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Slate Tiles & Slabs

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Slate Stone is a fine-grained rock lap composed of layers of compacted sediment deposited under the ocean. The sturdy composition of slate stone makes it resistant to fading, scratches and even chemicals. Slate stone is also an attractive and popular decorative stone. It is known for its versatility and durability. Slate stone is the right choice for both indoor and outdoor use. Due to its resistance to different (hot/cold/rainy) weather conditions, ease of cleaning, slate is often chosen for applications of roofing, landscaping projects, as flooring material for roads, around swimming pools and even for cladding exterior walls of buildings. Slate tiles last almost forever with virtually no maintenance and can make a great addition to any area, even in colder climates.

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Is slate tile waterproof?

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An excellent characteristic of slate is that it is waterproof, thus slate can be used for bathroom floors, driveways, pool areas, etc. For the same reasons slate is resistant to stains, which makes slate flooring an ideal choice for the kitchen where drips and stains are common.

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What is slate tile used for?

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Slate tiles are used not only for flooring, but also for wall tiles, back splashes, stepping stones, roofing and various other uses. Slate is probably the most common natural stone in general use.

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Is slate tile expensive?

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Slate is one of the most expensive flooring materials on the market. Buying quality slate is costly, but its performance is undoubtedly a worthwhile investment.

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Is slate tile high maintenance?

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Slate flooring provides an extremely unique look, but is a fairly maintenance-free flooring compared to granite tiles, the most popular natural stone. Granite is a harder material and although it also requires sealing, you won't need to do this as often as you would with slate.

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Is slate slippery when wet?

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Slate has long been used outdoors and in wet areas, and the natural properties of stone do not make it slippery. Slate is also highly resistant to bacteria such as green fungus infestation, which significantly increases the chances of slipping when wet.

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