Great for Vanities, fireplace surrounds, tub surrounds backsplash and flooring.
Slate is a hard stone that ranks high in abrasion resistance. Main uses are for kitchen countertops, flooring and such bathroom applications as shower stalls, floors and walls.
Cleaning of countertops
For every day cleaning use mild dish soap, warm water and a soft cloth. There are also many spray cleaners available for natural stone use.
Sealing of countertops
All Slate countertops will be sealed before installation. 3 Guys Granite Inc. is an accredited applicator for STAIN-PROOF Original ™ sealer. STAIN-PROOF Original ™ is an impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer that protects exposed natural stone, tiles, pavers, concrete and grout from damage caused by water, salts and oil-based stains. Treated indoor and outdoor surfaces become easier to clean, maintain, and keep looking good for longer. STAIN-PROOF Original ™ provides lasting protection for natural stone.
If you think that your stone will need to be re-sealed, simply put a few drops of water on your countertop and wait for 15-20 minutes. If you can see that the water has been absorbed into the top it’s time to re-seal. The sealer that we use is estimated to be affective for approximately 15 years.