Slate is formed when sedimentary rocks are exposed 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, sun rooms, and fireplace surrounds. Slate is more suitable for medium to light commercial uses and residential applications. Certain slate can be used for exterior applications in freezing and non-freezing areas. Disclaimer: NATURAL STONE IS CREATED BY MOTHER NATURE SO EACH SLAB IS UNIQUE. Mees Distributors is not responsible for the slab not matching what you see on the internet related to what the color is “supposed” to look like. We require for you to physically see the material before it is cut.