Slate flooring is becoming an ever more popular option for use in the home. Slate flooring is a hard wearing and durable product and is suitable for areas that experience more than their fair share of wear and tear.
However as with every type of flooring there are inevitably pros and cons. Westcountry flooring based in Wadebridge, Cornwall give insight in to a few of the advantages and disadvantages of using slate flooring in the home.
Slate is a natural stone and is waterproof, making it a good choice where moisture may be present, e.g. a bathroom or kitchen.
Slate is very durable and doesn't require much maintenance. Also due to its dark coloring it hides dirt well, so is ideal for rooms such a kitchen. However slate is more expensive than other natural stone flooring types and can also be very cold underfoot.
As long as the slate flooring is installed on a proper sub-floor, your slate flooring should be highly resistant to any kind of damage. If you have any doubt about the suitability of the surface where you want to install your slate flooring, it is best to consult a professional before you attempt any installation procedures.