This rustic stone is dense and strong. Slate is commonly used for flooring and exterior landscaping such as steps or staircases. It is found in a number of colors and hues, including:
Like other natural stones, slate has a rustic appearance and is used in a variety of ways in the construction of buildings - both commercial and residential.
Slate is formed by the alteration of shale through metamorphism. Increased levels of heat an pressure contribute to its formation. Among the minerals that can be found in slate are hematite, feldspar, pyrite, calcite and even quartz.