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Get the Facts on Slate Flooring

When it comes to adding slate to your home it can be hard to know where to begin! The great thing to keep in mind when it comes to slate is that this flooring option has been popular for hundreds of years and it provides unparalleled durability and natural beauty.  Here are some of the styles of slate you may wish to add to your home in Albuquerque!

Honed Slate

Honed slate tile flooring is slate where the surface has been ground to a smooth touch. This way, the uneven texture that comes naturally with the stone is evened out, creating a polished surface. One big benefit honed slate has is that it can be polished and glossed to look as smooth and glossy as marble flooring.  Many homeowners will choose to install honed slate flooring in the entryway, the kitchen, or in the hallway.

Gauged Slate

Gauged slate tile flooring is a type of slate that has been cut or ground along the bottom. This creates a flat surface on the bottom, while the top side stays a bit rough. Gauged slate is a classic look for slate and each tile will bring a sense of rustic charm to your home’s décor. You can install gauged slate in tiles using grout just like many other tile options.

Natural Slate

Natural cut slate tile flooring (also known as cleft slate) is similar to gauged slate tile, but the slates can be different shapes and sizes.  When they are installed they will be pieced together like of like a mosaic to complete the final flooring result.  A natural slate floor can truly be a work of art that will add value and truly unique style to your home.

Think slate may be right for your home?  Call the Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque! Our flooring experts will gladly help you in any way we can, including coming to your door with samples. Call today to schedule a free in-home consultation or visit us at our showroom!

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Founded 36 years ago by Tom Poulin CGR, Poulin Design Remodeling, Inc., has become a mainstay of Albuquerque home renovation.

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