Is slate flooring slippery?

People choose slate flooring because of its elegant look, but there is always the question of safety. Some slate floors can be slippery, but not all. If you like, you can take some precautions with slipperly floors to make them safer. If you want to put slate in your kitchen, then consider a form of slate called riven. It has a rough surface that reduces the danger of slipping. If you put slate in an area where there is heavy traffic, use 2-sided carpet tape and area rugs in high traffic areas to prevent slipping.