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20/10/2021
Few people know that Marianka (Slovak Republic) was an important place for slate mining. Its fame lasted for almost 100 years during the 19th and 20th centuries. A group of enthusiasts founded the civic association Spolok Permon Marianka in 2006. We speak to Josef Kráľ, a founding member of the association. CUPA PIZARRAS – When […]
20/10/2021
Our natural slate rainscreen cladding systems – CUPACLAD 101 and CUPACLAD 201 – are now included in the Green Book Live database elaborated by BRE Global. To be part of this exclusive list,  BRE Global must approve the environmental product declaration which analyses the product’s life cycle. CUPACLAD has reached the goal thanks to a […]
23/09/2021
When choosing natural slate you are opting for the best roofing material: long service life, quality, ecology and beauty. But are all the slates the same? Where can you find the best ones? What is Spanish slate? Spanish slate is a foliated, metamorphic rock created from fine-grained sediments over the course of millions of years. […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
16/09/2021
For a while now that I hear more and more people asking about the asbestos content of roofing slate. There are two ways to give an answer to this concern, the short one and the long one. First, the short one: Roofing slates do not have asbestos, it is mineralogically, chemically and geologically impossible. In […]

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03/09/2021
The latest addition to our wide range of natural slates is now on the market for you to buy. UK customers can now purchase the new CUPA 50, a deep grey slate coming from Northern Spain with all the benefits that buying the world leader in slate offers. The  launch is part of a broader […]
18/08/2021
Where will your long awaited holiday be? If your time to disconnect has finally arrived, we have prepared eight perfect options for a weekend getaway. This selection brings together modern and traditional architecture, big cities and remote countryside, but above all, the projects share something that makes them unique: our finest natural slate. Chelsea Hotel […]
13/07/2021
You can find natural slates in nearly every shape and size you can think of. From our 19 quarries and 22 transformation plants, our quality control team classify our natural slate into three different selections. The R Excellence selection is the result of an extraordinarily rigorous classification process that only passes slates of great flatness […]
05/07/2021
Over the last few months we have seen a lot of wonderful and amazing projects featuring our natural slate. Now we want to share them with our community and our followers will decide which ones can be named the best of the year. And this distinction has a double prize: the champions will be invited […]
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