New Patios in Maidstone and Dartford | Are Slate Tiles Right For My New Patio?

At J&K Building Services Ltd, we offer various materials to create stunning new patios in properties. Our friendly and professional team are happy to discuss your objectives with you and advise on the best option to fulfil them. One of the most popular choices for patios is slate tiles. Slate is an attractive material with numerous benefits, making it the perfect choice for patios in Maidstone, Dartford and the surrounding areas. To create a cohesive flow throughout properties, we also lay driveways in a range of materials, which you can read about on our new driveways blog

Here, we take a look at a few key aspects of slate tiles to help establish if they are the right choice for your new patio, including:

  • Water Damage and Stain Resistant

  • Colour

  • Longevity

  • Aesthetic Appeal

Water Damage and Stain Resistant

A core benefit of slate tiles that most people are unaware of is their resistance to water damage and stains. Slate’s inherent imperviousness means that spills will not be absorbed and are easily washed away with a hose or rain. Rain also will not impact the functionality or appearance of slate tiles, which means it is ideal for inclement UK weather. 

Whether you plan on spending time on your new patio relaxing, entertaining or dining, slate is a great low-maintenance choice that will enhance your garden. It is almost waterproof, so it can even be used for the edge of swimming pools, areas with water features and as a place for outdoor dining.


Slate is naturally rich in colour, which improves all types of landscapes in and around Maidstone and Dartford. With various hues, including silver, blue, black and grey, new patios laid with slate will liven up outdoor spaces. One thing to consider when choosing slate is that it can oxidise over time, which can cause subtle colour changes, but its rich colour will remain throughout the years.


With outstanding technical properties, slate tiles can last for many decades if cared for properly. Choosing the right thickness will improve the slate’s longevity, making it more hardwearing, durable and likely to last the entire time you own your property. Using high-quality slate tiles and ensuring they are laid precisely with the best method is key to helping your new patio last as long as possible.

Aesthetic Appeal

One of the main reasons people choose slate tiles for their new patios is that they are attractive. Our slate patios add a touch of elegance and style to all shapes and sizes of properties in Maidstone, Dartford and the surrounding areas. We work closely with you to establish the aesthetic you are aiming to achieve and will advise on the best material for your needs. Slate is extremely versatile and seamlessly blends into modern and traditional homes.

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Call J&K Building Services Ltd on 07341 447014 and enquire about the new patios we lay for clients in Dartford, Maidstone and the surrounding areas throughout Kent.
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