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Green Slate (Pedra Verde)

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Green Slate is a natural stone, fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash with a green background and consistent pattern throughout its surface including veins in darker greens which is characteristic of this popular and extremely hard wearing stone. Slate is extracted using hand saws with disk diamonds and frequently used provide an organic look to any architectural area without having to incur in high costs on a project, working well as match and mix element in combination with whites, beiges, browns, taupe and greens, by bringing the beauty of natural stone to interior or exterior surroundings including kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, utility rooms and terraces, balconies and patio floorings. Green Slate (originally called ‘Pedra Verde’ ) is quarried in the region of Papagaios in Brazil, from where it is exported to Europe and the rest of the world, destined to different applications such as flooring, external walls, worktops and cladding. This stone is available in slabs of 20mm and 30mm thicknesses. Other finishes include Aged, Bush hammered, Sandblasted and Tumbled. Tiles are available for floorings; a matt finish will provide a softer look on this hardwearing natural stone. Use of a neutral PH cleaner such as Lithofin Power Clean, for regular maintenance will protect the surfaces and ensure that no chemical damage takes places to both the stone the surface sealant that has been applied to the stone during its installation process.

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