Slate is a gorgeous and versatile natural stone tile that can work well for many different styles of homes. There are many colors and types available today, making it easier than ever to find the right fit for the style and budget of your next flooring project. Slate tile is a great addition to any Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County home, and Floor Coverings International Jupiter is ready to install your next project! Slate tile flooring in kitchen

The Basics of Slate Tile Flooring

Slate is made from a clay and mud mixture formed together from high temperature and pressure. The fact that slate is a natural material means there can be beautiful variations between tiles and they tend to have a nice earthy texture and deep colors. Colors include blues, grays, light tans, and rust shades, with both solid and multicolored varieties available. With so much variety, you’re guaranteed to find a style to match the decor of your home! If you’re looking for tiles with more texture, clefted tiles have rugged surfaces with natural elements of the stone. This also helps give traction, especially when wet. It’s great for high-traffic areas and areas with moisture.

The Advantages of Slate Tile Flooring

Since slate is a natural stone, it has some advantages over other tile options. Here are some of the main perks of slate flooring:

  • Durable: Slate is extremely durable by nature. It’s very hard to crack or chip this tile, and if it happens, you are able to replace the damaged tile.
  • Long-lasting: As long as you initially have these tiles professionally sealed to protect from stains, these tiles are made to last for decades.
  • Easy Maintenance: To keep clean, these tiles just need to be mopped, swept or vacuumed. Use a gentle detergent if you mop, acidic or abrasive cleaners can cause chemical reactions on the stone.
  • Good When Wet:  Not only are these tiles resistant to moisture and water damage, but they also offer traction when wet. They can be a good choice for kitchens, bathrooms, patios, and even around pools!

Add Slate Tile to Your Jupiter Home

Whether you’re looking for a sleek modern look, or an artistic rustic look, slate is a versatile and quality flooring option for your Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County home. If you still have questions about whether slate tile is right for your next project or not, contact our professionals at Floor Coverings International Jupiter.

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