Slate Worktops
Natural Stone

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Slate Worktops
Natural Stone
Mgm & Rocks Ltd, Quartz, best Choice Worktop
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It is recommended that Slate Worktops are sealed twice yearly


Slate is a Natural Stone formed from shale and Mudstone

Slate Composition

Formed primarily from clay and eroded materials within the local environment. Mud, sand, volcanic ash and fragments of eroded igneous and sedimentary rocks combine to form the precursor, Shale and / or Mudstone. The metamorphic processes that transform the shale and mustone into Slate are in shallow pressure gradient, therefore, the low grade metamorphic environment has lower temperatures and pressures compared to other natural surfaces. 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. The purple slates of North Wales, ferrous reduction spheres form around iron nuclei and can leave a light green spotted texture.

Slate worktop colours include Grey, Black, Purple, Blue, Green, Brown and Red

Most Common Worktop Colours

Black slate
Worktop Black slate
Brown Slate
Worktop Brown Slate
Verde Ardesia slate
Worktop Verde Ardesia slate
Green Slate
Worktop Green Slate
Soap Stone Grey Slate
Worktop Soap Stone Grey Slate

Slate is durable and heat resistant, suitable for many applications

Heat & Thermal Resistance

An ideal worktop choice for areas of high heat, however, long exposure to hot or cold temperatures may cause the slate to delaminate (divide into layers).

Stain Resistance Slate

Slate is 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.

Scratch Resistant Slate

Being 5 to 6 on the Moh's scale of hardness, slate is highly scratch resistant. Marks do appear easily on some slate worktops. Most scratches can be buffed out with mineral oil or a stain pen.

Sunlight & UV Resistance

Slate is naturally resistant to sunlight and UV rays and perfect for indoor and outdoor use in direct or natural light.

Brown Slate base


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