Slate flooring is a popular choice for home and business owners. This sleek-looking and affordable material makes an excellent addition to any space and will require very little upkeep in order to keep looking great for decades. Slate is often confused with manmade materials, such as concrete, however, slate is a natural stone. It comes from a fine-grained, homogeneous metamorphic rock and has become a popular floor and surface material over the last two decades. These slabs of slate are taken from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. Slate is known for being the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock in existence.
Slate is a versatile material that can easily be used as flooring, countertops, backsplashes, stepping stones, roofing, and even as the interior for showers. The increase in popularity of slate as an indoor material in residential and commercial spaces is largely due to its durability, wide range of colors, and easy maintenance. Slate comes in a variety of different colors and shades, most often it is found in black and gray tones. The most frequent way we see slate used is broken down from slab into tiles, often exceeding a foot in length and width. It is believed that slate is the most commonly used natural stone in the world.
Like most other natural stone materials, slate surfaces will need a strong seal in order to protect it from water and other substances that may lead to staining and scratching. The stone seal should be applied on an annual basis because it will wear down over time leaving your slate vulnerable. If you have slate floors in an area with heavy traffic, you may need to seal your slate floors more often than once a year to protect them from becoming damaged.
If your slate flooring becomes stained or damaged, the slate restoration experts of Houston at Modern Stone Care can help you. We specialize in restoring natural stone floors and surfaces in order to bring them back to their original beauty. The best way to avoid damaging your slate floors and surfaces is to stay on top of annual floor maintenance. Schedule your slate cleaning and slate sealing service with Modern Stone Care in Houston today.
Slate Flooring Maintenance in Houston
At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specialize in the restoration, cleaning, polishing, and sealing of all-natural stone surfaces. This includes flooring, countertops, outdoor pool coping, and more. We work hard to ensure your natural stone maintains its beautiful and vibrant appearance for as long as possible. When it comes to the care of your delicate natural stone surfaces, leave it to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We proudly serve The Greater Houston Area, including but not limited to Atascocita, Bellaire, Clear Lake, Cypress, Friendswood, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kemah, League City, Kingwood, Memorial, Missouri City, Montgomery County, Spring, Spring Branch, Stafford, Sugar Land, Tomball, and The Woodlands.