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Slate

We carry many beautiful slate tiles of different sizes and colors at very competitive prices. Some of our slates even have beautiful, matching decorative accents.

Slate is a natural stone and can vary greatly in color, even within the same basic color tone. When choosing your slate, we help you look at several samples to be sure you will be satisfied. To help you see how beautiful and varied slate can look, we have put some sample photos on this page. Please remember that these are only photos and may not exactly represent the actual color of the stone. We have many more samples in our store and would like the chance to help you.

Slate is a popular natural stone characterized by unique variations in color caused by the trace metals present during its formation. When the slate is split along natural layers, the metals are exposed to air which allows them to oxidize (rust). These natural color variations enhance the beautiful details of slate and makes each installation unique.

Slate is cut into squares so that it can be layed easily on a floor. During this cutting and honing process, companies can choose to tumble the slate. This tumbling ‘ages’ the slate making the edges rounder and softer.

As with any natural stone, you should care for your slate properly and seal it shortly after installtion to prevent staining. For example, a glass of water on unsealed slate will leave a water ring in the slate. We carry a great line of natural stone care products manufactured by StoneTech Professional.

To see more samples in person, come in and see us. We’d like the chance to help you!