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Walls & Fireplaces
Since slate is a natural product, each stone has its own character, with different nuances of colour and surface texture. If you are thinking of resurfacing a wall or a fireplace, slate offers a multitude of possibilities: natural shapes, modular tiles, strips of different lengths, or stacked stone. Slate from India, China or Brazil contains pyrite, which oxidizes in contact with water, causing constant separation of layers. Slate from those countries is very porous and requires regular applications of sealant. Canadian slate does not pose these problems. It offers matchless durability.
- Glue directly on gypsum boards with highly polymeric cement.
- Use metallic mesh for exterior installation.
- As Canadian slate is non-porous, the application of a sealer is not mandatory.
- Halogen lighting will bring out the stone's relief features.