Natural Slate is a fine grained metamorphic rock that is extremely dense with very low porosity, making it ideal for gardens and patios. Due to the durability of natural slates, that have a huge range of uses ranging from patios, roofing, hearths, and internal flooring. Venus Stone’s natural slate paving is machine cut, creating a paving slab with a crisp and contemporary edge, yet whilst still retaining the natural, riven surface. It can be laid internally and externally creating a natural transition from home to garden.
With natural Slate project packs, you know your patio is going to be one of a kind. That’s because every piece of slate is an individual, full of natural character with its own unique textures and shades. Venus Stone’s slate patio slabs are hand split on the surface and diamond sawn for a crisp edge, it’s the epitome of outstanding natural beauty and is sure to create a visual impact in any garden. Slate Paving looks lovely in warm positions where its rich colours can pick up the sunshine. An added advantage is that it’s very dense, with very low porosity, and therefore naturally stain-resistant. This makes slate one of our lowest-maintenance natural paving choices.
Our Chinese slate project packs are available in Black and Rustic, we also have an Indian slate range which is currently available in Black. Venus Stone’s mixed sizes packs contain 5 sizes, 900x600, 600x600, 900x300, 600x300 and 300x300 (mm).
Slate paving doesn’t require sealing, however simply adding 1 layer of our sealer, you can prolong the life and colour of your paving. You can find our range of sealants here.
Always lay slate paving on a full bed of mortar. Slate is a dense material and the paving does not readily take up water, therefore, a bond bridge primer will help the paving adhere to the bed.