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Love slate but it is too expensive? Then go with slate tiles. The quality is the same, edges can be seen and they tend to be a little harder to clean along the grout lines. Another option is just using the slate slabs around areas that need the extra durability such as the stove and sinks. Then you can use a cheaper material such as laminate for the rest.

from Buzzle

A Definitive Study of the Pros and Cons of Slate Countertops

This is Sheldon Slate in Maine. Their slate is very hard and non-porous and does not need sealing. It turns out they also have a quarry in upstate NY that has similar non porous slate.

from SF Gate

How to Install Chalkboards As Slate Countertops

Many types of stone are suitable for creating an attractive countertop, and this includes slate. While an unusual method of obtaining slate, if you have access to some old-fashioned real slate ...