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  1. jonnyc

    jonnyc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner JOTY Winner

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    hersham surrey
    anyone fixed this type of tile . About 1.5-2mm thick . Looks like real slate on a plastic / resin backing .
    Being asked to fix in 1200
    X600 format on feature wall in pool house
     
  2. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    My local outlet sells it. Apparently it's real slate veneer, never used it but I can see it's uses. I made a thread about it ages ago. IMG_1995.JPG IMG_1998.JPG
     
  3. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    ramsey, essex
    plastic / resin backing, what's recommended to fix it with?
     
  4. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I can't remember but think it was regular s1!
     
  5. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I can't remember but think it was regular s1!
     
  6. jonnyc

    jonnyc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner JOTY Winner

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    hersham surrey
    Very interesting product .
    If it's flexible and can follow the surface of a wall if it's pretty flat then I could see this product going far .
    We'll have to learn how to become vinyl wall tile fixers next.
    Not sure about floors .
     
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  7. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    You can use it on round Collums etc, it's like a sheet of plastic
     
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  8. Stef

    Stef Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Cumnock, Ayrshire
    I had a piece of that in my garage from years ago from CTD.
    I'm more than certain it was carcinogenic & had to be avoided.
    There was a thread doing the rounds on it years ago also.
     
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  9. radim

    radim Professional Tiler

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    Tayside; Scotland
    I went to Porcelanosa promotion where this product was shown. It is real slate on resin backing. They recoment 2 part addy to fix them.
     
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  10. GaryTheTiler

    GaryTheTiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Stevenage
    Ray had a look at this product he sent it of for fire testing at ceram he will tell you all about it once he comes on here but when he looked at it it didn't pass fire safety checks but that was a few years ago
     
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  11. Ray TT @ Porcel-Thin

    Ray TT @ Porcel-Thin Official Member Support Company Support

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    london
    well i had this tested a few years ago after one of my staff who handle it got a reaction
    and got back a 200 page report from ceram the long and short of it was a modern version of asbestos if you cut it without a full face mask and extractors you run a high
    risk of fibra glass partials reaching the lungs X the loose partials on the face could cause rashes that i had already seen .and if it catches fire it gives out more carcinogenics than you can shake a stick at . the company that tried to sell this to me
    had reports all did not match mine .i dont know if they have solved these problems
    but there is an easy way to tell .if you push your hand across the face do you get small
    splinters in your palm of fibra glass or if you put a lighter to the courner does it start
    to burn giving off a thick black acrid smoke .PS any time you cut fibra glass you release
    thousands of partials into the air do it again and again there will only be one out come
    for you in the end X.
     
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  12. Stef

    Stef Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Cumnock, Ayrshire
    Knew these tiles were to be avoided..
     
  13. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    I'd be more worried about the fibreglass particles than the carcinogens and before anyone jumps down my throat think about how you get to work every day and what you get up to on your fag break...
     
  14. jonnyc

    jonnyc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner JOTY Winner

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    hersham surrey
    holy smoke !!!!
    think ill give them a swerve
     
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  15. Ryan Lite Stone

    Ryan Lite Stone Active Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    I have just spotted this post and want to let you guys know -

    The product from Porcelanosa 'Air Slate' and the product manufactured by Slate Lite are different.

    The Air Slate uses less resin on the backing so the fibreglass is exposed, whereas the Slate Lite product uses a thicker layer of resin which covers the fibreglass.

    So there is a difference in quality and I have seen projects where the air slate has come away from its backing leaving a bubble type effect on a floor and wall, this has never happened with the Slate Lite material.

    If you stroke the backing of a slate lite sheet it will not effect your skin, do the same with air slate and you can come out in rashes. So whilst cutting the air slate you are far more likely to breath in the fibreglass. You can easily avoid breathing the dust from the sheets by pouring some water over the back of the sheet whilst cutting to keep the dust down.

    We cut samples using a dewalt D24000 wet saw and this completely keeps the dust down and prevents breathing any of this in. You can also wear mask a for extra protection in the same way you would to avoid breathing in silica whilst working with granite or quartz composite materials.

    The Slate Lite slate veneer has been tested and has reached fire protection class Cfl-s1.
     
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