Slate tile has become an incredibly popular flooring decision in St. Paul, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Here are 3 reasons why we here at Floor Coverings International Dakota County think slate could be the perfect choice for your next project.

Slate tile can give a tremendous country or rustic feel to your St. Paul home.


Perhaps the first question to ask yourself before any flooring decision is about appearance. “Is this going to make my home more beautiful?” Well, when it comes to slate title the answer is a resounding “yes!”.

Slate typically appears gray in color, though it can range from light to dark and often incorporates a variety of color markings like purple, green, cyan or red to help customize your particular order to your home. And the customization possibilities go far beyond just slate color. Many choices exist for tile patterns (straight lay, subway, etc.) and grout color (from light to dark) to make sure the floor is a perfect aesthetic fit for your home.


Naturally formed through metamorphic processes, slate is among the strongest natural flooring options available. Because of that, it is incredibly durable and highly resistant to scratches, breaks, chips, dents and cracks.

And on the rare occasion that something a tile does break (normally due to an even harder material being dropped on a tile), they are individually replaceable. While these tiles are known for their toughness, if you notice a crack in one, be sure to give the experts at Floor Coverings International Dakota County a call.

Home Value

One of main drawbacks of slate tile is its price. Because it is naturally forming and requires mining, slate is among the more expensive flooring options. However, it is important to consider long-term value – and not just price – during a flooring redesign. While you may spend a bit more for slate now than an alternative option, it is a sure-fire way to add instant value to your home. Furthermore, because of its durability and easy maintenance, the floor will last for years to come, decreasing the necessity for maintenance and replacement in the future.

Get Started in St. Paul

If slate tile sounds like the right flooring option for your home, contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Dakota County to find out how to best customize it to your home. Schedule your free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, & St. Paul and the surrounding areas.

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