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FAQ's - Slate Paving Slabs
Is Slate A Good Choice For Paving?
Absolutely. Slate is a bold and beautiful choice that transforms your garden into something unique and breathtaking.
Your space will be unlike almost anyone else's.
Add to this, the fact that slate is robust, strong and consistent, you're on to a real winner.
Is Slate Paving Slippery When Wet?
No. The natural properties of slate make sure that the rain does not affect your grip underfoot.
However, as it is a stone that is formed in whole layers or sheets, when the frost comes it's important to know slipperiness can be a problem. It's advisable to salt your slate paving, or just take extra precautions when frost is predicted.
Does Slate Paving Get Hot In Summer?
It can, yes. Due to it's geological makeup, it can absorb heat. However, it will never get hot enough to burn anything! Your pets and kids will notice a bit of warmth underfoot but nothing dangerous.
Just wear shoes outdoors as normal and you won't notice any difference at all.
How Thick Should Slate Paving Be?
All paving should aim to be 20mm thick or more in order to stand up to the British seasons. But this is especially important with slate.
Slate is a paving formed in layers which means that the thicker the slab, the more layers of paving, therefore the stronger the slab. If your paving doesn't have enough layers, it's likely you will see it fail in a few years.