Slate FAQ


Slate is a hard clay formation that is slightly chemically active. Slate is susceptible to high temperature applications, and scratches. Slate can be used for both aesthetic and practical applications.


Finishing The Surface


The surface of slate can be altered in many ways. Finishes other than a polish may be treated with enhancers to show the beauty of the stone through an altered texture.
Polish: A 2000 grit surface polish, reflective. Very smooth glass-like finish. (Typical)
Honed: A 400 grit finish, non reflective. Smooth surface, beautiful finish when enhanced.
Natural Cleft: Very course surface, using slate's unique ability to flake off.
Blasted: Rough textured and non reflective.