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South Indian Slates :
Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic rock of argillaceous origin formed by the composition of mud and stone sediment that splits into thin,smooth-surfaced layers. It is chemically a multi-mineral rock made of a composition of minerals and colloidal substances.The mineral composition essentially consists of members of Mica group commonly sericite & muscovite, and and accessory minerals such as oxides, calcites, minor amounts quarts and feldspar along with some contents of ferro-magnesium minerals. The content of silica is normally poor. The Clay group commonly consists of paragonite, chlorite & kaonilite. This fine grained meamorphic rock formed of above composition of minerals and other organic substances has been hardened by heat and pressure. Since the geolgical process varies greatly from place to place, its hardness and porosity varies quite a bit.

Slates characteristics vary with source. It may be black, green, yellow, brown, red or mottled and is relatively dense.Many slates that are available today have wide ranging physical characteristics and overall suitability.

The slate stone differs in its density, tensile strength, absorbency and abrasion resistance.

Physical Properties
Composition - Muscovite,Cericite, chlorite,hematite, kaolinite, micas, quartz,clay and other accessory minerals (wide variation in composition).
Hardness - Soft - easily scratched. They can also be as hard and dense as granite
Absorption - Low - medium oil, water other liquids
Weathering characteristics - Due to the wide ranges of slate, this stone has wide ranges of weathering. Cleft planes provides permeability for water penetration resulting in spalling and flaking. Slates that have a high kaolinite content (a clay) display accelerated rate of deterioration in wet environments
Tendencies - Absorbs oils and liquids...Softer/medium varieties scratches easily.
Colors - Colors vary widely
Finish - Different finishes such as acrylic, wax, natural cleft, honed etc.
Black Slate :
Black slate has been used as a building stone for years. These slates have been used in the interiors for its sophisticated looks. The laminar nature makes it easy to shape and work, rendering it a popular choice for roofing and walling. Suitable for both interior as well exterior, black slate tiles are exceptionally durable and impermeable to water. The smooth texture and excellent finish lends a unique sheen to the black slate stone. We can offer black slate in variety finishes and forms cut to the size required by the clients. Naturally non-slip surface can be rubbed plain or finished with clear varnish after fixing.

Regular Moving Sizes x thickness Special Order sizes
30 x 30cm x (10 mm calibrated) upto slab(60 x 120 cm)
40 x 40cm x (12 mm calibrated)
60 x 30cm x (12 mm calibrated)
60 x 60cm x (13 mm calibarted)
Finishes
Honed
Natural
Tile Sizes
6" X 6"
12" X 12"
16" X 16"
12" X 24"
24" X 24"
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