Natural slate tiles look stunning in bathrooms or kitchens with the added bonus of looking sophisticated, clean, and modern. Take a look at the benefits of having slate tiling in your home.
Slate is an incredibly durable product, it could be argued that it’s the most durable on the market, which makes natural slate tiles a practical choice for any part of your home. Slate tiling is mainly used in kitchens and hallways, but this trendy material is now making its way in to other areas of the home, particularly bathrooms. Riven slate tiles are slip resistant too, so they are perfect for any high-traffic areas of the home.
What’s more, with developments in technology and production, can now choose from different types of finishes, so you can still have natural slate tiles with a finish that is less harsh on bare feet.
For areas where you will be walking around barefoot, opting for a brushed finish will be advantageous as the tiles will have the same look as riven slate but will be smoothed off.
If you take it a step further and opt for a honed finish, this completely gets rid of those natural riven areas, and leaves a completely flat surface, that highlights all the layers natural slate has.
Slate tiles are perfect for all underfloor heating systems as they can handle any temperature since they’re stone.
Easy To Maintain
All natural stone tiles will need to be sealed, no matter where they are being placed. However slate tiles are very hardwearing and will require little on-going maintenance. Sealers will protect your tiles from staining and from dirt, which makes cleaning your tiles really easy.