Firstly, the hardness and durability of a natural slate worktop is second to none and means your kitchen or bathroom counter will stand the test of time. It will also cope well with extreme temperatures such as hot pans straight from the cooker. Also, slate is beautifully smooth and non-porous which makes it exceedingly easy to clean and means there is nothing for bacteria to cling to. Slate treatment is highly recommended prior to use and periodically to maintain the durability. Winkleigh Timber can offer a full range of Lithofin stone care products.
In terms of the aesthetic of your home, natural slate worktops generally have more subtle arrays of colour which means they suit many colour palettes and will work well in a traditional or contemporary setting. Slate is not only gorgeous and practical, but it is also generally more affordable than its granite counterpart.