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3 Reasons to Choose Slate Flooring

Posted by Daltile Team on Oct 22, 2015 8:30:00 PM

Slate flooring offers a unique style that looks good anywhere in the home. So whether you choose to use it in your entryway, mudroom, or bathroom, you'll end up with a timeless design that you—and possibly future buyers—will enjoy for many years. While there are a number of reasons why a slate floor is strong design choice, here are three of the most prominent reasons why it should be part of your next flooring remodel.
 

Slate in Mongolian Spring flagstone natural cleft

1. Slate is a Long-Lasting Option

Do you dream of having natural stone tiles on your patio floor? Slate is a long-lasting flooring option that holds up well to wear and tear. Because of its strength, slate can be used for indoor and covered outdoor applications. If this sounds appealing, check out the slate collection, which offers an array of choices that range from classic block tiles and staggered patterns, to unique circular designs. As with any stone, make sure to apply a sealant to the tile, which will keep your patio floor looking great for years.

2. Slate Comes in a Variety of Options

Slate is naturally beautiful, and it comes in a wide variety of tile shapes and styles. And because it was formed in nature, no two pieces of slate will ever be exactly the same. It has natural striations and comes in a number of colors, making it easy to choose an option that works perfectly within your design. For a truly unique style that will stand out, check out the Olympus Slate line, which comes in a handful of patterns and color palettes.

3. Slate Has a One-of-a-Kind Texture and Look

Because it was formed naturally, slate offers beautiful depth and texture. It isn't smooth to the touch, and instead has bumps and ridges that give each piece life and character, adding to the overall unique look that slate gives to any home. The texture, pattern, and coloring is also varied and unique on each piece of slate, so your floor will be completely one of a kind. The texture of slate also changes the way it appears throughout the day. Because its surface is uneven, it will reflect light and shadows differently at various times of the day. If you're interested, check out the natural ridges of SlimLite Slate and Quartzite stone tile, which will make you and your guests want to reach right out and physically feel the rigidity of each tile.

Because it's so versatile, slate tile can be used as a flooring material throughout your home. Try using it as an outdoor patio and then carry it inside your home, for instance. It is not only visually appealing, but slate wears well and will last for a long time. It's pretty around a pool, adds a great rustic look to the kitchen, and adds a touch of elegance to any bathroom. In other words, the options for slate flooring are endless. If you're ready to start your renovation project today, and are looking for a gorgeous, long-lasting design choice, stop by your design center today to check out the latest slate options.

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