Slate is an extremely versatile material used in many different ways. It can be seen on many roofs across the world and is also well suited to be used as flooring. It is a metamorphic rock formed from shale-type sedimentary rock at lower temperatures than other metamorphic rocks like marble. It can sometimes have fossils preserved within it because the amount of heat in which it was formed was not enough to destroy them.
Slate is a great material for flooring for a number of reasons. The obvious one is that it looks great, often coming in a variety of colours and possessing a distinctive surface. It is also naturally quite slip-resistant which can be invaluable if you’re not always around to remind your kids not to run in the house!
Compared to other hard floor types like limestone slate is relatively easy to maintain, as it is durable and water resistant. Like most things, however, it isn’t completely impervious to harm and due to its relative high price you’ll want to look after it as best you can!
That’s where professional help can be invaluable. Slate can look stunning when it is well maintained and Arcadia Cleaners have a wealth of experience when it comes to looking after hard flooring. Our advanced equipment allows us to provide the deepest clean possible at extremely competitive prices and we offer a free, no obligation survey so there’s no excuse not to give us a call if your slate floor is starting to look dull and tired!