather resistant.

When used as a house facade, ventilation may be necessary - other surfaces can be glued directly. 

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How do I use Slate-Lite outdoors / as a facade?

Slate-Lite is also suitable for outdoor areas or the facade.
When processing, ensure that the material is glued over the entire surface. 

Sealing is not necessary, but the material can be impregnated.

Slate-Lite and Translucent are suitable for outdoor use, the UltraThin eco+ series is not intended for outdoor use.
Slate-Lite and Translucent are both frost and weather resistant.

When used as a house facade, ventilation may be necessary - other surfaces can be glued directly.
You can either use our regular Slate-Lite material as a facade, or you can use our interlocking facade system with prefabricated panels.

Cleaning can be done with a high pressure cleaner. Pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions for the high-pressure cleaner and the specified distances for using the device.

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Is it possible to use Slate-Lite in the kitchen?

You can also use Slate-Lite in the kitchen without any problems.

When used as a backsplash, we only recommend that you seal our stone veneers for protection in order to protect the surface from heavy dirt and to be able to clean it more easily. We recommend our 2K Protection Wall.

The application as a worktop is possible, but is not recommended due to the uneven surface and the extreme loads that are put on the natural stone surface by cutting tools etc.

If you still use Slate-Lite as a kitchen top, you should definitely seal the material. Unfortunately, we do not currently have our own sealer in our range for this area.

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Is it possible to use Slate-Lite at balcony/terrasse?

You can easily use Slate-Lite outdoors, even on terraces or balconies.
Both the horizontal laying as a floor with most decors, as well as the vertical laying as a wall are possible. You can get a complete list of all decors that can be used as floorcoverings from our sales department under sales@slate-lite.com.

When used outdoors, please note that protective sealing of the material is recommended to ensure durability and easy cleaning. We recommend our Slate-Lite Special Protection .

In addition, the substrate of the surface to be processed must of course be sealed according to valid country standards, as with any other wall covering.

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Is it possible to use Slate-Lite in shower or bathroom?

You can easily use Slate-Lite in wet areas such as showers & bathrooms.

Please note that sealer is recommended to ensure durability and easy cleaning.
In addition, the substrate of the surface to be processed must of course be sealed according to valid country specific standards, as with any other wall covering.

For showers & bathrooms, all the decors of the product lines Slate-Lite and Translucent are suitable, except for the three limestone decors in our portfolio.
Unfortunately, UltraThin eco+ and Artdecors Lite are not suitable for wet area.

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Is Slate-Lite usable in pools?

You can also use Slate-Lite in the pool area or directly in the pool, both in saltwater pools and in chemical pools with chlorine water.
The limestones are excluded from use in the wet area, a complete list of all decors usable in the pool area can be obtained from our sales department under sales@slate-lite.com if required.

Please note that we do not recommend any protective sealing or impregnation in standing waters, as this could lead to colour changes.
As with all materials in the pool area, sealing according to country standards for the substrate must also be guaranteed.

With standing waters (as with conventional tiles) it is possible that white lines and residues are formed at the water edge. These can only be easily removed with a high-pressure cleaner.

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Is is possible to use Slate-Lite at fireplaces?

You can also use Slate-Lite on the exterior of fireplace.

Slate-Lite is heat resistant up to a temperature of 120°C, our standard adhesive up to 90°C.
If you need a more heat-resistant adhesive, we recommend the ASK DS770 from our range, which can be used up to 127°C.

Our standard material has the fire class Cfls1 (floors). A special fire-resistant material with the fire class Cs3d0 is also available on request.

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Is Slate-Lite usable for stairs?

You can also use most Slate-Lite decors as flooring on stairs.
A complete list of all usable decors can be obtained from our sales department at sales@slate-lite.com if required.

We recommend sealing our stone veneers when used as floor covering - in our range we include, the Slate-Lite 2K Protection Floor.

When using on stair steps, we also recommend the use of edge profiles (also available in our range) to protect the impact edges and to protect them from demolition. 

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Can Slate-Lite be used for furniture or furniture fronts?

You can also use Slate-Lite to make furniture.

We generally recommend our UltraThin eco+ product range due to its low overall thickness, but you can also use any other product line.
In our range of accessories, we also have a suitable PU adhesive for pressing Slate-Lite onto different carrier materials.

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