Slate flooring is very tough and long lasting, and is well suited for daily kitchen activities. It does not absorb liquids and does not get stained easily. Slate floor is preferred over other stones as it is slip resistant and ideal for wet kitchen areas.
Tile flooring is made from a wide range of materials including travertine, granite, marble, soapstone, slate, ceramic and porcelain. All these materials offer the ability to stand up to heavy use and moisture and are ideal for heavy traffic areas like kitchens.