The Secrets of Slate

Slate is great. There’s no two ways about it. This beautiful natural stone has been the material of choice in many homes for hundreds of years, and for good reason!

As leading tile suppliers, here at Tile Mart we love all tiles, but if we had to pick a favourite, slates tiles would definitely make our shortlist.

Not convinced? Then read on as we explore the secrets of slate and the many reason why if you don’t have some slate adorning your home already, you should do!


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Slate is renowned for its incredible durability. Built to last, slate is remarkably hardwearing and long-lasting. In fact, most slate tile varieties can last a life time – literally!

This is all thanks to the unique mineral composition of this material, which endows these tiles with superior strength. So if you’re looking for tiles that will last, then you need look no further than these terrific tiles.


Naturally Beautiful

Slate tiles are quite simply stunning. They’re an ideal option for bringing a little natural beauty to the interiors of your home, and can enhance the look of any room in an instant. Contrary to popular belief, slate isn’t just grey either. Slate tiles are actually available in an array of intriguing colours and textures and this is all part of this materials unique charm.

Slate tiles are also renowned for their distinctive riven surface, which provides these tiles with a beautiful rustic appearance.


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Low Maintenance

Not only are slate tiles incredibly tough, they require minimal maintenance too – making your life a whole lot easier. A little regular sweeping and mopping is all your need to keep these tiles in tip top condition.


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Bold and beautiful, slates tiles make a fantastic addition to any bathroom. But that said, slate tiles are an ideal choice for virtually any room in your home too. That’s right, from kitchen floors to bathroom walls, slate is the perfect choice for any area of your home. What’s more, thanks to its resistance to wear and tear – and the elements – you can also purchase slate tiles that are suitable for outdoor use too.


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If this has inspired you to embrace the slate and try transforming your home with some stunning slate tiles, then we can help. Our catalogue of products includes a wide selection of natural stone tiles including slate tiles, and we’re confident that we can provide the right option for you.

To find out more, simply contact our friendly team today, by giving us a call on 01772 550900 and will we be happy to answer any questions you may have.




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