Slate is among the best surfaces for kitchen counters. Our Vermont and Virginia slate has very low absorption (which is what makes it among the worlds best roofing slates) and thus, unlike more porous surfaces like marbles and granites, it will not etch or stain easily. Slate is honed (not polished) with an eggshell like surface. Because our slate slabs are made custom for you, you can also choose thicker than standard (which is typically 3 cm) for a more custom appearance.
The process for getting slate countertops in your home: