Slate is a versatile stone used for building, famous for its strength, natural splendor, and affordable price. Slate is a metamorphic rock with very characteristic features and capabilities. Slate counter tops and slate sinks are just a handful of instances of how slate stone may be utilized. We provide slate countertops, slate tables and slate sinks in a broad range of hues and shapes to improve any project. Call us today to speak with us about a slate countertop installation.
Why choose slate?
Slate counter tops and slate sinks are a great choice when planning a kitchen renovation project. One of the finest features of our slate countertops is its markedly low absorption properties. Because it is a non-porous stone, it is simple to clean and doesn’t sustain damage or stains from contact with acids such as vinegar or lemon juice. Our natural slate countertops are not only naturally anti-microbial but stain resistant as well, durable and unequaled in strength and efficiency. They are simple to maintain and marks or scratches can be easily removed with a cloth during your typical cleaning routine. For deeper cuts, moist steel wool is able to remove them. Slate provides these crucial features in a counter top, ensuring that they are an excellent choice for your kitchen renovation project.
Appearance of Slate
Slate provides a simpler surface than other types of natural stone. Often, it will exist as only one matte color; however some people appreciate this minimalistic appearance. If you desire a type of slate that is more vibrant, it is most definitely possible to locate slate that has a variety of different features such as marbling or differing hues- these types of slate tend to cost a bit more, though. For many people, though, slate is an excellent supplement to their kitchen since the minimalistic appearance of slate is charming to them.
Under most conditions, slate countertops do not require much maintenance at all. This is one of its main appeals of slate countertops. We would still like to comment that it is very important to get a well cut slate slab. There exists various qualitative grades of slate, and a few of them are not as strong as the others. Sub-par slate will tend to be more fragile, but this isn’t necessarily the main issue. The more pressing problem is that that low quality slate stone can absorb liquids. The waterproof features of good slate is one of its main qualities, so be aware of this before you purchase low quality slate slabs.
Slate is durable
When it comes to being durable, slate is more than strong enough to handle being installed in kitchens, bathrooms and even roofing shingles (!). You won’t need to worry about sealing this stone either due to its waterproof qualities. In addition, the non-porous surface of slate stone repels liquids, making it ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. Any substance that is spilled out onto the surface of the stone will simply bead up and roll away. This takes away nearly all hazards of a possible catastrophic staining. Slate is chemically neutral as well, meaning that you needn’t fret due to accidentally spilling acids like wine or vinegar on your countertops.