Durable Slate Kitchen Countertops

Many people like and prefer slate kitchen countertops, as slate is a natural stone which is nonporous and heat resistant. The slate kitchen countertops will resist damage from heat, which means a cook can feasibly place a hot pot or pan on the countertop without damaging it. The slate is usually unsealed, which means there are no layers to burn away or melt.

Black Slate Kitchen Countertops

Black Slate Kitchen Countertops

In addition, the stone naturally distributes heat, so heat damage is less likely on this soft stone than on harder marbles or granites. Unfortunately, a slate countertop will not be similarly resistant to scratching or gouging. Cutting on the countertop is not advisable, as scratches can be ugly and troublesome. It is possible, however, to buff out small scratches with a cloth and some mineral oil. Deeper scratches will require a more abrasive scrub such as steel wool.

Contemporary Kitchen With Slate Kitchen Countertops

Contemporary Kitchen With Slate Kitchen Countertops

Slate kitchen countertops are extremely durable. Once installed, it could last a lifetime with little to no maintenance required. While some scratches may occur, they can usually be taken off with soap and water. Larger scratches can be buffed out with steel wool. Acidic substances do not damage slate like some other natural stone choices.

Kitchen With White Cabinets And Slate Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen With White Cabinets And Slate Kitchen Countertops

Slate is a favorite choice for people looking for a unique appearance for the new kitchen counters. Because of its varied colors, there are no two slate counter tops that look exactly the same. While there are a number of different types of slate with varying densities, it is important to choose the densest variety of slate for your new counters.

Traditional Kitchen With Slate Kitchen Countertops

Traditional Kitchen With Slate Kitchen Countertops

Slate is softer than granite, and you can leave your slate in its original matte finish for a more casual look, or polish to a high sheen for a more elegant presentation. In shorts, slate kitchen countertops lends an upbeat charm and add drama to your kitchen.