Virtual Life-Time Product
Slate is a natural stone. It has lasted for thousands of years already. It will last for many more - with little or no signs of wearing. Slate just doesn't show the wear the way that hardwood, carpet, or other floor materials do. That's why many retail establishments, restaurants, and bars are choosing slate for their high traffic areas. Installed correctly, a slate floor will last 50 years or more. And, look just as good as the day it was laid. No cracks, no scratches, no burns, no watermarks.
Affordable One Time Cost
Supplied and installed, a slate floor is comparable in price to other quality floor coverings. Yes, you can purchase floor coverings that are cheaper initially. But remember, with slate your initial cost is your last floor covering expenditure. No repair costs. No replacement costs. A slate floor is a true investment in your home or establishment.
Almost Maintenance Free
"It's just so easy" is our most common remark from slate floor owners. Slate floors are sealed with either a water based or solvent based acrylic sealer Once sealed, your slate floor is protected from water, dust, grime, mud - whatever you might dirty your floors with. All that is required is vacuuming and occasional damp mopping. Once every three years or so, depending on traffic, slate floors should be resealed. A simple procedure. Restoring your floor to its original slendor.
Each colour of slate encompasses a spectrum of shades. This natural colour variation is the true beauty of slate, making it a designer's dream. You can redecorate entirely and your orignal slate floor will still match. Your new accent colours will simply highlight a different colour within your slate floor. Soft and Warm Slate is a porous stone.This same porosity acts as an insulator, holding warmth in the floor rather than reflecting it. But, feeling is believing. Barefooting it on slate will quickly dispel any "cold, hard slate" misconceptions.
Practical - Non-Slip
Slate's natural properties make it an ultra-practical floor covering. Slate is naturally non-slip as a result of its texture. Ideal for patios, outdoor steps, entrance ways, and bathrooms. Even when sealed, slate retains this non-slip quality. Timeless Beauty India. China. South Africa. The Rockies. That's where slate comes from. Straight from the earth. Like nature, the beauty of slate is timeless and enhances any decor. From contemporary to country.