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Slate is known from roofs or facades – especially in the regions where it is traditionally mined. The natural material is also suitable for decorative surfaces indoors. There it can be processed not only on floors and walls, but also on furniture or on everyday objects such as smartphones or tablets. This is possible, for example, with Veneo Slate the Slate pits Magog – This is a composite material consisting of a thin carrier layer and a 1.5 to 2 mm thick layer of natural slate.

Smartphone with slate back

The slate veneer can be drilled and cut with standard tools. The edges can also be sanded – important if you are covering several adjacent surfaces with it. Depending on the substrate, it is attached with PU or polymer adhesives. This could be a bit of a problem for do-it-yourselfers on large areas, where the possibilities for pressing large workpieces are limited. With a little inventiveness, however, a solution can be found in the home workshop.

On the other hand, we find the idea of ​​providing smaller everyday objects with a slate surface extremely interesting. A smartphone with a natural stone back, for example, looks very elegant. Due to its low thickness, the flexible thin slate can also be applied to rounded or curved surfaces, and this opens up numerous other possible uses.

Decorative variety

thin slate sheet

The slate veneer is available in a number of variants. In addition to the classic black slate, different types of colored slate and mica slate are available. In addition, several types of sandstone can be found in the manufacturer’s range. If you opt for natural stone surfaces, you should be able to find a visually suitable solution for many living environments.

The delivery format of the natural stone veneers measures 122 x 61 cm, which corresponds to around three quarters of a square metre. A purchase will therefore not be worthwhile if you are only planning a small decoration project. On the other hand, if you want to embellish pieces of furniture with it, then it is worth keeping the leftover scraps, because there is a high probability that they will be used again.

Prices depend heavily on the type of stone. They start at under 50 euros and go up to around 70 euros per sheet. In addition, there are the shipping costs. The manufacturer’s online shop offers an overview of the types available, where accessories such as adhesives and care products are also available. You can find more information about the product itself on the corresponding product page. [ha]

Photos: epr/Schiefergruben Magog

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