Slate flooring is not one of the most common flooring choices. While this floor has high durability and easy maintenance demands, slate floors lack the comfort of other flooring options such as carpets and tiles. You will mostly find slate floors in bathrooms, kitchens, hallways and porches because they handle stains well as long as they have sealants applied to them. But they may not be comfortable enough for other areas.
Costs - You will have to pay more money for slate floors than for most other floors besides marble and granite floors. Thicker slate floors can get more expensive and you will have to pay more for some of the favorite colors and patterns. Cheaper alternatives are vinyl, laminate and tile.