September 27, 2017

A Song of Slate and Fire: Benefits of a Slate Fireplace

While fireplaces were initially a necessity for when the house became chillier in the winter months, in the more modern day it is also used for relaxation, style and to create ambience. So, when the summer sun has set and we are getting ready for the cosy winter nights in, a fireplace can make our evenings just a little bit more special.

Someone keen to add an aura of elegance to their home may be looking to add a fireplace to the room and, while there are plenty of choices out there, there is nothing quite like a slate fireplace.

They make for the perfect snug space, making it irresistible to grab a good book, a cup of tea and settle in for a truly relaxing evening.

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So what benefits does a slate fireplace have and how does it really differ from any other gas or wood fire?

Stylish Slate

Modern day interiors and designs can sometimes seem a bit clean cut and not quite to your taste; however, a slate fire can come in both modern and traditional styles.

With both a contemporary yet rustic aesthetic to it, a slate fireplace can serve its purpose in many different spaces. It can fit into a modern-styled interior as well as a more classically-designed area, all the while looking like it was meant to fit there and creating a snug and elegant style.

If you ever decide to change up your interior design, you don’t have to worry about your slate fireplace or hearth, as it will naturally fit into any new interior.

Anything from floral wallpaper to metallic tile or even clean white painted walls; whatever your interior preference, your slate fire is there to stay!

Thermal Behaviour

Slate not only looks stupendous as part of your interior design but it also does its job perfectly. Due to the material’s thermal stability and chemical inertness, slate has been used for centuries for many kinds of heat-related things.

Slate is an excellent choice for a fireplace, since in its natural form it is not only fire resistant but extremely energy efficient as well. This means you don’t have to worry about safety considerations or your utility bill.

Of all the materials to choose your hearth to be made from, slate tiles themselves are completely fire proof, meaning you don’t have to worry about you and your family’s safety, leaving you to enjoy the atmosphere by the fire in relaxation.

Easy Installation and Low-Cost Repairs

One of the great hallmarks of slate is that it’s extremely easy and fuss-free to install in your home. When it comes to ordering and installing a slate fire hearth, an expert in the industry will usually work closely with you. At UK Slate, we certainly do.

Whatever the space you install it in, a slate fire can work around your requirements and the area you have to work with.

While slate is also extremely sturdy and unlikely to get damaged, if an incident or damage does occur, the costs for repairs are also extremely low. In certain instances, that small piece of slate can be replaced instead of the entire fire, avoiding any expensive replacements.

Crafted and Tailored for You

Unlike a standard electric or gas fire which you pick up in any store, a slate hearth can be much more unique and bespoke.

Every hearth supplied is crafted and tailored to every customers requirements and vision, meaning you have your very own custom product that is special and unique to you and your home. We don’t believe that one-size-fits-all when it comes to interior design, so we will change and adapt the size, style and design to match your room, meaning that, no matter what, it will fit effortlessly.

While the leaves are still falling and winter isn’t quite here, now is the perfect time to make your home even more cosy and comfy, ready to relax for some dark mornings and stress-free nights in.

A Fireplace

We would love to hear your thoughts on how you would like your slate hearth to be designed. Additionally, we offer a wide variety of slate for other purposes, such as natural slate flooring and slate roof tiles.

So please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at UK Slate who would be more than happy to transform your ideas into reality.

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