Slate flooring tile is a type of natural stone which is quarried from the side of mountains or taken from the earth. A finely grained, homogeneous, metamorphic rock, it is named for the way the material forms in plains, like sheets resting one atop the other, compressed under great pressure to create a powerful bond. While slate is one of many natural stone flooring tiles available, there are also numerous different types of slate, each with their own look and characteristics.
Applications: walls, floors, stairs, garden paths, etc. both indoors and outdoors.
Abrasion resistance: good
Resistance to acids: good
Surface treatment: natural, honed