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Black Cleft Slate Facing


Black Cleft Slate Facing

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Facing Measuring Guide

Standard Dimensions
 (Cleft/sheared slate has 1/2" nominal thickness*)

Size 1 (Large) Facing Systems (with 72" Hearths for most 42 to 44" Wide Fireplaces)
Hearth 20 x 72
Legs 8 x 36
Header 12 x 60

Size 2 (Small) Facing Systems (with 66" Hearths for most 36 to 43" wide fireplaces)
Hearth 20 x 66
Legs 6 x 36
Header 8 x 58

Optional Riser = 6 x 42

Choose one of our full size natural stone Black Cleft Slate Facing sets (with a nominal thickness is 1/2") for a professional designer look for your fireplace; an affordable alternative to inexpensive tile surrounds that are pieced together. Slate is a timeless option and in the charcoal color we sell (typically, imported from Italy) it goes with any decorating theme. Characteristic of black slate, ours has a medium charcoal grey coloring that will darken if you seal it. Some owners rub linseed oil into it once or twice a year for a darker finish. This is a natural, cleft product.  It is not honed or polished.  Slate is a metamorphic quartz-based rock.

*All of our slate is a cleft product ... meaning the pieces are "sheared" (not cut like marbles and granites).  Also, unlike marble and granite, slate is not polished since the beauty of slate is in its natural variation in textures and thicknesses, adding character. Cleft slate has a slight texture that can be seen and felt with your fingertips.  The edges are finished, but the primary surface is an unpolished, slightly textured surface.  Most of our slate is imported from Italy!

For modest fees we will custom cut the the components of our facing kits and we can quote larger sizes, as well. Phone or use the contact us form (above) to provide us the sizes of each component piece that you need and we'll see if we can accommodate you.  The lead time on oversized sets may extend to 3 weeks, on occasion.

Tips on How To Clean Slate!

Remember that slate is a stone with a porous surface so liquids are easily absorbed. Water will normally make the stone appear darker, but after 15 to 20 minutes of drying time, the original color should come back, but wipe any excess to prevent rings or calcium staining. Mild soap and water (a few drops, only, of a clear-colored dish washing liquid) will clean most dirt and/or dust. Use a very diluted ammonia and water solution (1 : 20) on tough stains with a soft cloth or sponge. Do not use citrus-base products, vinegar or anything abrasive. You can apply a slate or stone penetrating sealant (ask at your local hardware, home center, or stone fabrication shop.)

Feel free to call us at (866) 983-3267 M-F.  Note: Please call (866) 983-3267 or use our CONTACT US form if you need any components with dimensions larger than specified above.


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