Slate is naturally beautiful and promises durability, strength, quality as well as style. They are designed in various styles ranging from those that are plain and simple to those with patterns embossed on them. Kitchen surfaces made of heavy duty slates have desirable qualities such as resistance to stains, antibacterial properties, durability, top notch strength and even non-combustibility. In addition to a soft and smooth feel of slate kitchen surfaces, they do not need high maintenance. During installation, slates are fixed with their fronts exposed. It is therefore important to know what to expect of slate surfaces before having them fixed in kitchens.
Original and genuine slates are considered metamorphic enabling it to have unique qualities; these qualities enable the kitchen surfaces to have great functional capabilities. There are various kinds of slates available in the market with varying quality.
Every slate kitchen surface is distinct and unique as they are crafted differently. Just like furniture that is fine and well built, the building of slate surfaces is done according to the dimensions found on the outside environment. For durability and top notch quality of slate kitchen surfaces, the slate is typically hand crafted; this involves the cutting and fitting of the surface. Slate surfaces are also said to be bulletproof and rugged due to the fact that they are resistant to scratching, fading and even burning among other great features. For a unique and personalized slate kitchen surfaces, customization would come in handy. They can be sandblasted with unique and interesting patterns, designs, shapes and even letters for a stylish kitchen.
Slates also come in various color tones that would blend well into most kitchen interiors. Slates are also very sustainable since recycled materials are used in the production process. Despite all the good sides of slate surfaces, they also have disadvantages that are worth taking into account. Due to the nature of slates and the fact that they are only made on order, slate kitchen surfaces are expensive to purchase and install. Another drawback is the fact that slate kitchen surfaces can only be used in specific kitchens in a particular kind of décor.
Slates are not difficult to maintain; the fact that they are non-porous makes them very easy to clean. For cleaning purposes, scouring pads, elbow grease as well as cleansers are perfect for use in cleaning since they are not harmful to the slate kitchen surfaces.