The attractive design of your kitchen – slate worktop
Slate worktops – pros and cons
Slate is one of the three natural stone materials that are often used in the construction of countertops. Granite and marble are the other possible options. Aesthetically appealing and rather expensive – this is where the slates are known among the masses of consumers. However, there are many other factors that you should consider before selecting such material for your kitchen countertop.
Advantages of slate worktops
Slate worktops win the buyers with a decidedly attractive look. The surface appearance is very individual and your kitchen design will look the same overall. The surface of a slate is not porous and therefore easy to clean. This is a big advantage over marble and granite. Liquid oil residues and other products will not leave permanent stains. The cleaning is easy and the development of bacteria is unlikely.
The care of the material is particularly easy
Attention: Exceptions are acid-containing products. These already damage the slate worktops. Oranges and other fruits or juices can leave permanent stains.
Slate worktops come in many different shades. They seem almost without exception classic and upscale.
As an alternative, granite and marble are recommended
You have the choice between the colors black, coal, gray, or brown. In the bright shades, you also have a wide selection, including red, green and blue. Compared to granite and marble slates do not differ so much from each other and you achieve a relatively uniform appearance.
Choose the right color for your kitchen design
Disadvantages of slate surfaces
Worktops made of slate lie approximately in the middle according to the criterion of robustness. With granite is about no comparison at all. The material could be scratched relatively easily and in some circumstances whole pieces of it could be broken off. The processing of slate also involves risks. While other natural stones are being sanded, this material is broken. This results in an uneven work surface, which is a big problem in some households.
Be very careful with the slate surfaces
You can choose the shapes to your taste
Choose the right materials and colors
Marble is one of the most modern alternatives in kitchen equipment
Stylish and at the same time very robust
The surfaces can be easily scratched. So be careful!