Slate’s Versatility – From Floor to Roof Tiles Make It the US’ 3rd Most Imported Stone
Denver, CO – The versatility of slate as a building product has made it the 3rd most imported natural stone material in the US, right behind granite and marble according to a Stone World survey conducted earlier this year. This is no surprise to companies like PetraSlate Tile & Stone, who have seen a dramatic increase this year in sales for such products as slate roof tiles and various mosaic tiles.
The three largest exporters are China, India, and Brazilyet other countries like the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and Canada round out the bulk of regions with substantial exports. All these areas have very good slate quarries, and PetraSlate sources from the quarries with the best material for the product created, most reliable operations, and the most efficient shipping routes.
Slate is a fine-grained, metamorphic rock;making it a perfect material for interior and exterior home renovations.However, not all slate tiles can be used outdoors in Colorado so be sure to talk with a professional before choosing a slate product for an exterior project whether it be a patio, fireplace, or outdoor kitchen.
As one of the largest importers of slate in the United States, PetraSlate Tile & Stone sources its slate product according to climate requirements and the availability of interesting styles like hand-cut roofing tiles, large tile planks or intricate mosaics,and recommends that home owners, builders, or architects consider the expanded versatility of slate for their building projects, whether they’re modern or traditional in style.
About PetraSlate Tile & Stone
PetraSlate Tile & Stone came into business primarily as a distributor of quality slate products when slate was considered an exotic stone in the 1990’s. Over the 24 years that they have been in business, they have continually expanded their selection of products to now include, slates, stones, mosaics, and all types of tiles, including roof tiles. Denver-based, PetraSlate Tile & Stone provides products to flooring companies, architects, tile installers, and construction craftsmen from the surrounding area.
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