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Old 07-10-2009, 04:36 PM  
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Default preparing freshly poured concrete for laying slate

I have a freshly poured outdoor
concrete patio. How should I prepare the surface before laying slate tile.

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Old 08-15-2009, 02:52 PM  
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Welcome Hvarnado:
The manufacturer should have instructions on laying the tile. Or you could google for instructions.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:49 PM  
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pressure wash it before doing anything to remove the dirt that's accumulated since placing,,, slate gets laid in mortar, NOT thin-set,,, don't worry too much about it, tho, as the slate'll pop off when the water freezes - yes, even here in atlanta,,, that's why its not suggested as you wish
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