slate tile kitchen

Slate tile is a beautiful and durable flooring option, and a great investment. Natural stone materials like slate have been used as flooring for centuries. Its durability makes it easy to understand why. Whether you choose ceramic, travertine, porcelain or slate, a stone tile floor will last for years to come. But what are the benefits of slate tile in particular? Our experts at Floor Coverings International Pembroke are here to help you learn a few key facts about this quality flooring material.



  1. It’s Not Just Used For Flooring

Slate is a great material for floors because of its natural durability and the way it splits easily into thin sheets. Slate is also very good at resisting high temperatures, which has made it a popular option for countertops in recent years. It is also used often on roofs. A slate roof can last as long as 50 years if taken care of properly.

  1. Slate is More than Gray

When people think of slate tile, they think of dark gray floors. It’s important to note that you can find slate in quite a few other colors as well. The stone is found naturally in tones of green, red, blue, brown and gray. Often the slabs will have veins of other color throughout as well that give your floors even more color variance.

  1. You Can Use it to Regulate Temperature

Slate is a great material for installing heated floors. You can have coils installed underneath your flooring that heat up or cool down depending on your preference. This is a great way to regulate the temperature in your Pembroke, Hingham, Plymouth and Hanover area home during the cold months of winter and warm months of summer.

  1. Cleaning’s a Breeze

Usually all you need to use when you clean your slate tile floor is water. Soap can actually stain slate if it’s too harsh. It’s best to just sweep regularly and mop periodically with water.

  1. Leave Installation to the Experts

Slate flooring requires fairly technical installation process. Unlike materials like vinyl and laminate, this won’t be a quick DIY project to take on. Contact your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Pembroke for your slate tile flooring installation.


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