Brazilian Slate

The Brazilian slate industry has become a major player in the global slate market in recent decades, now ranking as the second-largest producer of slate in the world.

The slate is made from a sedimentary stone known as mudstone, which has been compressed over millions of years but has not undergone the full metamorphic process that true slate has undergone. This gives it some distinct characteristics; for instance, it is generally flatter and can be split cleanly along its bed. While Brazilian slate is very hard, it can be challenging to handwork; we suggest using a diamond circular saw to achieve the best results in most situations.

The Minas Gerais region, located around 450km north of Rio de Janeiro, accounts for 95% of Brazil's slate production, thanks to its abundance of varied geology.

Brazilian Slate at UK Slate

UK Slate offers a variety of slate options for roofing and flooring, including Elterdale Grey Green (pictured) and Ravendale Graphite. Both Elterdale and Ravendale flooring are available in different finishes like Riven, Antiqued, Honed, Tumbled, and Paving. The Ravendale range is a beautiful Dark Grey Slate and is also available as a cill. Originally produced for use as window cills, they can also be used as blanks for worktops, hearths, copings, and steps.

Where Can I Install Brazilian Slate?

Roofing is an ideal application of our durable and aesthetically pleasing Brazilian slate tiles because they're perfect for ensuring the longevity of your roofing structure. When it comes to roofing, don't hesitate to explore the benefits of Brazilian roofing slate and roof slate, and rest assured that their tiles are of the highest quality.

Also, for outdoor projects, Brazilian slate paving and floor tiles are a great option. We recommend you explore our cladding options for unique architectural accents. And, if you need a specific size, UK Slate can produce it to your exact specifications; however,  you’ll appreciate this will incur a higher price. Please feel free to check out our bespoke slateware page for more details or contact us if you have any questions about our Brazilian slate, and a member of our team will be more than happy to assist.

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