Mr. and Mrs. Williams have purchased a bungalow a few days back. It is their first home after marriage and they want everything to be just about perfect! They have appointed a reputed interior designer to look after the wall color, furniture, appliances, etc.
However, having heard of too many floor options have confused them. They are having a discussion on the slate flooring installation as they have heard of it from many a mouth but ain't able to make a final decision. Obviously, they ain't aware of the slate flooring pros and cons. They are in a fix. What next?
A simple solution to their query - the pros and cons of slate flooring.
Apart from the overall appearance, slate flooring is highly durable. What more, it is resistant to stains as well, and cleaning the slate flooring is not a difficult task.
You can safely use it in your bathroom floors for backsplash, driveways, pool walls, wall floors, and fireplace walls since it is equally resistant to water, which is unlike other flooring that swells up when in contact with water. In addition, there is no way they are going to lose their spark, luster, color, and shine over a period of time and usage.
Having talked about the pros, it is time to note down some of its disadvantages as well. First of all, slate tile installation is pretty expensive unless of course, you are planning a DIY job. Another thing to remember is that, the tiles are too cold to tolerate, however, this could be manageable if you lay a carpet on it.
It would be slippery, depending on the polishing level. Too much polishing would result in a very slippery floor and then you would have to take appropriate care. The last drawback is perhaps unavoidable. The slate rocks are not sound absorbing as such, and hence they tend to contribute to more noise than other flooring options.
Nonetheless, the pros compensate to a larger extent to the cons and you can try installing these tiles for your home.