Slate tile flooring has increased in popularity tremendously over the past decade. Its desirability is due to both its beautiful natural color and its durability. If you are considering slate tile for your Chesterfield home, you may be interested to know more about its resilience, ease of maintenance, and price. Fortunately, the Floor Coverings International West County, MO experts can help answer your questions.
When it comes to the durability of slate tile, you’ll want to consider the quality of the stone you choose. High-end slate will be the more durable option. High-end slate is very resilient and highly resistant to stains and other damage. Lower quality slate will be more porous and therefore more susceptible to staining.
Slate tiles are made from natural stone. As such, they need to be carefully cared for and maintained to ensure the stone does not discolor or become cracked. A stone cleaner should always be used to mop and clean your slate floors, as many other household cleaners have acidic properties that can affect the stone. Aside from using the right product, the care of slate tiles is about the same as any other floor. They should be swept and mopped as necessary to remove debris and keep them looking great.
Slate tile is not necessarily budget-friendly, but it is a great choice for homeowners who want luxury and durability. On average, slate tile costs between $9 and $20 per square foot when professionally installed. However, if you install a high-end slate tile and properly maintain it, you should never have to install another floor in your home again.
To learn more about slate tile and explore our product samples, give us a call! Floor Coverings International West County, MO provides free in-home consultations to homeowners in Chesterfield, St. Charles, and beyond.
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