Ardosia Hand Split Natural Slate Slabs
Ardosia natural slate slabs are hand split from a heavy slate block and diamond sawn to give accurate, square edges for ease of installation.
Choose a heavy riven texture and our natural slate slab range is ideal for patios, paths and poolside, whilst indoors they provide a rustic, aged appearance for porch and hall floors; alternatively ask us to choose a flat finish to complement a modern sharp decor.
The stones are also ideal for vehicular traffic, so driveways can be laid to match paths and patios, whilst indoors they can be cut and shaped to provide the perfect fire hearth, compliant with building regulations. In general, the surface of the slate has excellent anti-slip qualities (see technical specifications) wet or dry; outdoors the slabs generally require no maintenance other than an occasional sweep to remove debris. However, in shady locations it may be necessary to wash them to remove any algae that discolours them and can make any surface slippery underfoot.
Our Brazilian natural slate slabs are stocked in 25mm thickness and in a wide variety of sizes but if you require thicker slabs, for aesthetic or architectural features, we hold a smaller stock in thicknesses of 40mm. The Brazilian slate slabs are generally available in both Graphite (black) and Cinza (blue/grey) but please contact us to check stock availability/delivery timescales. If you require assistance calculating the sizes and quantities you would require for a particular pattern/area please contact us and we will be happy to help.
The stock sizes of slabs that are held at the slate warehouse vary from 2300mm x 1300mm to 1200mm x 450mm but a full listing is given on our 'PRICES' page.
In addition to their use in flooring our natural slate slabs form the basis for our very popular work surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom or garden and many are utilized in the construction of bench seating, dining and coffee tables so please visit the relevant 'Product' and 'Gallery' pages for full information.