Slate Veneer Lite
Slate Veneer lite is made of of a real natural stone surface, with either a slate, marble, limestone or sandstone front on a fiberglass resin backing. This fiberglass resin backing makes the stone veneer thin, flexible and very light.
The Stone veneer production method makes it possible to extract multiple very thin slate slabs from some of the worlds most beautiful natural slate blocks.
Each flexible slate sheet extracted has the unique feel and appearance of natural slate or other stone used. The properties of real natural slate on the visible surface, combined with the unbelievable flexibility of the light weight backing, make it possible to design and execute the most amazing projects.
Regardless of the intended application, be it for building furniture, kitchens or wardrobes, as a wall or floor covering, interior or exterior, Slate Lite has almost no application limits.
Slate Veneer Lite comes in the following types:
Stone veneer with a thickness of 1.5 to 2 mm
Ultra thin|Stone with a thickness of around 1 mm with a fleece backing
Stone Veneer Translucent with a thickness of up to 2 mm with a transparent backing for making impressive backlit design features.
Suitable for · Wall Coverings · Fireplace surrounds · Bathrooms · Light fittings · Exterior Cladding · Furniture · Doors · Floor Coverings · Ceilings · Kitchens
Stone Veneer lite Technical information
100 % natural stone surface
Harder and stronger than slate tiles due to the reinforcing polyester resin backing
Thickness 1,5 – 2,0 mm
Weight approx. 1.5 kg per square meter
1220mm x 610 mm (48“x24“)
Special sizes on request
Size accuracy 1-2 mm (1/16“) in length and width
Fire-retardent material available: C d0s3
It is highly advisable to apply a sealer suitable for natural stone to protect your beautiful stone features from accidental staining. Slate veneer is also very suitable for use in shower and bathroom settings. In wet areas it needs a sealer that is designed for use in wet environments.
Cutting with hard-metal tipped circular saw, skill saw (diamond blade, stone saw)
Drilling and routing: Use tools for wood or stone
Flexibility can be increased by applying heat (using heat-gun around 400°C)
Extremely easy to transport
All slate types are available for many years to come
Easy to apply around corners and round objects
Possible to lay directly over ceramic tiles
Characteristics for slate are the vibrant colours and the flowery patterns.
For the application on floors this material requires a suitable sealer.
The shine on some of the slates originate from a high content of Mica. The Mica surface is harder and not as smooth as slate. Mica is especially suitable for flooring and in general very even in colour and surface.
• Since Stone Veneers are a natural stone product the samples you may have seen will differ from the actual Slate veneer supplied. Each sheet is carefully peeled from a bloc of stone and therefore each sheet has it’s unique appearance.