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Owing to the nature of slate most projects using this material tend to be of a more unique nature. On this basis we do not offer an online quotation facility for this material. Please contact us with details of your project, preferably with a copy of your plan, and we will happily get a quotation together for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Slate Worktops

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All The Colours

If you want to see the full range of slate colours that are available in the UK then look no further. More....

 

Finish Options

Polished, honed, antique. All finish options explained with examples so you can make an informed choice. More....

Fabrication Options

You've chosen your worktop, chosen your finish, now for the fabrication. Cut outs, drainer grooves... All explained here. More....

Slate Worktop

Want to add a design to your home that offers more green benefits? If so, consider adding slate worktops to your home. Definitely created from natural stones, you can obtain slate in a variety of colours and designs to match any design that you’re including within your building project. It’s NOT one of the most durable materials that you can use in a worktop or kitchen countertop which needs to be taken into consideration if this is where you plan to use this material.

The place that it is being installed at must be secure and solid to fit perfectly. You can have it inclined or laying flat, but it must be set on a foundation that is solid. If you don’t do this, you will increase the chances of it cracking and you will have more problems after the event. Historically people have mounted slate on plywood sub-base hoping that this will eliminate the chances of it warping, but plywood has the tendency to do the same thing.

Compared to porcelain, Formica and composite, you may have to perform a little more maintenance. However, the results and the beauty that it adds to your home are certainly worth it. When it comes to artistic appeal, you have three different types of slate to choose from for your worktop.

This includes Chinese slate, Indian Slate and Welsh slate. Slate is not a product made by man, so you can expect some differences in the three types of slate when it comes to height, width and depth. Because slate worktops are a environmentally green choice regardless of the type that you choose, you can expect it to last you for a very long time. With slate worktops you don’t have to worry about as much liquid absorption, as with all natural stone worktops, the surfaces will be expertly sealed.

Slate can withstand just about any type of conditions as long as you take good care of them. They don’t require that you oil them or seal them unless however, you need sheen. Slate worktops also have an advantage over other materials because it is able to handle heat much better and won’t damage so quickly. Although heavy, they’re easier to install and provides elegance to your home that is quite distinctive.

One factor to take into consideration is if you are happy with a natural cleft to the material or if you want it to be completely flat. When anyone had seen slate tiles for example, the surface tends to contain undulations rather than being flat as per other stone materials. Natural cleft, or riven, can amount to a + or - tolerance of 7mm of the surface requirement. This can also cause problems with inset (fitted from above) sinks.

These are factors that we, as expert fabricators can easily overcome, but factors that never the less you need to take into consideration when choosing slate worktops.

If you have a high traffic home, slate worktops can be an excellent choice considering they are easy to clean and less likely to stain. Choose a slate worktop for your next home project.

 

Not Sure About Slate? Try These Other Stone Options Available In Your Area

If you are considering stone worktops, you may want to look at the full range of stone options that are availble to you.

Granite worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Granite Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Quartz worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Quartz Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Marble worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Marble Worktops available please click on the image.

Limestone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Limestone Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Sandstone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Sandstone Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Slate worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Slate Worktops available please click on the image.

Basalt worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Basalt Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Onyx worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Onyx Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Stone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Stone Worktops available please click on the image.

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