SKIN flexible slate veneer – the ideal natural stone for exterior and interior decorating

23.03.2017
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SKIN flexible slate veneer – the ideal natural stone for exterior and interior decorating

A revolutionary product that can turn your house into a dream home

Flexible slate veneer is a new type of stone which comes in different colors and patterns and can significantly improve the way your house looks. The product is obtained through a complex process that does not use harmful substances for humans or for the environment. This German technology uses high pressure and temperature on volcanic ash and clay to make them break into thin sheets. The structure is composed of multiple layers so a sheet of slate can be as thin as 1,5 – 2 mm. Although it is a natural stone, its main quality is flexibility. You can even bend it by hand, that’s how thin and light it is.

How is the flexible slate installed?

The installation process is fairly simple. Even if you are not a specialist, you can still manage to mount a sheet of slate on your living room wall, for instance. All you need is a good adhesive to fix the sheet on the surface. For more complex projects, though, you should get the help of a trained specialist. Because of its surprising flexibility, you can even use SKIN on curved surfaces. 

Natural stone for all kinds of tastes

SKIN flexible slate veneer is suited for all types of preferences. Its versatility makes it a great choice for any type of project, whether it is elegant, traditional, minimalist or even exotic. Whatever preference you have, keep in mind that flexible slate can be paired with almost any other type of natural stone. It can go well with rustic stone in reddish tones, which also pairs wonderfully with wood. If you’re going for a more modern look and feel, use a combination of slate and glass for the outdoor paving. Similarly, for a futuristic project, try coating both the floor and one of the walls of your living room with flexible slate veneer. For a bathroom project, for instance, this type of slate can create an exotic décor.

What are the advantages of this type of stone?

Firstly, it is flexible and can be installed in hard-to-reach places. It can be cut to fit in about every nook and cranny. You can also coat a table or chairs with this type of slate, by simply cutting the sheet to size and gluing it on the surfaces.

Another important feature is the unique pattern of each individual sheet of slate. If you choose to use this material in your house you can be sure nobody else has the same exact pattern as your own. Aside from these important features, its waterproofness is a crucial advantage. It’s hard to find a material that meets all of these qualities.

Moreover, SKIN comes in many different colors that are suited for a lot of decorative styles and elements. The lighter shades will give the impression of space, making small rooms appear larger. Shades of cream, gold or sand can create a soothing, relaxing space that reminds you of the summer. Of course, the other elements that make up the décor are important as well. If you like colder nuances choose slate in shades of blue, grey or ash.

For extra pop, choose translucent flexible slate. Light can create an outstanding effect with this type of stone as with any other type of material. No matter the type of stone you choose, lighting it always very important. It can completely change the way a room looks. 

The beauty of green plants can also be highlighted with the help of natural stone. You can cover flowerpots with natural slate veneer and use them to decorate your home, both outside on the walls and terrace or inside, in the living room or bathroom.  

With a bit of imagination and inspiration, you can turn your ideas into reality. If you have something in mind, start researching it on the internet and get all the necessary information. For more complex projects, hire a specialist that can both guide you in making the right decision and help you do it.

For any other information, call +40318.222.333, email us at export@piatraonline.com or, better yet, visit our showroom in 137A Teisani Street, District 1, Bucharest, Romania.




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