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Using Tumbled Slate Tiles for Indoor Flooring

By MPG Stone Subscribe to RSS | June 30th 2012 | Views:

Slate tiles are cut from natural stones just like granite and marble. Their versatility and durability have made them excellent choices for flooring both indoors and outdoors. Many homeowners now appreciate just how much time, effort and money slate tile flooring can save them in the long run.

The rough surfaces of slate tiles make for fantastic floorings but if you prefer a more polished look for your kitchen, bathroom or living room, that is possible as well. A tumbled slate tile marries the natural charm of stones and the more polished finish of other materials like ceramic or porcelain tiles.

What Are Tumbled Slate Tiles?

Tumbling is the process of removing rough parts of the surface of slate or another type of stone. This polishing is done for natural stones used for flooring and even for semi-precious stones made into jewelry.

Tumbled slate tiles are beautiful articles for flooring. The thing about tumbled stone is that you won’t find two pieces which are exactly alike. They will vary in hue so the tumbled stone flooring you will end up with will be mosaic-like. If you are doing the remodeling yourself, you will enjoy mixing and matching and playing around with the colors and designs.

It used to be that slate tile flooring was more popular for outdoors. They can be exposed to the heavy rains, strong winds, scorching suns and great traffic without chipping and showing signs of wear and tear. The polished look of tumbled stone however makes them ideal for indoors now. Even commercial establishments and hotels use elegant tumbled slate tiles for receiving areas, lobbies and walkways.

What Are The Advantages of Tumbled Slate Tiles?

Durability. Tumbled Slate tiles require less upkeep and will thus save you money for maintenance in the long run.

Unique and natural look and feel. Synthetic tiles tend to create a colder atmosphere while tumbled slate tiles give any interior design a homier feel.

Versatility. Highly decorative, tumbled slate tiles can be used for walls and flooring.

Elegant Finish. Tumbled stone doesn’t have the rough spots of other slate tiles. Tumbled stones are even used for jewelry and other decorative items because they have a smoother finish.

Do you feel like being creative? Are you planning on remodeling your home? Online, you will find many great suppliers of Tumbled Slate Tile and other types of tumbled stone. You will also find many samples of excellent interior design using tumbled slate tiles. Have fun putting together great-looking tumbled stone mosaic for your home!

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Largest manufacturer and Natural Stone Tiles offers complete range of natural stones like slate, limestone, marble & granite and has great variety of Sandstone Flooring Tiles, natural stone tile flooring, flagstones, tumbled, mosaics, borders. For more articles and info on natural stones please visit our website

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