Natural Slate Tile

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Natural Slate Tile

Postby 1jedi96 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:48 am

Hey everyone!

I just went out and bought these slate tiles to cover the floor of my baby beardie's tank. I haven't put them in yet and they feel pretty dusty so I was going to wipe them down before I put them in, but I've been reading mixed recommendations about natural slate tile now because of the risk of flaking and their absorbency for bad stuff like bacteria. They overall seem sturdy besides the dust, so if I wipe them down and maybe apply a coat of pet-safe sealant would they be safe to use or should I return them to the store and find different tiles? These were the only tiles at the store that seemed to have a nice texture to them, but I realize I can create texture too with adhesive and sand.

https://www.flooranddecor.com/slate-stone/andes-natural-decorative-slate-tile-100048008.html#shopThisStore=true&useInventory=163&start=18
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Re: Natural Slate Tile

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:03 am

I am sorry but I would not use those -- they look too harsh for their tummys and feet -- here is a picture of what I am using from Home Depot - it is a textured slated ceramic tile cost was $1.99 per tile and I tiled a 4x2x2 for around $13 -- [Click image to enlarge]

Here is pic of one of the tanks --- I have 2 of them tiled w/ same stuff
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Please no smooth tile too slippery as well --
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