Slate is formed through volcanic activity where heated clay deposits are mixed with ashes and is then dried in layers. The layers are manufactured into a large slab or cut into thin sheets which are used in everyday life for several purposes. An illustration is the use of slate as a natural roof shingle. It is also used to form tiles for walkways and garden, and kitchen countertops and is considered to be one of the best options for a kitchen surface.
It is relatively inexpensive and exudes a warmth and texture second to none. Slate is durable, hard and fireproof. Besides these qualities, acidic substances will not harm its surface and once sealed it is impenetrable to liquid.
Despite your best efforts to maintain the appearance of your slate countertops, it is possible for minor damage to occur. Many blemishes to slate can be easily fixed with the use of Countertops-R-New Kitchen Renewer. Dust your slate countertops once or twice weekly. Use a soft, microfiber cloth or chamois. Add a small amount of Countertops-R-New™ Kitchen & Bathroom Countertop Renewer Kit if desired to add luster, shine and protection to your slate counters.