Still curious about the stone options that we have to offer at Firenze? We have a new natural stone to brag about this week, Slate. We will explore what it is, the advantages that Slate has to offer, and why it is a good option for your clients.
What Is Slate?
Slate is a fine-grained, metamorphic rock that is created by the alteration of shale or mudstone by low-grade regional metamorphism. It is composed mainly of clay minerals depending on the degree of metamorphism. It has a wide variety of uses, such as roofing, flooring, and flagging because it is a durable and attractive stone. Most slates come in a gray color which can range from light to dark, but can also occur in green, red, black, purple, and brown.
Slate is a relatively maintenance-free stone. Since slate is naturally a nonporous material, you won’t have to worry about sealing it to keep out stains and containments. This makes it great for both interior and exterior purposes. While many other materials require the use of cleaning products, slate does not.
Slate Is Durable
In addition to being a maintenance-free material, slate is also known to be one of the most durable materials in the world. While other stones may weather and crumble over time, slate, much like concrete, persists.
Slate Adds Value
Because of its positive qualities, slate is often slightly more expensive upfront than other surfacing products. While it may be expensive upfront, it can add value to your home after the fact.
Compared to other surfacing and building materials, slate offers a number of benefits including care-free maintenance as it is a non-porous material that absorbs little undesired contaminants or moisture and requires little to no cleaning, durability as it is known to be one of the most durable materials in the world, and monetary value as it helps to add to the value of a home or business over time!
In this article, we’ve tackled the surfacing material Slate. We’ve explained what it is, its associated benefits, and why it could be the right choice for your clients. We hope that in doing so, we’ve helped to narrow down the search for the perfect material for your client’s next project!
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So far we have covered Granite, Marble, Quartz, Onyx, Soapstone, Serpentine, and Quartzite. Don’t think Quartzite is the right fit for you? No worries. We’ll keep exploring other stone options over the next several weeks!
If you are in search of natural stone for your next project, contact us at Firenze International and we would love to help you and your clients out!