Slate and Paint ColorsStone Colors:
An exceptionally clear deep black slate of guaranteed quality from our exclusive Quebec supplier. Unique to this black is the subtle banding and varying degrees of luster within the banding. For this reason, its neutral color, and traditional elegance, it is our most popular slate.
A premium grade Vermont slate. Each piece has varying shades from olive green to light gray. It is not uncommon that small inclusions of hard minerals such as pyrite "Fool's Gold" can be found on the surface or as a small lump in the background after carving.
This virtually clear slate ranges in color from deep purple to brown and all shades in between. This extremely hard slate is unique to Canada's east coast and should never be confused with the American and Welsh purple that is rarely clear. It is becoming scarce as the only quarry that produced it went out of business in 1998!
Exhibits a rich battleship color that can darken over time but will never be mistaken for black or mottled black.
From the same Newfoundland quarry that ceased operation in 1998, comes a slate that ranges from a beautiful purple to deep green. Each piece is hand selected for its pleasing transition of color and intensity. Supplies are extremely limited and pieces for our larger signs are now impossible to obtain.
So rare we refer to it as "rare red". In the 1880's a person could determine how rich a particular church congregation was by how much red slate they could afford to display on their roof. The world's only known supply for the past 200 yrs. comes from one small quarry in southern New York State. This slate has a beautiful terra-cotta color and is extremely hard.
Mottled Black Slate
Features shades of gray and black in a stripe-like pattern. Each piece offers an eye pleasing variety of texture similar to an expensive coarse-grained wood.
Our Specialty Slate Signs
- House Signs
- Cottage Signs
- Commemorative / Memorial
- Religious Signs
- Garden Signs / Plaques
- "Something Different"