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Riverstone is SSQ’s sensational architectural stone product – not slate, but phyllite, made harder, denser and stronger by millions more years spent underground.
Riverstone might make for an outstanding roofing material – but that’s far from the only context it excels. Due to its satin phyllitic sheen appearance, coarse grain and naturally riven surface that makes it more slip-resistant than natural slate, Phyllite is extremely versatile, making it a perfect product for flooring, cladding, stairs, skirting, patios, worktops and even swimming pools.Download the Phyllite brochure
We can supply it in one of three unique finishes, letting you tailor it to the exact look and feel of the property you’re working on.
Natural split: expertly split by hand with a traditional riven surface. The rough surface caused by splitting the rock along its natural line of cleavage is ideal for areas that require a high level of slip resistance.
Brushed Antique: a smooth, matt finish, retaining the properties of the natural riven finish. Brushing softens the texture on the hand split riven surface.
Honed: a glossy finish that enhances the veining and general appearance of the stone. Honing the rock’s surface removes the riven finish to give a smooth, flat surface. It also darkens the surface of the stone to a gunmetal grey colour and enhances the veining, making it ideal for use as floor or wall tiles, a dramatic panel feature or a beautiful work surface.
Riverstone is a stunning product used by prestigious venues all around the world – like the Topography of Terror Museum in Berlin, The Four Seasons hotel in New York, the Hilton in Helsinki, the Grand Lisboa Casino in Macau, and hundreds of luxury homes around the world.discuss your project
When you work with SSQ, you get so much more than world-class slate and architectural stone.
Over the last forty years, we’ve built up a huge amount of expertise covering natural slate, roofing, geology, specifications and so much more – and you can benefit from that, along with case studies, CAD drawings, technical PDFS and a wealth of other support, on our Professional Resources centre.
Booking a CPD
At SSQ, we love sharing our decades of natural slate expertise with architects, and our CPDs are always extremely popular.
On our RIBA-approved Why Specify Slate CPD, you’ll learn about:
… and a whole lot more.
If you’re interested in booking a place on our next CPD, simply fill in this form.
Millions of SSQ slates have been installed by customers all over the world – and with a team of dedicated quality controllers based at our Spanish and Argentinian sites, our company’s uncompromising commitment to supplying only the best ensures our Del Carmen slate meets the most exacting international standards.
Outstanding natural slate and stone, forty years of expertise, and a series unbeatable guarantees make SSQ one of the best suppliers on Earth.Enquire Today