A rich plum color containing occasional green markings.
“Semi-weathering”, meaning that some pieces change color when used outside and others do not. Those that do take on brownish tones. (Purple's weathering characteristic is an aesthetic consideration and does not adversely affect its performance or durability).
ASTM Grade A, relatively even cleft, exceptionally strong and hard, durable, dense, low absorption rate, and resistant to freeze-thaw cycles. Slip-, stain-, and heat-resistant. No detrimental effects on the environment.
None required. Contact us for information regarding the use of sealers, impregnators, oiling, cleaning, etc.
Natural Cleft - a textured, natural finish, both visually and to the touch. Achieved by splitting the stone along its cleave with a hammer and chisel.
Honed - an extremely smooth, eggshell finish. Achieved with the use of fine diamonds.
Cascade - a fairly flat, uniform finish with subtle ripples and soft texture.
Roofing - generally natural cleft both faces with trimmed edges. slate roofing finish
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