Slate is formed when sedimentary rocks are exposted to great pressure from the earth above which caused the characteristics cleaves. Slate is popular due to it’s earthy look and this makes for beautiful installations for both interior and exterior projects. It can be used for flooring, walls, countertops, vanities, bar tops, walkways, patios, sunrooms, and fireplace surrounds. Slate is more suitable for medium to light commerical uses and residential applications. Certain slate can be used for exterior applications in freezing and non-freezing areas.