Brazilian slate flooring can enhance the atmosphere of your house a lot for both a traditional or a contemporary setting – the natural variation of colors really adds character to a building.
It goes very well with other natural materials like wood.
It is superior in quality to Chinese slate flooring which can often be found in chain home improvement stores.
Slate basically is hardened mud, clay or volcanic ashes – constant pressure over many millions of years turned it into the compact and stable material that today is used in high-end construction sites – not just in flooring, but also (and most often) to make slate roofing shingles.
Brazilian slate flooring is also by far superior to ceramic floor tiles.
Slate has a high thermal stability and a chemical inertness, so it is also often used for laboratory bench tops and billiard table tops. It is also fireproof and an excellent electrical insulator. Because slate adheres to silicone glue and creates a non-toxic bond it is also used for stairs and pathways.
Natural Brazilian slate is one of the few materials that actually IMPROVES with age – developing it’s own patina over time. Floors Plus has an amazing amount of knowledge on
Brazilian slate floors are also easy to maintain and easy to clean and is the perfect fit for underfloor heating. It is also very practical for families with pets, because things like mud-traces from a dog who ran outside in the rain can be easily cleaned when you have Brazilian slate flooring.