SLATE AND THE ARATA FAMILY
|We’d like to show you the various
uses of our splendid “black stone”, but firstly we prefer
to introduce you to the best guarantee: our name.
ARATA is, in the slate field, a synonym of quality, because
we unite the most modern techniques of working with over a hundred
years’ experience: in fact, slate was discovered again at
the end of 1800 thanks to us.
|| Slate has been used for centuries
for roof coverings, floorings, claddings and interior decoration
as a mere handicraft; then our family began to work it to an industrial
extent, by promoting it all over the world.
|The second generation - Ermenegildo
Arata with his workers
is the craftsman who, nowadays as in the past, splits slate blocks
in very thin and regular slabs or tiles, with just a hammer and
|Slate, thanks to its beautiful, unique
colour, that varies from dark-blue to a sort of black-grey,
and to its original “warm” and “soft”
surface particularly when natural cleft, is elegant, classical
and modern at the same time. Our stone is also 100% natural and
ecological, so we can say:
slate is really unique.
EDGE FINISHES, LAYING AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
|Our quarries and factories