Slate is frequently grey in color, especially when seen en-mass on roofs. However, slate occurs in a variety of colors even from a single locality; for example, slate from North Wales can be found in many shades of grey, from pale to dark, and may also be purple, green or cyan. Slate is not to be confused with shale, from which it may be formed, or schist. Ninety percent of Europe’s natural Slate used for roofing originates from Spain.
Most commonly used for interior floor surfaces or exterior landscaping, Slate also serves as a durable and stain resistant worktops, beautiful pool coping, shower enclosure, pavers, building cladding, and spectacular, fireproof roof covering that can last the life of the building. Easily sawn or trimmed to size, split at any thickness and machined to any finish, Slate’s versatility in design and construction is limitless.
Slate is typically a very durable construction material and rarely exhibits visible degradation, even when placed under extreme atmospheric conditions for many years. For flooring purposes U.K. Slate is unlikely to delaminate or exhibit efflorescence. High flexural strength and typically very low porosity makes slate eminently suitable for flooring purposes and it requires little maintenance.
Take a look through some of the colour variations available.