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    Slate is a foliated, fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the alteration or change of shale (its parent rock) by regional, low-grade metamorphism.

    Qualities of Slate

    • Due to its vast metamorphic history, slate is very strong and durable.
    • It has a hardness of 5.5 on Mohs scale and is strong enough to scratch steel and glass.
    • It occurs in diverse colors based on the kinds of minerals present. Haematite causes a red color, and chlorite causes a green color.
    • Slate is opaque and does not transmit light

    Benefits of Slate

    • Highly durable with a great appearance
    • Resistant to frost and breakage
    • Fire and mold resistant
    • It absorbs minimal moisture and can easily be cut into thin sheets for use

    Uses of Slate

    • Widely used for paving tiles, shingles, and roofing
    • Used for decorative purposes like picture frames, jewelry etc.
    • Used to make chalkboards for schools and as a natural canvas
    • It is used for interior and exterior flooring and decorative aggregate
    • Due to its insulating property, it was used for electrical panels in the past
    • High-quality slate is also used for tombstones and tablets

    Contact Re-Vive stonecare for all your Slate repair, restoration and installation needs from worktops to floors and features and decorative stonework. 01279 315545 or mobile 0773 7655871.

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