Definitely created from natural stones, you can obtain slate in a variety of colours and designs to match any design that you’re including within your building project. It’s one of the most durable materials that you can use in a worktop or kitchen countertop. However, installing slate is not as simple.
One factor to take into consideration is if you are happy with a natural cleft to the material or if you want it to be completely flat. When anyone had seen slate tiles for example, the surface tends to contain undulations rather than being flat as per other stone materials. Natural cleft, or riven, can amount to a + or - tolerance of 7mm of the surface requirement. This can also cause problems with inset (fitted from above) sinks.
This range of green granite worktop options have been in stock with us, or via other importers, within the last twelve months. If you cannot find your preferred worktop colour within our standard range then please make your choice from the below. Please note that category 2 options will be more expensive than our standard range.
Emerald Pearl from Norway is green with aqua and blue tones that perfectly compliment white and light cabinet options. Forest Green from India is green with rose and grey shades giving it a softer more subtle aura. Verde Bahia Granite, aka Uba Tuba, on the other hand, weaves together iridescent gold and copper making it a bold and brilliant addition to your choice of colour.
The place that it is being installed at must be secure and solid to fit perfectly. You can have it inclined or laying flat, but it must be set on a foundation that is solid. If you don’t do this, you will increase the chances of it cracking and you will have more problems after the event. Historically people have mounted slate on plywood sub-base hoping that this will eliminate the chances of it warping, but plywood has the tendency to do the same thing.