Slate stone falls in the category of metamorphic rocks that underwent a transition from the igneous and sedimentary rocks. Its structure is homogeneous, fine-grained and foliated. It is generally characterized by the presence of varying textures over the rock surface and has numerous available natural shades. As the minerals are elongated and flat at the plane of cleavages, this natural stone can be split into thin layers or flakes which are subsequently used for a plethora of stone applications such as veneers, ledge panels and mosaics.
This stone is normally available in grey color in masses, however, black, brown, cyan, purple, brown and green are a few other colors that shimmer the slate. Almost 90% of the European housing has slate roofing due to excellent thermal and chemical stability.