Like our marble tiles and our quartzite slabs, slate tiles are made from a metamorphic rock. Although they started out as some other type of rock, they have been radically changed from their original form as a result of being exposed to extreme heat, pressure, hot mineral-rich fluids, or a combination of these factors. Slate is a fine grained metamorphic rock, and is incredibly dense. Because of its formation, slate flooring is resistant to impact and is therefore ideal to apply in high traffic areas. In addition, slate floor tiles are also naturally slip-resistant and are a good choice in areas where moisture is expected, such as a bathroom or around a pool.
Our slate tiles are available in the clefted finish, which means that the slate is still in its natural state. This gives that gorgeous natural effect you would expect from this natural stone. Best of all, it requires very little maintenance due to being stain resistant. To clean it and keep it looking brand-new just a simple wash with water will do.