Natural slate tiles, a great material for roofing
Natural slate is a classic but at the same time contemporary material. For many centuries it has been used in many and different kinds of constructions and buildings.
The slate roof tiles tradition is higher in those areas where natural quarries were originally, such as Spain, England, Wales, France and Portugal. Actually, most slate in Europe comes from Spain, which is in fact, the world’s largest producer and exporter of natural slate. 90% of Europe’s natural slate used for roofing comes from Spanish quarries.
Thanks to its natural properties, slate can be easily exfoliated into different sizes and thicknesses layers. After being exfoliated, slate tiles retain their natural appearance while remaining flat and easy to place.
Natural slate roof tiles add value to any building while affording more lasting protection than any other materials. And the most well-known architects know it: they choose roofing slates for their durability, beauty and high quality performance.
Slate is one of the best roofing materials ever. Thanks to its extremely low water absorption index, (less than 0.4%) it is considered as perfect waterproof material. In fact, the preparation of the natural slate comprises exclusively mechanical processes; it requires no processing or chemical products.
Natural slate is used by architects and building professionals as a result of its beauty and durability. Slate is incredibly durable and can last several centuries with little or no maintenance.
Moreover, due to its versatility, slate tiles can be also used for interior and exterior flooring, stairs, walkways and wall cladding.
Main properties of slate roof tiles
- Easy installation: slate roof tiles installation kits and structures are traditional.
- Low maintenance.
- Suitable for any design, structure and architectural style.
- Immune to insects, fungus or microorganisms.
- Slate roof tiles are highly resistant and light- weight
- Durable to extreme weather conditions, non-corrosive, fireproof.
- Slate roof tiles colour is unalterable.