Black Slate Countertops

Date: January 7, 2021
Author: Jon Smith
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A good option for a high-end countertop would be black slate countertops. First of all, it's rare to see this in a kitchen or bathroom and second, it is an amazing material.

Slate is usually durable but can be brittle on the edges if it is not higher quality material. The more you pay for your black slate countertops the higher the quality. Always choose a high-end countertop provider when working with this material.

Black Slate Countertops White Kitchen Cabinets

Black slate countertops with white kitchen cabinets and hardwood flooring.

This is a beautiful combination for slate and probably the most likely choice for anyone using black slate countertops in their kitchen.

Black slate countertops match perfectly with a beautiful white cabinet, dark brown hardwood floor, and marble backsplash. When deciding on your appliances always go stainless steel. Look at the sheer beauty of this modern kitchen.

I also think black slate countertops work well with dark kitchen cabinets but be sure to keep that stainless steel look going.

Black Slate Countertops With Subway Tile

Black slate countertops with white subway tile and white cabinets.

Black slate countertops and white subway tile is a beautiful collaboration between two very popular materials. Your black slate countertops will dominate the white subway tile and this bold look will guarantee compliments from your guests.

The stainless steel appliance also looks great with this style. A touch of green from the plant in the above image also makes this modern kitchen pop.

How To Clean Black Slate Countertops

Cleaning your black slate countertops is super important. Cleaning with the right products is even more important. I want to share the products I recommend and the types of products that I urge you to stay away from with black slate countertops.

Pro Tip: Keep 5 to 10 microfiber towels handy in your kitchen to keep your black slate dry and free of debris. Watermarks are easy to see on a black slate countertop.

Cleaners to Avoid When Cleaning Black Slate Countertops

  1. Anything with acid
  2. Lemon juice
  3. Windex
  4. Bleach
  5. Wax

It is best to stay away from anything acidic and no scented sprays with lemon or orange juice. These things will etch the finish of your black slate countertop. It is ok to use if it is made specifically for slate.

Windex is not as terrible of a product for slate but I don't recommend using windes on any countertop surface. This is a surface that food may touch from time to time.

Bleach is obviously not something you want to use to clean black slate as it is harmful to you and can soak into your countertops. Just stay away from bleach on any countertop surface.

Wax products can cause your countertops to have dull areas and potential staining. Steer clear of anything made with wax.

What Products Are Good For Cleaning Black Slate Countertops

There are a few products that are great for black slate countertops but my number 1 recommendation is the Clarks product. It is a protection product that seals and restores your black slate countertops' original color. It also protects your black slate from stains.

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CLARK'S Soapstone Slate and Concrete Complete Care Kit - Soapstone Wax - Large Applicator - Buffing Pad - Daily Stone Cleaner - Microfiber Towel
  • CLARK'S SOAPSTONE KIT INCLUDES: CLARK's Soapstone and Concrete Finish (6oz) - CLARK’S Large Block Applicator - Buffing Pad - CLARK'S Daily Stone Cleaning Spray - Non-abrasive microfiber towel
  • PROTECTIVE BARRIER – More Carnauba wax and beeswax means no more greasy finishes. CLARK'S protects your soapstone, slate, and concrete contertops from stains and spills giving them a uniform patina.
  • NATURAL INGREDIENTS – Specially formulated mix of beeswax, carnauba wax, mineral oil, lemon oil and orange oil. More carnauba wax than other brands to form a tougher layer of protection.

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About Jon - Website Owner

Jon Smith

Hi, my name is Jonathan Smith. I have been in the granite business for many years and have worked my way up from an installer helper to an installer and then a countertop business owner. 

I started my countertop company with very little and grew extremely fast because of my knowledge and helpfulness. I started this countertop resource for 1 main reason. That reason is that there are no countertop websites with all the correct information and none of them are from an industry expert like myself. 

I am still in the trade every single day installing countertops, educating people on the type of material they are using for their homes, and making people's dream kitchens a reality.

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