Slate is mined, not manufactured. This makes it a bit more expensive than several other flooring options. But what you’ll spend in price, you’ll make up in resale value, since slate tile flooring is a sound investment for any homeowner. If you’re looking for a unique, attractive flooring option for your new construction or renovation, slate may be just what you need.
Read on to learn more about the advantages of slate tile for Gilbert homeowners!
Slate Tile Has a Unique Appearance
Because slate is a material that occurs in nature, it’s available in a limited array of designs and hues. Its natural coloring gives slate a gorgeous appeal that can fluctuate between warm or cool and cozy or industrial. A good fit for most rooms, slate can complement most design schemes and fits well in nearly every style of home.
Slate Tile Floors Are Extremely Durable
One of the hardest floor coverings you can buy, slate is difficult to damage. Highly resistant to scratches, chips and cracks, slate tile floors can easily last the life of your home. Although tiles can be damaged, it takes a lot of force or a really heavy object to do it. If individual tiles do become chipped or broken, a professional can replace them with relative ease, which beats the cost of replacing a whole floor.
Slate Cleans Up Easily
A little water and a few drops of mild dish detergent are typically all that’s needed to clean slate tile flooring. Use a soft cloth and avoid pooling water. Aside from occasional mopping, a simple daily sweep with a soft-bristled broom should suffice. Use rugs by front doors and entrances to catch debris that could scratch or mar your slate tiles.
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