Natural slate tile can add unique and powerful beauty to your floors. It combines the functional durability of hard tile along with awe-inspiring essence of natural stone. Like any natural stone tile, slate tiles can increase the property value of your home. You might think about choosing granite flooring, but it is quite common compared to natural slate flooring. Not only is slate flooring rare and unique, but it offers a number of other benefits. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits which make natural slate tile stand out from other flooring:
- Unique and attractive
- Adds value to your property
- Works well with a radiant heat system
- Long term savings
The Cost of Natural Slate Tile Flooring
The upfront costs of slate tile is moderate; however, the best feature of a natural slate floor is that with proper installation and maintenance the tiles will last for many decades. It is not uncommon for a slate tile floor which has been properly maintained to last for well over a century. Slate flooring, properly cared for, will provide beauty and serviceability for generations
Maintenance and Repair
Natural slate tiles also require a certain amount of maintenance if you want to keep your tiles looking attractive. During installation, tiles must be sealed to create a protective barrier against stains. Depending on the location and how much foot traffic the tiles experience, the sealers need to be reapplied every one to three years. Like the slate, grout lines also require proper maintenance and need to be sealed periodically in order to prevent stains, mold, and mildew. If ever needed, it is possible to remove and replace the grout between tiles. When properly maintained your natural slate flooring can last for many decades, providing an elegant appearance in any room. It is ideal for heavy-traffic areas and will last for many years of service; whereas, other flooring materials will wear out.
Another great feature of natural slate flooring is the high durability which makes it resistant to cracks, breaks, scratches, and chips. Sometimes, tiles may get damaged due to a violent impact, natural chipping, flaking, weathering, and so forth. Slate tiles can be easily replaced or repaired if ever needed. Natural slate tile may vary in color and appearance making it sometimes challenging to match new tiles to the existing slate floor. Luckily, the color permeates throughout the stone so if one of your slate tiles chips it will be less noticeable than with other flooring options.
Natural stone tiles come in many different solid colors or mixed color combinations. The natural beauty of these tiles is unique and you can purchase solid color or multicolor materials in order to match the décor of your property. Depending on your style, you can select slate tiles which have vividly contrasting colors, or tiles with a more subdued contrast. Regardless of style, the appearance of your natural slate tile floor will be rare and unique.
The installation of natural slate tiles is similar to installing ceramic tile. Like any natural stone tile, slate tiles can be easily cut with the proper tools. Slate is similar in weight to ceramic tile and can be installed at ground level or on upper floors with properly rated structural capacity. Thus, it is very important to contract reliable professionals for the installation of natural slate tiles.
Comfort and Convenience
Natural slate tiles come in a variety of different textures. Slate tiles are available in natural cleft, honed, and sandblasted, providing multiple the options for different surface textures. When purchasing natural slate tiles, you should consider all types and textures to determine which one is the best fit for you.
If you are interested in having a beautiful and unique natural slate tile floor, please contact REALGOODS Company for fast professional service. We are here specifically to provide high-quality natural slate tile flooring at affordable prices. We are ready to help you achieve your goal of building an outstanding floor from natural slate tiles and providing you with the desired enhancement of your home.