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The Different Applications of Slate stone

By MPG Stone Subscribe to RSS | February 13th 2012 | Views:

The fine-grained foliated homogenous rock is originally a shale-type sedimentary rock consisting of clay or volcanic ash.

Traditionally the slate was used as notepad or notice board and was framed in wood for the same. Places like inns and hotels, schools and offices used notice boards for information and teachings.

Stone Veneer

Stone veneer are thin tiles of slate used to decorate homes, offices and other places at much lower cost as compared to slate tiles. Stone veneers are used extensively around the world as low-cost equally beautiful natural stone replicas. Though these are derived from natural stones like slate, granite, marble, etc, these are cheaper due to their thickness.

Roofing Slate

Rich colored similar-dimensioned roofing slates are used to strengthen tapering roofs and make the exteriors look flamboyant and extremely beautiful. Rich color adds aura to the place.

Flooring Tiles

Extensively used as flooring tiles, slate is one of the most preferred flooring tile materials in different parts of the world. Interior flooring is suited best with flooring tiles as these are available in wide range of colors, dimensions and styles. Interior flooring looks immensely beautiful in slate. Some people prefer multicolored slate flooring tiles while others install similar colored different shaded flooring tiles.

Ledge Stone

Ledge stones are small rectangular tiles used in decorating feature walls. The concept of designing a feature wall with ledge stone is unique and costly and many prefer to install these for beautiful feature-walls.


Versailles pattern is quite prevalent for flooring and wall cladding with slate tiles. Golden brown shades of slate tile looks extremely sophisticate and display extravagance and unique tile pattern. Other colors are also available. Choose your choice and use it in Versailles pattern.


Antique royal finish is depicted clearly through tumbled finish. The tumbled finish is created on demand as it takes more time. Tumbled finish tiles are excellent base for kitchen backsplash. Glossy and matte finished slate tiles are used in tumbled finish in flooring and walling.


Mosaic pattern of slate flooring tile is created by cutting slate stone in even-sizes and stick them all on a thin mesh. Mesh is used as a single tile for walling and flooring tiles. These make excellent feature walls also. Single or multicolored mesh is created with desired tiles.


Flagstone is primarily used to decorate exteriors and is safe for both vehicular and pedestrian pathways. The naturally charming landscape environment, beautiful patios, grand courtyards are created with slate stone. Multicolored or same colored textured tiles are used to impart flagstone look.

Slate stone is versatile as it is used in various applications in and outside the premises. However, care should be taken to stock some tiles to replace in case of damages or ill-use. Same colored tiles in similar pattern are unavailable after sometime as the natural form of slate is not the same all the time. The colors may match but designs differ in different lot giving variable expressions.

Natural stone differs in style and color with different lots making it extremely essential to stock the tiles at the time of purchases.

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