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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 17, 1:58 PM Thread Starter
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Pool Table Slate

I have some slate from an old pool table that I was thinking about using for a walkway (or just stepping stones)

However, I'm afraid that it might be too smooth/slippery to walk on safely.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks!!!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 17, 2:16 PM
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I have some slate from an old pool table that I was thinking about using for a walkway (or just stepping stones)

However, I'm afraid that it might be too smooth/slippery to walk on safely.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks!!!
Is this joke day on the fourm or something? First hot water heater problems, now this, thanks though it's getting me through my hangover, to answer your question "yes" slate is very popular for use as walkways
https://www.google.com/search?client...w=800&bih=1280
Maybe break it up a bit and do a nice mosaic
https://www.google.com/search?client...k1.A5b8CFOKZw4
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Is this joke day on the fourm or something? First hot water heater problems, now this, thanks though it's getting me through my hangover, to answer your question "yes" slate is very popular for use as walkways
https://www.google.com/search?client...w=800&bih=1280
Maybe break it up a bit and do a nice mosaic
https://www.google.com/search?client...k1.A5b8CFOKZw4
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I have some slate from an old pool table that I was thinking about using for a walkway (or just stepping stones)

However, I'm afraid that it might be too smooth/slippery to walk on safely.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks!!!
john you can try to heat the surface. this sometimes pops the top layer making it not so smooth. not sure it will work with finished slate like that though.

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Get a harbor frieght sand blaster and rough it up? Jim

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Is this joke day on the fourm or something? First hot water heater problems, now this, thanks though it's getting me through my hangover, to answer your question "yes" slate is very popular for use as walkways
https://www.google.com/search?client...w=800&bih=1280
Maybe break it up a bit and do a nice mosaic
https://www.google.com/search?client...k1.A5b8CFOKZw4
Hey with that remark I'll bet your a Yellow Bullet.com member take that crap their.

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We are a group of experienced people in life. That comes in handy when someone has a question outside of just car questions. Hence the bench racing. We are great at giving out advice on plumbing, stonework, and manners.
No offense intended, I love this site! Sometimes life throws a joke at you and I was wondering if I was the butt off the joke? I seriously tried to answer his question though.
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Hey with that remark I'll bet your a Yellow Bullet.com member take that crap their.
Dude sorry, I'm new, I was very hung over from St Patty's day and I was honestly trying to help, just thought it might be a trick for new guys like me trying to help. Sorry.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 17, 1:45 PM Thread Starter
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Great responses!

Thanks to ALL!

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Where do you live? Does it freeze there?it would be slippery if wet and frozen. You could strike lines in a cool pattern and get a diamond blade for your skillsaw and cut 1/32" groves on the lines and seal with sealer to bring back the darkness. If you live in freezing climate you can run a coil of pro-pex under it recirculated to a water heater with a control valve and it will never form ice. The 1/32 score markes will give you some traction. Make sure you pack and put a layer of sand under it to try to prevent cracking. You could also cut into strips and make a nice water fall with multiple water shelves.
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His location shows Orange County CA. I'll tell you one thing I learned in my 30 years of installing tile and stone. When you put slate outdoors in a freeze-thaw kind of climate it doesn't fare to well. Moisture absorbs into it and freezes and chunks the size of silver dollars will start popping off the surface. I did my front landing in 6"x6" slate and it was done after one winter and we don't get super cold here, maybe -10F at the coldest for a week or two. Slate outside in CA should probably do OK.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 17, 3:56 PM Thread Starter
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Red is correct -
I am in sunny Southern CA. (although we've had enough rain this spring to remind me of my upbringing in Northern VA!)

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His location shows Orange County CA. I'll tell you one thing I learned in my 30 years of installing tile and stone. When you put slate outdoors in a freeze-thaw kind of climate it doesn't fare to well. Moisture absorbs into it and freezes and chunks the size of silver dollars will start popping off the surface. I did my front landing in 6"x6" slate and it was done after one winter and we don't get super cold here, maybe -10F at the coldest for a week or two. Slate outside in CA should probably do OK.

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