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Spanish slate accounts for a high percentage of the slates used for roofing projects in the UK. As an alternative to traditional Welsh and Cornish slate, Spanish slate equals these slates in terms of both appearance and performance. If you’re an architect or roofing specialist and you want the best slates for your next project, Spanish slates from SSQ are an excellent choice.
At SSQ, we supply a range of high-quality Spanish slates. Most of our slates are mined in the prestigious slate-producing area of Northwest Spain. Spanish slate is world renowned for its superior quality and our Spanish slates are the premier choice when it comes to roofing materials.
|Deep blue-black colour, longitudinal grain, slightly rippled texture||Roofing, heritage properties, conservation areas||Del Carmen quarry, Cabrera Mountains, Northwest Spain|
|Rich blue-grey colour||Roofing – alternative to Welsh Ffestiniog slate||Cabrera Mountains, Northwest Spain|
|Deep blue-black colour, thick cut, naturally riven texture||Roofing, cladding, exposed areas, harsh climates, Scottish architecture||Cabrera Mountains, Northwest Spain|
|Black-blue colour, deep texture||Roofing||Cabrera Mountains, Northwest Spain|
|Blue-black colour, smooth texture||Roofing, projects requiring a lightweight slate||Orense, Northwest Spain|
Spanish slate is a foliated, metamorphic rock formed over millions of years and of tectonic origin. It is these geological processes that have made Spanish slate the superior material it is and given it its unique attributes when compared to slates from China or Brazil.
Northern Spain has some of the world’s richest slate reserves. The quarries of Orense and the Cabrera Mountains produce vast quantities of slate every year. Spanish slate is used across the world and chosen for its extremely high quality, durability, weather resistance, and attractive aesthetic. A recent survey found that around 90% of the slate used throughout the world today is of Spanish origin.
Spanish slate truly is the premium choice for slate roofs. Durable and versatile, it can be used on all types of roofing installations from the traditional to the contemporary and on both residential and commercial buildings.