Pietra Cardoso Slate
Pietra Cardoso slate is a light blue-grey stone with slightly lighter veining. In a modern design world, this material is all the rage. It has a timeless yet edgy look that is appealing in a number of different situations.
Pairing this stone with lighter shades or different materials can create an interesting ambiance in your space. This stone is versatile and adaptable, making it perfect for any homeowner's personality. Pietra Cardoso is known for its durability on top of its beautiful appearance. It is perfect for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, backsplashes, and other areas of the home. It is non-porous and resistant to heat, stains, and scratching. On top of that, it is also low maintenance. The amazing physical properties of this stone will have you considering it for your next home remodel project, as it has the possibility of completely changing your space. It is a consistent, modern stone that is available in a light grey-blue shade, much different from the dark grey tones of slates.
Material Type: Slate
Country of origin: Italy
Colors: Grey, White, Blue
- 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.