Slate is an excellent choice for the material you use on your house's floors and surfaces. For starters, they can look marvelous and impressive upon their installation. Additionally, the rock is, by nature, exceptional in its durability and longevity. Surfaces made from slate can have much greater lifespans than those made from other materials, meaning greater pay-off for the substantial investment you would make.
With that said, durability is not an excuse for neglect. Like any other material, slate surfaces last even longer when the homeowner takes proper care of them. Your routines should include the regular application of specially designed cleaners, which remove spills, debris, and assorted gunk from the surface without damaging it. Every so often, you should also apply slate sealers, which create a protective layer against contaminants that could compromise the material's stability from the inside.
When you need high-quality slate sealers and cleaners, Surface Buff has the expertise, tooling and proprietary products including natural finish slate sealers, color enhancers, and wet look gloss topical slate sealers.
Slate is easily one of the most popular flooring choices that you see in homes today. And it’s easy to see why: It’s not only aesthetically beautiful, but it’s incredibly durable.
This comes adds great value to homes, especially in busy households with kids, dogs, and families with active social lives.
Overall, stone flooring like slate requires much less maintenance than hardwood flooring, carpet, or laminate. In fact, it’s easily one of the strongest and most durable types of flooring that exists on the marketplace today.
Slate flooring is also resistant to slipping (crucial for households with children or older residents) and is even fire resistant.
But just because slate is so durable doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need a good cleaning now and then. Not only should you be cleaning your slate flooring regularly (particularly after a spill or an accident), but you should also routinely get your slate flooring professionally cleaned periodically to prevent color fading and staining from deep set stains.
Check out our free careguide to help you with the every day care and excellent pro tips for maintenance on your slate surfaces.