Vermont and Virginia slates can be used in a variety of ways in bathrooms:

  1. Vanity tops – Slate is less common and in many ways better performing than the typical choices.  Its very low water absorption rates make it difficult to stain.  Its acid resistance make it difficult to etch, unlike marble and limestone.  Slate takes a soft honed ‘eggshell’ finish rather than a gloss polish.  Generally, vanity tops are 3/4″ thick, but we can provide thicker slabs for a more custom appearance.  We can work with your countertop installer to deliver slightly oversize blanks to its shop so as to minimize cutting waste.
  2. Wall tile or backsplash – Because of its low porosity, slate is a good choice for any wet area.  We offer many sizes to choose from in honed or natural cleft finish, butt joint or  grouted joints.
  3. Flooring – We offer many choices in terms of color, size and finish.