Italian Cleft Slate
This natural stone material is a fairly consistent, almost solid gray slate from Italy with some texture. Slate is one of the very best natural stone materials that you can use in your home. Because it is non-porous, slate is resistant to stains, heat and scratches.
The material is perfect for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, backsplashes and various other home structures – especially in modern home settings. Considering how beautiful and tough this natural stone is, it is no wonder that many homeowners love to use it for their remodeling projects. Your slate can last for many years while retaining its high-quality appearance. If you are looking for a magnificent material to use for your new kitchen countertop, bathroom vanity top, backsplash or other home structure, Italian Slate cleft should definitely be on your mind.
Material Type: Slate
Country of origin: Italy
- 1. Can slate be used as countertop material?
- Yes, slate can be used for kitchen countertops. It is a natural stone that is durable, and resistant to heat and scratches.
- 2. Do I need to seal slate countertops?
- No, since slate is a nonporous material, it will not require sealing.
- 3. Can slate be used outdoors?
- Yes, slate can be used for outdoor kitchens, bars, stairs, and even tiles.
- 4. Is slate heat resistant?
- Yes, slate is heat resistant and will not be damaged by high temperatures.
- 5. Is slate chip resistant?
- Slate countertops are scratch resistant, however, chips on slate countertops are common, especially around the edges.
- 1. Do you provide free samples? How many samples can I take?
- At marble.com samples are free, and we encourage our clients to take up to ten samples per visit.
- 2. What materials can I find at your facilities?
- All Marble.com facilities carry slabs of granite, quartz, quartzite, marble, soapstone, slate, limestone, and travertine. Our Ridgefield Park yard has the largest selection, also offering slabs of gemstone, porcelain, and glass.
- 3. Why should I see a slab in person?
- Since every slab of natural stone is completely unique, we recommend visiting one of our facilities to see slab patterns and variations in person.
- 4. Where does your material come from?
- At marble.com we source our stone only from the most reputable quarries from around the globe, including those from Italy, Spain, Brazil, and India.
- 5. Why is some stone more expensive than others?
- Stone slabs that are extremely rare and boast unique colors tend to be more expensive than commonly found stone.
- 6. Do I have to seal natural stone?
- We do recommend sealing natural stone countertops periodically, the frequency of sealing the stone depends on the material.
- 7. What is a honed finish?
- A honed stone finish refers to the smooth, matte surface of the material, which creates a visibly lighter and softer tone. While honed finish might be an ideal design choice for some homeowners, it also makes the stone more susceptible to staining and etching.
- 8. Can a chip on my countertop be repaired?
- Most chips, smaller than a dime in diameter, can be repaired by the homeowner using a chip repair kit. We do recommend professional service care for larger chips.
- 9. Can I install my own countertops?
- We recommend professional installation, completed by our trained technicians for all major projects, however some smaller pieces may be installed by the customers.