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The density of a given slate relates directly to its cost. The denser it is the more likely it is not to flake and fall apart.
Slate pros: Tends to be dark; highly resilient
Cons: Needs to be installed by someone who knows what he or she's doing, be sure to figure installation into the final cost.
Cost: $5-$20 per square foot
Suggested uses: Living areas, hallways, entryways and kitchens
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Travertine gets a lot of bad press for being a fragile material, but the Trevi Fountain in Rome is made from travertine, and it's been there for 300 years. That says a thing or two about travertine's longevity.
Travertine pros: Wildly variable patterns and colors, feels soft underfoot
Cons: Has a tendency to scratch and stain
Cost: $5- $40 per square foot
Suggested uses: Living areas, hallways, kitchens and baths
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