Attractive And Durable Slate Kitchen Countertops
Marble and granite tend to be the most common choices for countertop materials, but plenty of other options exist for pleasing aesthetics, durability, and usability. Slate kitchen countertops, for example, can usually be installed for a lower cost than marble or granite. Slate kitchen countertops have no reflectivity. To say the least, slate is egg-shell matte. Countertops fabricated with granite, or marble are relatively glossy. Ergo, it’s up to you to select the one that best complements your style, and preference. Some may find the sheer sheen of slate too boring to behold, while some would appreciate its sober countenance. Slate as a material, is relatively dense, and resistant to stains, and additives like vinegar. If there are any scratches present on the slate surface, they can be patched up easily with an appropriate tone polymer. However, for deep, abrasive scratches, use steel wool to get rid of them. It also displays heat resistance, making slate a sought-after, and durable stone for usage.
Vivid surface textures add to the credibility of the stone. They are – natural cleft, calibrated, polished, and honed. From the ones mentioned, a honed graining is found suitable. When using slate kitchen countertops, have its edges rounded, and smoothed beforehand. Chances are that the corners of the counter may chip. At first, a slight flip-off may not be visible to the naked eye; however, any further deterioration may be considered abominable for its appearance.