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About Slate

What To Know

Natural Slate has the ability to bring unique and powerful beauty to a flooring installation, combining the functional durability of hard tile with the awe-inspiring essence of a towering mountain range. However, there are both benefits, and drawbacks to the use of this material, which are often dependent on the environment where it is being installed. Understanding these can provide you with a framework not only for choosing slate but also maintaining it over time.


Slate is one of the strongest among all natural stone.  Slate has an inherent durability that makes it resistant to cracks, scratches, breaks, and chips. It does have to be sealed against stains on a regular basis depending on the environment where it is installed, but if properly maintained these materials can last for decades, looking great without having to be removed or replaced.


There are many colors and multi colors available when choosing slate. This is enhanced by the fact that all features found in these materials are natural, and thus occur in unique ways across each individual piece. That means that every floor produced is a one of a kind work of earth-born artistry.


Slate is considered to be a relatively upscale flooring material. While its initial price can be quite high, especially for grade A quality materials, it does have the ability to add real estate value to an entire home. This is especially true when installing in locations such as the kitchen and bathroom.


In some cases, a tile may be damaged due to violent impact, natural chipping, weather, or slating over time. While this can be unsightly and dangerous, it is also possible to repair these pieces to restore the surface perfection of the floor. Blue Moon's Stone Care Team is capable of repairing all different types of stone, including slate. 


The important thing is to make sure you hold extra tiles over from a fresh install. Because it tends to vary in color and appearance so much it can be difficult to match new veins to old strains.


Natural stone and slate flooring are great for transmitting, if not retaining heat. That means that it is the perfect medium for radiant below surface coil heating systems. These can be installed underneath the tile and can help to not only make the floor toasty but the surrounding environment, as well, since heat will rise up throughout the space.  



Process Is Everything.

Additional Information

Slate is quarried in large slabs from metamorphic rock and is typically found in green, gray, and black. However, it can also come in gold, purple and blue. Although Slate is chosen to cover floors due to its durability, it is also a very brittle natural stone. The rustic almost jagged, uneven surface of Slate is the reason many interior designers choose this natural stone as a floor covering in residential and business settings alike.

Your Blue Moon Stone Care team can ensure that your Slate floors are properly maintained. We use the finest solutions to make certain that your Slate is always aesthetically pleasing and wears extremely well. We are the natural stone care experts of choice!


Slate Stone Cleaning


Due to the rigid uneven surface of slate, it can be a challenge for many homeowners to manage. Our proven Slate cleaning strategy ensures that your natural stone is properly cleaned and ready for use as quickly as possible. We use solutions that are specifically formulated for natural stone.


Slate Stone Sealing


Vinegar and lemon juice can leave permanent stains in Slate. Sealing Slate and resealing Slate as needed is vitally important. Blue Moon uses a specialized impregnating sealant that provides maximum protection against the staining of natural stone and especially protects Slate.


Slate Stone Polishing


Blue Moon's Stone Care Team understands that Slate can only be polished if it has been properly honed until the surface is smooth. However, the most effective way to add a sheen to Slate is to apply a topcoat. A topcoat will not compromise the integrity of slate.


Slate Stone Honing


Slate is honed in only special instances. The rough jagged surface of Slate is indicative of its very nature. This is the reason honing of Slate is only performed when a smooth, uniformed surface is desired. We can provide proper consultation if honing is desired.


Slate Stone Stripping


As with most natural stones, special care must be taken when stripping Slate. However, Slate is a flaky natural stone that can easily chip. Stone Care of Arizona can ensure that the stripping process is executed with the greatest care, making certain that Slate is not damaged in the process.


Slate Stone Repair

Slate can break under impact and sometimes requires repair. At Stone Care of Arizona, we can repair Slate cracks, fissures and chips. Sometimes, tiles will need to be replaced. In other cases, some of the grout may be missing. Whatever the case may be, we are natural stone repair experts.

Learn More

Learn more about techniques you can use at home to improve maintaining of your stone floors, walls, and countertops.

What Stone Types Does Blue Moon Service?

Saltillo

Saltillo Stone

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Marble

Marble Stone

  • Real marble has a beautiful, unique look like no other surface, with all their whirling patterns and shade variations. But the same... 

Granite

Granite Stone

  • Granite has a rich beauty that few other countertop materials can match. Granite is a natural product with a timeless aura and...

Travertine

Travertine Stone

  • Travertine stone tiles look great and can be a less expensive alternative to marble or granite. These tiles come in a variation of color and.., 

Limestone

Limestone

  • Limestone is a natural stone product that is cut into slabs and is generally used for flooring. It is a sedimentary rock that primarily consists of...

Slate

Slate Stone

  • Slate is quarried in large slabs from metamorphic rock and is typically found in green, gray, and black. However, it can also come...

Flagstone

Flagstone

  • Mined from many places around the world, flagstone is a general term that describes a wide range of flat sedimentary rock that is commonly used in landscaping and paving...

Terracotta

Terracotta Stone

  • Terra cotta or Terracotta is an Italian term that means, "baked earth". Terra cotta is one of the oldest tile materials around, dating back before the birth of Christ, when..

Cantera

Cantera Stone

  • Cantera Stone is a quarried, volcanic rock that is mined exclusively in various regions of Mexico and Central America. Its name derives from Spain, as the Spanish word for...

Quartz

Quartz Stone

  • Quartz stone is relatively new in terms of home interior applications, but  quartz has many good qualities such as its attractive appearance, durability and the fact it doesn't...

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About Us

Our History

Based in Los Angeles, Blue Moon began in the late 1990s when the company cleaned and restored filming sets, studios, and similar property locations. The company later expanded its client base and added related component services.

Our Commitment

Our company is committed to the complete satisfaction of its clients and customers. We use "team cross-checks" and various other quality assurance controls so Blue Moon ensures your project is completed with the utmost concern for safety and quality, 

Our Mission

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