Rock Salt comes under different names, the main one being Halite. You might have found this when you were searching for Rock Salt for Sale. We actually source Brown Rock Salt in the United Kingdom unlike White De-Icing Salt. Rock Salt is mined in a few places over the country, in salt mines.
Following on from mining the Rock Salt, it goes through less processing than you might think!
Consisting of Sand, Dirt, Sodium Chloride, etc. The build up of Rock Salt, makes it great for increasing traction on slippery roads as well as de-icing. The only caveat with Brown Rock Salt, is that it leaves a muddy sludge behind, which can be trodden into carpets and such. For this reason, it's mainly used a residential grit, clearing the pavements, making it safer for all of us to walk on.
With this being said, let's discuss the pros and cons to using Brown Rock Salt.
White De-Icing Salt is sourced from countries with much hotter weather than we are blessed with. Perfect examples of these are Spain and Egypt.
These countries have fantastic climates that provide us with White De-Icing Salt with a high concentration, that doesn't contain a whole variety of materials like Brown Rock Salt. As this is the case, you get more genuine salt and it also has a greater aesthetic appeal and leaves virtually no residue!
With this being said, let's discuss the pros and cons to using White Salt.
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