Many commercial retail and leisure facilities today are choosing slate flooring as an alternative solution. Slate is a fine material from the family of metamorphic rocks, which are composed of quartz, mica, chlorite and calcite. In the past the slate has been widely used for outdoor purposes such as exterior finish of buildings, laying of sidewalks.
But today except for external works slate is widely used as a floor covering in large open space heavy footfall interiors. Slate brings its own benefits when used as a flooring material.
Waterproof stone resistant to stains
A distinctive feature of slate flooring is that it is a natural watertight, so the slate can be used even in laying the floor in wet areas. For the same reason, slate is highly resistant to stains. This makes slate flooring the perfect choice for kitchens, where often different oil and other liquids are found. Thus from the standpoint of cleaning, slate flooring becomes the best choice because it does not require frequent and fussy cleaning.
Slate flooring is extremely strong
Slate flooring is highly resistant to traffic. Therefore it becomes a great choice if you have a high footfall area. In addition, an important feature of slate flooring is that it is flame resistant.
Price and style of slate flooring
There are many different configurations of slate flooring on the market today. Slate flooring in comparison with other variants of floor surface can be an expensive solution, but if you take into account its characteristics and service requirements of this natural building material, it easily pays back on the initial purchase and makes for a long term secure investment.