Slates & Quartzites

We carry a range of Indian, Chinese and Brazilian slates & quartzites in stock, but can supply any UK slates by request. 600 x 400, 400 x 400 & 300 x 300mm are the most popular sizes. With the larger sizes the stone can be seen at its best. We also stock other sizes, Opus Romano pattern and mosaics, and can import or make special sizes to order. The surface texture of riven slates and quartzites can vary considerably. In the splitting process some vents, small ridges and surface distress marks will appear. These are normal and part of the character of these materials. Slates benefit greatly in appearance by being sealed. The colours appear bolder and richer, and although the surface is already of low porosity and slip-resistant, sealing adds to the durability. Most slates are suitable for interior use, but some are also suitable for exterior use. Slate is a metamorphic rock, formed from shale, mudstone and volcanic ash at low pressure and temperature. The minerals within the rock realign themselves into layers, which allows the slate to be split into sheets along these natural cleavages. Slate may also contain traces of quartz, mica, chlorite and iron, allowing a large range of possible colours. Although slates are usually supplied with a riven surface, they are also available with a smoother finish, such as honed, if desired. Quartzite is made from sandstone in one of two ways: it has either been metamorphosed into solid quartz rock under high pressure and temperature, or silica has been precipitated out of the water contained within the sandstone and cements the sand grains together. Some quartzites are similar to slate in that they can be sheared along natural cleavages to form thin tiles. Quartzites contain 90% or more quartz and are generally white, pale pink or grey. With impurities such as mica, iron and chlorite, other colours such as blue, green, yellow and brown are not uncommon. Azul Macaubas from Brazil is prized for its rich blue colour. Quartzites are tougher than slates and generally have a metallic sheen. They are slip-resistant, easy to keep clean, very hard wearing and suitable for indoor and some for outdoor use.




Ocean Green

Ocean GreenA very hard deep ocean green quartzite. Riven, it has a slight ripple texture. Honed, it has a good shine and retains a ripple look and takes on a three dimensional surface appearance. One of our favourite products. The 100 x 100mm tiles make a good border for the larger tiles.
23.80 + VAT /m2 300 x 300mm riven
21.70 + VAT /m2 100 x 100mm riven
29.80 + VAT /m2 300 x 300mm honed
25.20 + VAT /m2 400 x 400mm honed



Pewter

PewterA pewter coloured very durable quartzite. Very colour consistent and can be used riven or honed. We have supplied this for many hearths. Makes a fabulous chequerboard pattern when mixed with Pearl quartzite.
35.00 + VAT /m2 600 x 300mm honed
17.87 + VAT /m2 400 x 400mm riven
17.87 + VAT /m2 300 x 300mm riven
28.00 + VAT /m2 600 x 400mm honed



Salmon

SalmonA salmon red coloured riven slate of fairly low colour variation. It also makes very good colour combinations with browns and beige materials as seen in the photograph, where it is used with Lola Limestone.
18.50 + VAT /m2 400 x 400mm riven
18.50 + VAT /m2 300 x 300mm riven



Black Chinese

Black Chinese
25.20 + VAT /m2 900 x 600 x 20 riven
23.10 + VAT /m2 600 x 600 x 20 riven



Green Brazilian

Green BrazilianA grey green smooth slate
29.40 + VAT /m2 600 x 600mm riven
26.60 + VAT /m2 600 x 400mm riven
32.20 + VAT /m2 600 x 900mm riven
22.40 + VAT /m2 400 x 400mm riven



Bronze Green

Bronze GreenA popular multicolour rustic character slate. Great in kitchens and room with natural woods. Our slate tiles are calibrated to 12mm maximum thickness.
36.40 + VAT /m2 48 x 48mm mosaics tumbled
14.00 + VAT /m2 100 x 100mm riven
14.00 + VAT /m2 300 x 300 riven
14.00 + VAT m2 400 x 400mm riven
16.00 + VAT /m2 600 x 400mm riven
16.00 + VAT /m2 Opus Romano riven



Plum

PlumA rich plum coloured slate with some fossil fern like figuring. It is one of the softer slates available. It looks good on its own or in patterns such as our basket weave.
17.40 + VAT /m2 100 x 100mm riven
17.40 + VAT /m2 400 x 400mm riven



