Faux Slate

Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic rock. The rock is composed of quartz, chlorite, mica and calcite. Slate is very durable and hard wearing stone that can be used for roofing, flooring, and other surface fixtures. Faux slate may mimic the look of slate but faux slate is just as durable and strong as naturally occurring slate. Faux slate, also known as slate look porcelain and porcelain slate tiles are affordable options for homeowners who love the look of slate but are designing on a limited budget.

Porcelain Slate Look Tile

Slate look tile are easy to care for and require very little maintenance. Natural slate tiles need periodic resealing and cleaning roughly every two years. Additionally, slate is a relatively expensive material to buy. It can be rough to the touch and is known to peel. More importantly, slate is a heavy stone and customers interested in installing a slate floor may also need to install a reinforced subfloor. Porcelain slate tiles do not have any of these issues. It will not peel, it won’t need additional installations, and it will last a lifetime.

Advantages of Porcelain Slate

If you want tile that looks like slate, consider installing porcelain slate for your next project. Porcelain slate is moisture and stain resistant and won’t require extensive maintenance. Porcelain slate is available in a wide variety of colors that can suit any home’s décor. If you want tile that looks like slate, the best and cheapest option is porcelain slate.