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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 sra-multicolor, 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.
SRA Multicolor Slate :
SRA (Seven colors of Rainbow Autumn or Himalayan Kashmere) multicolor stone is a unique mix of slate and quartzite. It possess best qualities of both stones: natural cleft finish and hard surface good for flooring. The natural cleft surface of the stone exposes the rugged beauty, while the carefully calibrated back makes it easy to install. SRA multicolor stone has a solid beauty, which is used for visual harmony with the stone buildings and the drystone walls. It is suitable for interior or exterior decorating applications. We can offer our clients a variety of Natural Slate Stone, Multicolor Slate and Slate Tiles in different porosity, hardness and compressive strength.

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)
Tile Sizes
6" X 6"
12" X 12"
16" X 16"
12" X 24"
24" X 24"
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