Master of granite and marble are specialist slate worktop suppliers and produce bespoke slate worktops and products to homes and businesses throughout Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
Slate is mainly composed of the minerals quartz and muscovite or illite. Slate can often be formed along with several other minerals: biotite, chlorite, hematite, pyrite and although less frequently: apatite, graphite, kaolinite, magnetite, tourmaline, zircon and feldspar. In the purple slates of North Wales, ferrous reduction spheres form around iron nuclei and can leave a light green spotted texture. Slate surfaces are a perfect natural stone worktop choice for durability, high heat resistances and rustic appearances. As slate resistances are high, this material is a popular choice for many other applications too.
Slate is cut into blocks and then cut down into slabs before polishing for use and because slate is 100% natural each slab is original and can only be matched by colour and pattern if cut from the same block. Consideration into the quantity of slabs required to complete your project is strongly advised, check with us in advance so that we can source the materials of preference, as some supplier stock levels vary from day to day. if you wish to go ahead, let us know so that we can reserve or store the slate in our yard.Compare Slate to other Surfaces
Worktops, Hearths, Steps, Porches, Floors, Table tops
Tough, Weatherproof, Hygenic, Stain Resist, Heat Resist
Fine grained foliated metamorphic rock formed in layers. Mainly of quartz & mica
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.
Our online collection of quartz samples is just a small selection of the stone we can provide, however, it does provide insight to a variety of quartz colours which we can help fine tune and provide alternative if you wish. We welcome you to come visit us at our office/workshop to see what we can offer as nothing can replace being able to see and feel the actual surface
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