Slate Worktops
What is Slate?


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What is Slate?


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Rustic, durable, high heat resistant Slate is utilised for many applications beside Slate Worktops


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


Most Common Slate Colours

Black slate
Black slate
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Brown Slate
Brown Slate
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Verde Ardesia slate
Verde Ardesia slate
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Green Slate
Green Slate
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Soap Stone Grey Slate
Soap Stone Grey Slate
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Slate is mainly composed of the minerals quartz and muscovite or illite


What is Slate?

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Slate Composition

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.


Although natural slate worktop surfaces are sealed prior to installation, it is advised that slate is sealed twice yearly.


What are Slate Resistances?

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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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