We're having our concrete front stoop and walkway repoured and we're thinking of covering it with slate tiles. We saw this done at a house in our neighborhood.

When we mentioned this to Lowes, Home Depot and a local tile store, they didn't say anything against the idea.

But when we talked to another tile store, they said that Missouri weather would eventually cause it to separate and / or crack. We live in the St. Louis area. The sales person said they had done it in the past and it always ended up with problems. He gave us other tile alternatives but I still like the look of slate best.

Does anyone have any opinions or recommendations for us.

Thank you.