Slate sheets have a wide range of uses: from roof and facade coverings to floor coverings. Find out everything you need to know about this building material here.
Slate is one of the oldest materials used to clad facades and thus to make them weatherproof. Today the natural stone is extracted mechanically, but otherwise in exactly the same way as in earlier times. As a real natural material, slate is now usually slightly more expensive than industrially manufactured building materials.
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For the covering of the roof and facade there are slates of different sizes and shapes that can be laid in different ways, but 20 x 20 cm is very common. But floor and wall tiles made of slate are also possible, particularly large slabs of slate are used for laying floors.
|Slate panel honeycomb 20/20 perforated||construction.de||1.67 EUR / pc|
|Slate 20 × 20 rectangle||goidinger.at||1.67 EUR|
|Slate rectangle, unperforated, 30/20, unperforated||construction.de||2.86 EUR / pc.|
|Slate slab Unigenial 20/20||franking materials.de||0.60 EUR|
What to look for when buying? / Recommendations
Before you buy slate, you should be clear about the type of cover - there are also different types of cover for wall coverings and depending on the type of cover, the consumption of slate can be very different.
Further information on the topic:
- Wikipedia article on slate: LINK
- Information on the different types of coverage on Wikipedia: LINK