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Unfading Red Slate

Quarried in Vermont, Unfading Red Slate is a rare and expensive stone used for interior and exterior applications. Because of its superior properties and performance, unique red color and rich texture, architects specify this natural Vermont slate for interior slate flooring, exterior paving stone, stair treads, fireplace surrounds, slate wall cladding including slate wall shingles, countertops and roofing. Unfading Red Slate is available in natural cleft, honed and cascade finishes.

Finishes

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    Natural Cleft Finish

    A textured, natural finish, both visually and to the touch. Achieved by splitting the stone along its cleave with a hammer and chisel.

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    Honed Finish

    An extremely smooth, eggshell finish. Achieved with the use of the fine diamonds.

Specifications

Stone Type

Slate

Color

Rich red with intermittent gray and/or green markings. Other natural markings occur.

Weathering Characteristics

“Unfading”, meaning it will hold its basic color even after many years of exterior use.

Suitability

interior, exterior

Properties

ASTM Grade A, relatively even cleft, exceptionally strong and hard, durable, dense, low absorption rate, resistant to freeze-thaw cycles. Slip-, stain-, and heat- resistant. No detrimental effects on the environment.

Maintenance

Depending on the application, an impregnating sealer may be required. Contact us for information regarding the use of sealers, impregnators, oiling, cleaning, etc.

Samples

Upon request

ASTM Results

Upon request

Applications
  • Interior Flooring
  • Exterior Paving
  • Stair Treads
  • Wall Cladding
  • Counter Tops
  • Window Stools
  • Fireplace Surrounds
  • Coping and Chimney Caps
  • Landscaping
  • Gravestones and Monuments
  • Furniture and Signs
  • Slate Roofing