Micro-Thin Slate is a new stone veneer that can
be applied to many different indoor and outdoor surfaces. Micro-Thin Slate's light weight and flexibility allow it to
be used in many applications including vertical and horizontal surfaces not previously considered for stone due to weight
and flaking issues. Micro-Thin Slate is natural stone veneer laminated to a fiberglass substrate.
Since Micro-Thin Slate is a natural stone veneer, color and texture variances
are not defects within the material, but are inherent to it and part of the natural beauty of quarried materials. Micro-Thin
Slate cannot be guaranteed to match dye-lot to dye-lot, so it is recommended that orders take into account future maintenance
or refit possibilities.
Micro-Thin Slate is produced
with a fiberglass backing. As a result, in certain instances, a seam will be noticeable when Micro-Thin Slate is used in backlit
Micro-Thin Slate is perfect for wall
applications, furniture, millwork, lighting column cladding and numerous other interior and exterior applications. Micro-Thin
Slate is not recommended for flooring or countertop applications due to the thin soft nature of the stone veneer.
Micro-Thin Slate may be used in backlit or other translucency
applications. Disclaimer: Most applications of this nature will require a custom panel manufactured without fiber and a computer
color matched backer.
The stone surface of the Micro-Thin
Slate, like most stone elements, acts as a UV inhibitor and will resist high sun conditions for years. When adhered to a substrate,
Micro-Thin Slate will handle thermal contraction and or expansion of most standard construction materials. Micro-Thin Slate
will handle both high temperatures and freezing without cracking.
Micro-Thin Slate can be applied to MDF, foam board, melamine, concrete, brick, block, drywall, plywood, acrylic,
and other plastic sheeting.
The use of metal shears
is recommended for cutting Micro-Thin Slate. However, standard carbide or diamond saw blades would work just as well.
Micro-Thin Slate can be bent in the same manner as plastic laminate
products. The fiberglass strand used in the manufacture of Micro-Thin Slate gives it strength and flexibility. Micro-Thin
Slate can be bent inward, or arched outward, depending on the desired need. Micro-Thin Slate can be bent or flexed to a radius
of 18" along the 4' length. The 2' width will also have a slight flex to it, but it is not recommended for bending.
Due to the nature of the different thickness of the individual items, the degree of radius varies per item. We recommend testing
the flex of the considered item prior to final installation.