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Black Slate Paving
Black Slate Paving Slabs are a chic and sophisticated way to deck out your garden or patio. They are a jet-black colour which is sure to add a lot of depth and elegance to your home.
As you know, the Black Slate Paving contains shades of jet black, charcoal and deep grey - which exudes a luxurious and elegant vibe.
We calibrate all our natural paving slabs to 22mm thickness. In doing so, we are assuring that our natural stones are long-lasting and consistent.
Because these paving slabs are derived naturally, they do come in a variety of tones and shades, and will naturally change in colour over time.
Benefits of Slate Paving
- Low maintenance
- Range of classic colours
- Creates a natural, yet modern garden finish
- Calibrated for size consistency
- Hard-wearing and highly porous
- R11 non-skid value
Black Slate Paving For Your Garden
With a range of deep shades of black, this paving is perfect for those who want a more modern and monochrome look to their home. This paving is a popular choice for more modern builds, office entrances and party venues!
If you wanted to, you can even use this paving to decorate the interior of your home as it will add a lot of depth and texture to your home.
If you are looking for a Porcelain alternative for this paving then you may want to think about purchasing 'Natural' Black Slate Porcelain Paving. The 'Natural' range has been carefully designed to imitate the look and feel of traditional natural paving slabs, therefore you will get the authentic look of natural slate slabs without compromising on modern porcelain attributes.
What is the Difference Between Slate Paving and Sandstone Paving?
Slate and Sandstone do share a few similar qualities, the most known being that they are both naturally formed in stone quarries. This means that they both come in unique colours, their surface is riven and they are both equally durable.
Nonetheless, it is important to remember that although Slate Paving is a natural stone, it is a different type of natural stone when compared to Sandstone and Limestone. Sandstone and Limestone are sedimentary stones which means they are formed in grains, making them more brittle than Slate. On the other hand, Slate Stones are metamorphic stones, meaning that they have been formed in layers and in doing so they are strong and less porous.
Slate is much better at retaining their colour when compared to limestone, especially if the paving is a darker colour. Slate is extremely long-lasting and ideal for both indoor and outdoor use with heavy footfall, so you can rest assured that Slate will not wear as easily as other natural stones.
It is imperative that slate paving slabs are laid and sealed by professionals. And please know that because slate is formed in layers, the slabs may start to chip in extreme weather.
Available Paving Slabs Sizes to Buy
900 x 600 Paving
900mm x 600mm
This rectangular paving can be laid in a brick layout or a grid formation.
Can be purchased as single slabs
Can be purchased in 5.4 square metre packs which contain 10 slabs
Mixed Size Paving
Patio Packs: a mixture of sizes: 900 x 600, 600 x 600, 600 x 290, 290 x 290
Patio packs require installation that follows a specific laying guide that will be included with the paving crate
Can be purchased in 5 square metre packs
Can be purchased as full crate patio packs: 18.9m2 of mixed sizes
What is 'Slate' Paving?
The Black Slate Paving and other Slate Paving that we supply are a part of our Premium Sandstone Collection. This is due to the fact that the Slate Paving that we supply are manufactured to an extremely high standard - they are even machine cut to ensure that the edges are smooth and crisp and that the edges are clean.
Slate paving slabs will have a heavily textured surface on top of the paving, which makes the colour even more vibrant, especially when wet. This particular type of paving goes through a splitting process to cut the slabs from stone, this strongly contributes to the riven structure of the paving.
Looking After Your Paving
Keep in mind that Slate paving is a large investment, and due to that reason you want to ensure that it is as vibrant and long-lasting as possible, and to make sure that is the case, we suggest you seal your paving with Azpects Easy Seal Slate & Limestone.
The Easy Seal will give your paving the best and ultimate protection against the effects of the weather, any fading or discolouration. It also protects your paving from stains.
To keep your paving in tip-top shape we suggest you jet wash it twice a year to wash away any accumulated dirt.
Visualise Slate Paving in Your Garden
If you want to visualise our Paving slabs in your garden, use our free, online Garden Visualiser tool!
Spread the Cost of Your Paving
Do you want a new Slate patio in your garden but are worried about the large investment? Why not check out our Finance Options?
We are partnered with Ideal4Finance, offering our customers interest-free finance (subject to status) as well as many different repayment time frames varying from 12 months to 10 years!
Buy With Confidence
- Our paving can be purchased in quantities of 5 square metres
- You can purchase a full patio pack containing 18.9 square metres of mixed sizes
- Please enter the amount of 5 sqm you need (for example 20sqm would be 4 x 5sqm)
- All of our paving comes in crates which can be easily placed into a van or into a garden using a hiab lorry
- You can choose a free collection from one of our Depots or a fuss-free, home delivery
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our reliable service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-run business that has been well-established since 1998
- Our efficient customer advisors can help you with your purchase
- We pride ourselves on offering a range of affordable garden supplies
Sample slabs are available in-store, please ask a customer advisor.
'Natural' Black Slate Porcelain Paving