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SLATE  FLOORING 

Flooring materials are very important in the final appearance of our homes. So to get the best possible look that matches with all of our interior décor it is very important to think about the different uses your floor will have to undergo. This makes your choice of flooring material less tricky that way. There is one type of flooring that is excellent for almost every area of your home. You can depend on slate flooring to give you long lasting flooring.

 

As you investigate the differences in slate flooring and the other types of stone flooring you will see that slate flooring is by nature very durable and it is more stain resistant. As slate is naturally composed of silt and clay particles it has bonded together under high pressure and temperature to give you flooring that is smooth in appearance like laminate.

 

This bonding process has created a surface that is more resistant to spills and stains than most other stone floors. Slate flooring can be found to come in many different colors, shapes, textures and sizes. The many impurities and minerals that are present in the slate have given slate a wide range of colors that you can choose from. You will find slate in rust red, dark charcoal black, grey, green, and maroon. In addition there is a mottled slate that is a mix of all of these colors.

 

The other added feature of slate flooring is that it is very slip resistant. The rough natural texture of slate flooring promotes this resistance. The cleft that is found in slate flooring also gives the flooring a unique appearance. To give the slate flooring a smooth looking finish you can sand or hone the flooring. These two methods give the slate flooring a soft look.

 

Since slate flooring comes in many different sizes and shapes you can you various size slate tiles to create a floor with a unique random pattern for any room that you have installed your slate flooring in. Now earlier I mentioned that slate flooring was very resistant to stains but there are some foods can leave a stain on the slate. To prevent this you can use a sealer that will penetrate the slate and protect it at the same time. Due to this reason you will receive a wet look to your slate flooring.

With slate flooring you can get beautiful looking stone floors that are very attractive additions to the look of your home. The added features of durability and stain resistant makes installing slate in your homes a very attractive proposition. So the next time that you are thinking of having a stone floor in your home why not try slate flooring instead.

 

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