Brazilian slates are a beautiful thing. They are often naturally quarried and left in their original state. For this reason it is often difficult to find multiple slate pieces that are exactly alike. Brazilian slates offer an extremely beautiful and durable surface that is used in many home improvement projects. The slate can be used on a wide variety of surfaces; however, many individuals use the slate to make a Brazilian slate countertop.
Brazilian slates come in a wide variety of different colors and styles; therefore, some homeowners have a difficult time selecting materials for a Brazilian slate countertop. Brazilian slates can be ordered from a wide variety of locations. These slates are often found over the internet, in a home improvement store, in a retail store with a home improvement department, or a home and garden store. The selection of Brazilian slates will likely depend on the size of the store. It is not uncommon for a traditional store to have at least five different Brazilian slate styles.
Online stores are likely to have a much larger selection. Homeowners will have to select whether they want a natural Brazilian slate countertop or one that has have been altered. Natural Brazilian slates are often sold in the way that they were retrieved. Some slates can be completely natural while others may be shaped to create a diamond design in the slate. These slates are still commonly considered natural because their appearance has not actually been changed. The natural slate pieces were just constructed together to create a shape. Although these styled natural slates are beautiful they are often used as floor tile instead of countertop surfaces.
Many homeowners tend to prefer the one piece colored slate to create a beautiful Brazilian slate countertop. Brazilian slates often come sized at 25” x 72”; however, the size of the standard slate depends on the location that is selling the product. The majority of online or storefront hardware or home improvement stores will cut slate to size for a small fee.
This would require homeowners to take an accurate measurement of their kitchen countertop area. With the proper tools a homeowner could successfully size their own pieces to before making their Brazilian slate countertop. Installing a Brazilian slate countertop is a fairly easy project that many homeowners can do on their own. As previously stated many homeowners have a more difficult time trying to select a countertop style than actually installing the countertop.