Slate is becoming a popular flooring tile in the Chappaqua, Briarcliff Manor, and Westchester, NY area. Natural Slate is a very fine-grained metamorphic rock derived from sedimentary shale rock. It has a fine grain and rich palette of colors which makes it easy to add to any style and decor. The diverse colors of copper and red, navy and green, tan and more, make it easy to use in a rustic, modern, or traditional setting. This type of tile is less expensive than granite and marble, however, it still offers an attractive look. To care for slate tiles, you will need to clean them with a stone cleaner or a mild detergent. Cleaning products that contain lemon or vinegar can damage these tiles and etching. After you clean the tiles, rinse them with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. At Terra Tile and Marble, we offer both cleft and honed finishes. Call us today or stop in for more information.