stones have various levels of porosity, hardness and compressive
strength. They are best suited for exterior and interior
applications. Slate renders a graceful, natural finish to any
building and is more cost effective than other wall and floor
coverings. All natural slate stones are fireproof and non-slippery.
It is used in architecture, flooring, wall cladding and roofing etc.
The usual colors of slate are black, dark grey, greenish grey,
copper and purplish grey.
A great combination of earth tone
colors and the finish makes this stone one of its kinds. The vibrant
colors and unique texture makes slates appropriate for interior as
well as exterior applications. Slate is formed of compressed layers
of sediments formed under ocean.
Slate is a regionally
metamorphosis, argillaceous rock, that has developed but has
suffered re-crystallization, and compressed into a dense stone made
up of quartz, iolite, mica and calcite. Because it is formed in
layers, it can easily be split to expose beautifully textured
surfaces. The usual colors of slates are earthy (various shades and
mixes of browns, beiges, yellows), black, dark-grays, and
greenish-gray but shades of pinks, purples and copper are also
found. They usually exhibit lot of variations amongst the pieces
quarried from the same pit. Slates, depending on their individual
hardness, are used for flooring, cladding and landscaping.