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Why You Will Love Slate Paving and Slate Flooring

By Stone Seller Subscribe to RSS | July 5th 2012 | Views:

Natural stone, slate, is a durable, high quality material and it has many uses and benefits inside your home.

Slate Paving

Slate didn’t start out to be a popular choice for paving but it is slowly gaining ground. The classy yet very natural look slate paving lends to a landscape makes it a popular choice among homeowners these days.

Slate slabs vary wildly in texture and colour so it is easy to play around with the design. You can use it as the main material for paving or you can use put them together as accent.

Slate paving which has not undergone tumbling looks rough and earthy. For the outdoors, this is better. Tumbling is a process in which rocks are smoothed out and polished to remove rough spots. Although tumbled slate flooring is great for the indoors, it increases the likelihood of slips and falls outdoors.

Because it is more exposed to the elements of nature, paving for the outdoors must be water resistant and non-slippery. Especially when wet, a material with a more polished finish is potentially dangerous for your house guests and family members. So when choosing slate paving, make sure that the slabs have more texture to it.

Once you’ve decided on the type and colour of slate to use, installation is the next step. Installing Slate Paving correctly is critical because it’s such a waste of time and money to end up with a poorly laid out slate paving. You’re going to want to re-do certain portions and that is both taxing and costly. If you already have enough of the materials you need, consult a professional on slate paving. It’s a good idea to hire a contractor to do it for you.

Slate Flooring

Even though slate is a natural stone, it is also beautiful for indoor flooring. Slate Flooring is now commonly used even for restaurants, hotels and other business establishments. It is becoming just as popular as ceramic and porcelain tiles.

The interesting thing about slate flooring is that you are unlikely to find two slabs that look exactly the same. Slate flooring at its best looks mosaic-like, which creates a warmer homier atmosphere.

But as mentioned earlier, slate can be abrasive without any kind of polishing. Thanks to tumbling though, slate flooring can now be smoothed for a better finish. This gives slate so much flexibility as a material. With a better finish, slate can be used for walls and even countertops.

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