House Signs made from Slate
Slate stone is an excellent choice when purchasing a house sign. This stone is a type of metamorphic rock that has been subjected to extreme heat and immense pressure over thousands of years.
Slate has been quarried all over the world from as early as the 16th century and has been used through construction, roofing, flooring and even blackboards in school. The UK has a long history of quarrying various stone types.
This type of stone can be found mostly grey, but it can vary with shades of different greys from light to dark throughout the UK where it is quarried from. The colour of Slate is determined with the number of minerals that sit within the rock. Welsh slate comes from quarries found in Wales.
Slate is still highly used nowadays for house signs, memorials, roofing and flooring as well as other products due to its durability and elegant look but affordable.
We often get asked which is better, Slate or Marble? or Slate Vs Sandstone? there’s no right or wrong answer to either of these questions but it may help you if you take a look at What is Slate Stone? and How can I polish slate and stone by hand.
House signs can be made using a wide range of materials and deciding which to use can be complicated. Below you can find a list of pros and cons that hopefully will make your decision easier.
- Weather resistant (persistent weathering on rocks)
- Unique appearance
- Locally sourced
- Can be difficult to install
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