The Benefits of Brazilian Slate
When designing your home, each aspect must be carefully considered. It’s an opportunity to create a beautiful home that you and your family will enjoy for years to come; so, every decision is essential.
Ensuring that you find furnishings and fixings that are durable, cost-effective and don’t compromise on your chosen style is of great importance – consider UK Slate for all your roofing, flooring and landscaping needs.
With UK Slate, you will be provided with the very best in slate and slating products, with ranges sourced from around the world. Today, we’re taking a closer look at slate from Brazil, examining just why slate from this part of the world truly deserves a place in your home.
Slate extracted in Brazil is one of the best quality slates in the world. The industry itself is now the world’s second-biggest producer and is favoured for the geological attributes which have produced high-quality and superior rock.
95% of Brazilian slate is extracted from the Minas Gerais region, which is around 450km north of Rio de Janeiro. This is the exact region that UK Slates own Elterdale Grey Green slate begins its journey.
Here are just some of the reasons why Brazilian slate is the perfect addition to your property:
- Superior quality
Brazilian slate offers one of the most robust and durable slates on the market. They have high resistance to the damage that can occur from the likes of heavy foot traffic when these slates are used as floor tiles. You also can expect them to last for a long time even while exposed to the elements in the form of roof tiles.
- Aesthetic appeal
Brazilian slates are beautiful and come in a wide variety of styles to suit many different aesthetic preferences. They can be both rough or smooth and shiny, allowing people to find textures to suit their needs. Brazilian slate doesn’t lose its appeal as it ages, if anything, it only becomes more beautiful after years of use.
- Wide colour variety
Some varieties of slate are only available in one colour, but Brazilian slate comes in a wide range of shades and colours such as green, cyan, blue and purple. So regardless of your colour and shade preference, you are likely to find what you’re looking for in Brazilian slate.
Elterdale Grey Green
Elterdale Grey Green slate is composed of natural sedimentary stone with excellent consistency, meaning that it splits very cleanly. The natural stone is perfect for roofing or flooring purposes, due to its durable quality that retains its sturdy qualities against all weather conditions.
An economical option, these slate tiles look exceptional when paired with a range of mixed materials in the home.
This exceptional slate hails from the finest slate beds in the Paraopeba Valley near Papagaios, which is deep in the Amazon Rainforest. The humid climate has, over time, allowed for a fantastic natural product, and we are exceptionally excited to be able to offer it to our customers.
The quarrying process is unique. In all extraction methods, extreme care must be taken, as the process affects the material integrity. Traditional methods utilise charges and detonations to ascertain the desired rock, however, with Elterdale Grey Green, the highest level of care is taken to machine cut large slabs out of the rock face, in turn producing a more cost-effective slate with minimal wastage. The slate is then hand split by experienced craftsmen to create consistent slates in thickness and texture.
The slate can be used in various areas around the home such as roofing, due to the bold non-fading colour, and flat, consistent nature requiring minimal grading. These versatile tiles can also be used in flooring indoor and out, or even in landscaping and architectural designs.
Our Roofing Range
With our extensive range of Elterdale Grey Green tiles, no project is impossible.
The grey-green colours are rare within the slate industry, with only a handful of quarries around the world having access to a green slate. To utilise the uniqueness of the Elterdale slate, we offer it in a wide range of packages for every build type and budget: economical single sized 600x300mm, 500x300mm (specially holed for low pitched applications) and 500x250mm. And for more traditional renovations: 460mm x random widths, 500mm x random widths and 500 – 300mm diminishing courses x random widths.
Contact UK Slate to learn more about our extensive range of slates from different quarries around the world.