This is a fine-grained metamorphic rock, characterised by its ability to be split into broad sheets. Slate is a durable stone which presents a diverse range of colours and textures.
We offer 'riven' slate, which has a naturally cleft surface and is rustic by its nature, with chips and chisel marks present on some surfaces. Some of our 'riven' slate varies in thickness or is 'uncalibrated' and therefore requires 'bedding up' with the appropriate thick bed adhesive during installation.
We also offer 'honed' slates that are machined to create a smooth, even surface. Some of the dark honed slate can be prone to scratch marks which are regarded as a feature of such a material.Bespoke options available. Get in touch today.