Slate cobblestones create a charming, old-world look in a modern landscape. Our Athenastone® cobblestones are square, rough-hewn pieces with a split, unfinished surface on all six sides, accentuating the layered structure of the rock, the grey shades blend seamlessly with the natural environment. The rustic look of natural cobblestones adds texture and depth to the landscape. Their strength and durability make them suitable for driveways and high traffic areas . The small size and textured surface provide traction to slopes and wet surfaces.
Athenastone® slate comes from established quarries in Europe. Expert masons cut slabs parallel to the natural layers of the stone to accentuate its attractive features and colours. Using special tools, the slabs are formed into smooth, flat sheets. The stone is sorted and graded, allowing us to bring high-grade, natural slate products to our customers in a variety of styles, including Filetti, which are long, narrow pieces that work well as paving and cladding. Hand-split cobblestones, hand-cut stepping stones and crazy & irregular pavers that can create looks ranging from classic to rustic. Of course, we can also make to order according to design requirements.
Slate is a foliated rock. During the process of metamorphism, the minerals become arranged in parallel sheets or plates, giving it a striated or banded appearance. Its fine-grained texture makes it highly suitable for outdoor use. It is resistant to heat and freezing and has a high slip slip-resistant rating.
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