Slate as defined by Wikipedia is “fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism” . Slate has been a building material for thousands of years with usages both in exteriors and interiors. Some common colors have always been the grays, blacks, and greens so typical of garden, patio and paving applications. Today, let’s discuss a few slate trends.
Recently, Alyson McNutt English posted on HGTV.com a comment on slate saying that it is “Classic and Long Lasting” and “may not be new, but slate is a classic and sophisticated choice for kitchen flooring. For a kitchen with a neutral color palette, slate is a brilliant, long-lasting and stylish choice”. Ms. English further stated that slate might serve “a double purpose” because it could easily continue “onto the kitchen patio, unifying the areas through flooring”.
The cottage.market.com says that the use of slate in kitchens is a great idea for anyone wanting a “comfy” kitchen. Since such a kitchen might use “many natural elements…the slate floor, wooden beams…butcher block counters and the heart of the room…the farmhouse table” all to achieve that design plan. Freshome.com has told us that slate is in the top ten of trending kitchen countertops by saying that ”slate has a naturally uneven surface that many find aesthetically appealing. Many find this particularly appealing as these natural occurring dents make it hard to detect nicks and scratches that inevitably happen on well-used kitchen surfaces”!
StoneTileDepot has a great selection of slate items that fit right in with current slate trends. We would love to help you make the best and most informed decisions that you can about slate. Please contact us here and thanks very much for reading