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No special tools are required for processing Slate-Lite!
You can cut Slate-Lite by using standard tools for wood or stone.
UltraThin eco+ can even be cut with scissors or a cutter.
In order to glue Slate-Lite optimally the substrate must only be smooth, dust-free, clean and not moist.
Crumbling substrates such as old, crumbling plaster or wallpaper that is already slightly loose must be primed in advance to ensure the permanent connection of glue to the wall.
No special preparation is necessary for "stable" substrates.
Too strong unevenness on the application surface must either be worked with a primer or sanded smooth.
We offer different protective products for different places of application in our range. These ensure the simplest possible cleaning and long durability of the real stone surface.
Slate-Lite Special Impregnation: low-stress walls, ceilings
Slate-Lite Special Protection: shower & bath, Walls with medium stress, outdoor
Slate-Lite 2K Protection Wall: walls with high stress such as backsplashes, kitchen, furniture etc.
Slate-Lite 2K Protection Floor: soil surfaces in dry areas
We ship Slate-Lite worldwide!
The only exceptions are certain danger areas such as Iraq, Iran etc.
If you want to ship to a crisis area, please contact our sales department beforehand.
Slate-Lite can be cleaned with all commercially available, non-corrosive household cleaners.
In most cases, even clear water and a lint-free cloth are enough.
Outdoor cleaning is also possible by high-pressure cleaner, please note only the recommended distance of the device manufacturer during use.
Our thin stone veneers usually have the followingthicknesses:
Slate-Lite: approx. 1.5 - 2.5 mm
UltraThin eco+: approx. 0.5 - 0.9 mm
Translucent: approx. 1.5 - 2.5 mm
Please note that due to the natural stone surface, slight fluctuations in thickness are possible.
The headquarters of Slate-Lite is in Germany, this is where the product was developed and this is where all business transactions take place - our main warehouse is also in Germany.
Our thin stone veneers are produced in India and Africa.
Of course, we make sure that there are good working conditions there too and that safety regulations are observed.
The health of our employees is particularly important to us: All employees in our factories must wear appropriate protective clothing - depending on the work process, these may be face masks, ear protection, goggles, gloves and safety shoes. When processing natural stone, there is usually a high level of fine dust exposure. Thanks to the innovative production method of Slate-Lite, this load can be massively reduced: Since the massive slate blocks are not chiseled or split in the production of Slate-Lite, but rather peeled off in layers, there is no fine dust pollution for our employees during this work step. The process steps of sawing and grinding the slate blocks are carried out in our factories in conjunction with water and any dust that occurs is thus directly bound. The risk of health hazards from silicosis, also known as stone dust lung, is therefore not present in the Slate-Lite production process!
No, Slate-Lite meets the highest quality requirements, also in terms of health.
The best example: Our recently conducted VOC emission test was passed with flying colors (result class A +).
High VOC values are harmful to health: odor nuisance, irritation and symptoms in humans that cannot be directly attributed to a disease are possible consequences for personal health.
We tested the "Falling Leaves" colored slate decor as an example - due to the extremely low emissions measured, the test institute was even able to terminate the test chamber test prematurely!
Incidentally, we not only had Slate-Lite tested in the test institute, but also a cheaper competitor product - the results are also clear: The inexpensive competing product does not meet the emissions requirements for the health assessment of building products and is therefore classified as hazardous to health and not suitable for indoor use! The permissible limit values were sometimes even exceeded by 20 times!
Our standard sizes are:
122 x 61 cm (approx. 0.74 m2),
240 x 120 cm (approx. 2.88 m2) and
260 x 120 cm (approx. 3.12 m2).
Special formats or individual cuts on request are possible.
You can order your desired dimensions directly in the online shop in the "Special dimensions" area.
Our standard material has the fire class Cfls1 (floors).
A special fire-retardant material with the fire class Cs3d0 is also available on request.