Stone-Veneer® is a natural stone surface obtained from quarries around the world and is split from real slate. Different geographical locations result in the different colours.
The raw split surface of the slate and the interchanging colors of each stone layer are absolutely unique and a stimulation for the senses. Color and surface variations are quite normal and do not constitute a fault.
Natural slate has a content of minerals and metal oxidants which are not visible underneath the surface. Pressure can cause fractures. These fractures are also quite normal and do not constitute a fault.
Some quarries contain a high degree of quartz combined with the slate bedrock. We use the soft rock from various quarries and from these quarries we derive our Stone-Veneer® Quartzite
With different quarries having this quartz content with layers of silicate there are different color hues as seen in the Quartzite products, all with a natural glimmer and shine. Currently the available size of Quartzite is limited to a maximum size 24″ x 48″ +/- 0.2″ due to geological conditions in nature. It also requires a high degree of skill and additional “hands-on” labor to split. The natural structure of the Quartzite slate also gives it a rougher surface than slate.
All of these slate products are as natural as nature created millions of years ago. RICHTER does not create or add to any of the texture, coloration, pigmentations. This is why every piece is different in stratus, three dimensional accentuation and feel, graining and variances of color hues. Do not expect to “sequence” or match any two pieces for applications. Just as nature grows no two flowers alike there is no duplication of slate. Each piece has its own natural and individual beauty.
We actually split the slate into very thin layers while applying a glass fiber reinforced polyester resin (GRP) for a strong bond producing the backing for the Stone-Veneer® sheets. Due to the high degree of adhesion accomplished between the slate and the GRP, the product now becomes stable and somewhat flexible. With the application of different backers the range of applications for Stone- Veneer® increase.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock consisting of grains of sand which mainly contain quartz. It is mined from sand pits in Northern Germany. Once mined the sand is bonded vertically with thermoplastic binders onto large sheets. The color variances of the sand are from white quartz to dark brown. We do not “place” the colors, it just occurs naturally. Sandstone is approximately 90% pure quartz and a versatile product. It is applied to a fabric mesh-structure allowing for great flexibility.
Sandstone is approximately 90% pure quartz and a versatile product. It is applied to a fabric mesh structure allowing for great flexibility.
This natural product is the classic in our stone product portfolio. Produced with great efforts and only from selected and suitable sand pits. The relief-like progressions of the sediment layers make each sheet a very unique piece.
Thickness also varies for the Slate from 1mm to 2.5mm +/- because of the three dimensional surface texture.
There are enough colors, styles, backings to apply to about any idea. The market segment is expansive…