Slate is a very versatile material that works well in kitchens and bathrooms. It can also be used for back splashes and around kitchen sink areas. Slate slabs are less bold than marble or granite and that makes for a much more uniform appearance.
Slate counter tops are stain resistant and non-porous, making them a clean, dependable natural-stone option for kitchens or bathrooms. Slate is usually available in neutral, uniform colors, which can fit with almost any style.