Indian Black Slate

Indian Black SlateA pure black slate which can be used riven or honed. It makes classic black inserts in light coloured floors and is suitable for use in patterns and medallions.
24.00 + VAT /m2 100 x 100mm riven
24.00 + VAT /m2 300 x 300 riven
29.00 + VAT /m2 300 x 300 honed
0.28 + VAT each 50 x 50 each piece



Pearl Quartzite

Pearl QuartziteA pearl coloured very durable quartzite. Looks good on its own or mixed with other quartzites as in the photograph.
27.60 + VAT /m2 400 x 400mm riven



Silver Peach Quartzite

Silver Peach QuartziteA richly coloured quartzite suitable for use inside or outside. Honed is best for inside use as riven is quite coarse. The photograph shows selected riven 400 x 400mm tiles used in a conservatory.
22.00 + VAT /m2 400 x 400



Azul Macaubas

Azul MacaubasA really beautiful quartzite only found in Bahia, Brazil. Colour varies from bright blue to grey with some purple, black and white. Selection is required for blue only. A very tough stone suitable for walls, floors, worktops and ornamental work. Can be used inside or outside.
By quotation only. It is expensive.



Calcatta Quartzite

Calcatta QuartziteA creamy coloured quartzite with thin grey veins.
By quotation only



Rustic Multicolour

Rustic MulticolourA very good value for money slate. Hard wearing and easy to maintain. Very colourful, with a lot of colour movement.
26.60 + VAT /m2 600 x 400 x 12mm riven
25.20 + VAT /m2 400 x 400 x 12mm riven
23.80 + VAT /m2 300 x 300 x 10mm riven



Grey Green

Grey GreenA grey/green slate of low colour variation.
17.00 + VAT /m2 300 x 300 x 10mm riven tiles



Desert Sunrise

Desert SunriseA riven quartzite tile. It has low slip properties which make it ideally suited to wet areas. The colours are more yellow and honey coloured than the Desert Sunset, with some overlap.
16.00 + VAT /m2 100 x 100 tumbled
Out of stock Opus Romano pattern riven



Desert Sunset (Also known as Oyster)

Desert Sunset (Also known as Oyster)A more grey/green tile from the same quarry as the Desert Sunrise. Ideally suitable for wet areas, kitchens or outside.
16.00 + VAT /m2 100 x 100mm riven
20.00 + VAT /m2 Opus Romano pattern riven
29.40 + VAT /m2 600 x 400mm riven
28.00 + VAT /m2 400 x 400mm riven
30.80 + VAT /m2 48 x 48 x10mm mosaics tumbled



Brazilian Black Slate

Brazilian Black SlateA black slate of very uniform colour sutable for interior and exterior use. Available as riven tiles for walls and floors, and honed tiles for walls. We also stock this material in 30mm thick slabs to make hearths, window sills and staircases. The riven material is fairly smooth and less character than most other slates. Slate is one of the softest stones and scratches easily. Being very dark the scratches will show more than in lighter and multi-coloured materials. We recommend sticking to riven for floors, although we have done quite a few in honed tiles.
33.60 + VAT /m2 1200 X 600mm riven
18.20+ VAT /m2 400 x 400 x 10mm riven tiles
23.80 + VAT /m2 600 x 400 x 10mm honed
20.30 + VAT /m2 600 x 400 x 10mm riven
22.40 + VAT /m2 600 x 600mm riven
23.80 + VAT /m2 900 x 600mm riven
19.60 + VAT /m2 600 x 300 riven
16.80+ VAT /m2 300 x 300 riven
23.80 + VAT /m2 400 x 400 x 10mm honed
39.20 + VAT /m2 600 x 600 & 900 x 600 x 20-30mm riven



Westmoreland Light Sea Green

Westmoreland Light Sea GreenA very tough slate suitable for worktops, table tops, hearths and signs. Available as slab for tops and hearths or block for lintels and fireplaces. The Dark Sea Green has the same texture but is darker in colour.
Prices by quotation only.



Shepton Flagstones Worn

Shepton Flagstones WornThese slate flagstones have a smoothly worn finish, giving the illusion of centuries of use.
39.95 + VAT /m2 10 - 20mm thick English pattern
49.95 + VAT /m2 10 - 25mm thick 500mm x random



Trevail Slate Riven

Trevail  Slate RivenA blue-black riven slate which creates a rustic look, indoors or out. The slate is hand split and comes in a variety of large format flagstones.
32.95 + VAT /m2 15-25mm thick English pattern
46.95 + VAT /m2 15-25mm thick 500mm x random
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