These slate colours provide limited but nonetheless a beautiful choice of slate materials and should only be taken as typical examples of the colours and textures available.Please contact us regarding colours so that we can check the availability and delivery times as shipping maybe necessary.
Slate is mainly composed of the minerals quartz and muscovite or illite. Slate can often be formed with several other minerals: biotite, chlorite, hematite, pyrite and less frequently: apatite, graphite, kaolinite, magnetite, tourmaline, zircon and feldspar. In purple slates of North Wales, ferrous reduction spheres form around iron nuclei and can leave a light green spotted texture. Great as Slate Worktops for durability, high heat resistances and rustic appearances. Slate is a popular choice for many other choice for many other applications too.
Although we seal the natural slate surface prior to installation it is advised that your surface should be sealed twice Yearly.
Moh's scale of hardness: 5-6
Slate is highly scratch resistant. Marks do appear easily on some slate surfaces. Most scratches can be buffed out with mineral oil or a stain pen
High thermal resistance
An ideal choice for areas of high heat, however, long exposure to hot or cold temperatures may cause the slate to delaminate (divide into layers).
Highly susceptible to Staining
calcified hard water deposits may appear under pots or items that have prolonged contact with the slate surface. Sealing is strongly advised.
Internal and external Use
Naturally resistant to sunlight and UV rays, Slate is a suitable choice in direct or natural light.