Tiles are often treated a little after they have been cut from large stone blocks. Some tiles are polished to smooth finish, others are sealed, and some tiles need to be treated to fill small holes. Slate is one tile that can be used in it’s totally natural state if required.
One of the attractive features of slate tile is its rugged good looks. In its natural state, slate tiles are from smooth. They have texture which includes bumps and ridges, valleys, and sometimes even wave-like lines. This texture together with slate’s ‘sticky’ tendency when wet makes it a great option for areas where a non-slip finish is required.
The downside to slate is that it can be a little brittle. Drop something hard on a slate tile and you may well chip one of those bumps, ridges or wave like lines. The upside – in a day or two you’ll be hard pressed to find that chip – it just all blends in to that natural rugged finish.
Slate tiles can be used both indoors and outdoors. It comes in a wide range of colors and finishes and does look and feel good in its natural state. As a bonus, it’s also one of the cheapest natural stone tiles on the market, making it an affordable choice for young families – it’s also a suitable choice for young families.
Whether it’s for flooring, a wall feature, or perhaps even for your patio, slate tiles are well worth investigating. The tile experts at Éco Dépôt are only too happy to show you through our range of slate tiles and to help you plan your slate tile project.