June 26, 2020

The Benefits of Slate to Your Business

At UK Slate we understand the numerous advantages of opting for the versatile and aesthetically pleasing material. Thanks to its natural ability to seamlessly fit in with any existing style, it’s suitable for anyone looking for striking natural aesthetics in their bathroom, whilst also offering the ideal properties to be one of the most reliable roofing materials available on the market. It really is fair to say that slate is the perfect material for any number of applications.

While slate delivers many advantages applied in a domestic setting, it is the commercial setting which can potentially reap the most benefits. UK Slate had the pleasure and honour of providing the stunning bespoke slate for the Gail’s Artisan Bakery renovation in London.

This project involved no less than 1,878 bespoke Ravendale Riven tiles being cut into triangles by our specialist slate experts, providing Gail’s Artisan Bakery with the finishing touches to their excellent new look bakery. Slate is a fantastic material for applications all over the home, but what is it that makes slate so perfect for a commercial setting?

Brathay Quarry - Slate

Stunning Aesthetics

Firstly, there’s no denying that slate does stand out in a crowd; the overall appearance of slate is absolutely stunning. The natural aesthetics of our vast range of slate is an ideal addition to any customer facing areas of your business, with it’s eye-catching purple hues, you can be absolutely sure that it’s sure to draw in a few customers!

Slate’s ability to enhance the design of just about any premises perhaps lies in its sleek appearance. However, it also has the ability to highlight the cleanliness of a building, even making a building appear that bit more homely and organic – this makes it a whole lot more appealing for all customers.

Resistant to Stains

Going hand-in-hand with cleanliness is slate’s ability to resist stains. Drips and stains are commonplace throughout many businesses, which is why slate is an excellent choice for dealing with the mess that these can potentially leave behind. Not only that, slate doesn’t involve an awkward or extensive cleaning procedure, meaning your premises can remain looking clean and enticing with absolute ease.

Simple To Maintain

Thanks to their natural ability to be completely mould and fire resistant, along with boasting a low water absorption rate, slate is extremely easy to maintain and requires little intervention from the property owner throughout its lifespan.

It’s also worth mentioning that due to its low water absorption rate, slate is very resistant to frost damage and breakage due to freezing, which makes it an attractive option for year-round use both in and outdoors.

Vermont Unfading Green Riven 2 - Slate

Waterproof Properties

The waterproof nature of slate is equally as alluring and beneficial to a business owner. Not only does it have implications on the ease of maintenance, but also on the longevity of a slate design for your business; you and your customers can enjoy the beauty of slate for years to come! This is an essential quality for any material that you are looking to install in your business premises, as cost-effectiveness does come into question when choosing the right things to use within your property.

Longevity and Durability

The overall properties of slate are what makes the longevity and durability of this material a possibility. Suitable for anything from a busy kitchen to an area with heavy footfall, slate is the ultimate heavy-duty material and therefore perfect for busy business environments. While so many attractive surface choices require a degree of acting delicately, slate can withstand a great deal of impact throughout its lifetime, so you can be absolutely sure it’s capable of withstanding whatever you or your customers throw at it.


One of the main attractions of slate for many business owners is the fact that the material is extremely versatile and can be used in a number of different ways. There’s no denying that versatility is highly sought after by business owners in all aspects of their business, so slate really fits that mould!

Whether you’re looking for an effective and robust new roof tiled with slate tiles, or simply looking to create a stunning outdoor area by using slate, the material is ideal for a multitude of applications. We often see slate used as a cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing way to create outdoor spaces that businesses can be proud of, thanks to the contrast in colour slate offers the user.


From its durability, stain-resistance and waterproof nature, right through to its overall gorgeous aesthetics, slate is a material that keeps on giving. To discuss how our bespoke slate services can provide an extremely attractive and cost-effective tiling solution for your business, you need only contact us on 015395 59289 or use our simple online enquiry form.

The fact that slate has the ability to offer its beauty and hard-wearing nature for years to come – reducing the need for replacements or even subsequent maintenance – slate is the perfect material for use across innumerable commercial settings, from hotels to restaurants to supermarkets.

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