What is Slate?

Formed over thousands of years of sedimentary deposit and compression, slate splits naturally into beautifully textured layers.  The various shades of slate products – brown, yellow, dark gray, pink, lavender and more – may even occur within the same piece of stone.


Qualities and Characteristics of Slate

Durable and stain-resistant, slate products are often used for flooring, cladding and landscaping.

Slate is preferred for patios and atriums. Why? The earth tones and rustic look of slate create a comfortable, natural look that is right at home with exterior landscaping and interior garden designs.

Slate is naturally slip resistant, even when wet, and is much less likely to show dust and dirt than polished granite or marble. It’s also relatively low priced, which makes it a great choice for large, informal areas.