Any suggestions on how to level a floor fitted with slate tiles?

I fitted slate tiles on my kitchen floor last year and the fitter did his best to keep the floor level. It looks great, but the floor is too uneven and we've had several near accidents with people tripping up - Any suggestions to how to level this floor? I think there is a little misunderstanding. The floor was properly levelled and profesionally fitted. The uneveness is due to natural variation in the tiles. Given the differences in the tiles that were supplied, I was impressed with how level the fitter managed to lay the floor. So the only possible complaint I may have is possibly with the sales person who said that natural slate tiles are suitable for kitchens and bathrooms. I now regret that I didn't choose a smoother tile in the first place..... However, given that I have got myself in this mess, I would like to know anybody else's experience with how to deal with this problem as natural slate tiles seem to be very fashionable at the moment.

Asked By: House Mate - 7/25/2007
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Two seperate issues... More
Answered By: JeffeVerde - 7/26/2007
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get a guy who knows what he's doing
Answered By: Iam_kanadian - 7/25/2007
Get your man back to sort out the botched job.
Answered By: mailliam - 7/25/2007
sanding can do a trick- use drum sander with abrasive for stone it could give a new look to your floor- use emulsion or any stone varnish to enhance the color of the slate
Answered By: edgar c - 7/25/2007
why didn't you level the floor first,that would have been the first job. so apart from ripping up the tiles and starting again i think you'll have to live with it.
Answered By: alcatraz - 7/25/2007
Slate is A natural stone that is by its very nature uneven... More
Answered By: lost in az - 7/25/2007
It is obvious your installer was an amateur or you would understand all this. similar to other answers slate is naturally variable in thickness, as well as uneven in texture. A real tile professional can make the tiles end up flat no matter how uneven your floor started out! the grinding advice is about your only... More
Answered By: floor pro - 7/26/2007
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