Product Spotlight: Brazilian Black Slate Paving

Brazilian Slate Paving adds a sense of luxury to any patio with deep, bold tones and a lightly riven surface texture that will suit any modern design.

Like most natural stone, Brazilian Slate Paving is a very durable option for any patios or pathway. The high-quality slate tiles will last for decades and the durability of the stone makes it an excellent choice for any garden.

As an incredibly stain-resistant stone, black slate paving is suited to any family garden where you are likely to be entertaining guests, as well as being suitable for children and pets too!

Both the durability and stain-resistant nature of Brazilian Slate makes it one of the best choices for those who want a no-fuss and low maintenance patio.

Our Brazilian Slate Paving is available in a range of sizes to suit any project.


Choose from large format 600×900 pavers to smaller 600×300 slabs or a mixed size Patio Kit, which is perfect for random laying to create a unique finish.

The dark tones will create an eye-catching finish to any exterior space and also look great when wet with the deep tones becoming more accentuated.

The black and charcoal colours throughout will offer a high-end appeal to any modern design and, unlike some styles of slate which are split for a rustic and heavily riven finish, Brazilian Black Slate Paving has a gently riven surface for a much smoother feel to the stone.

The term ‘riven’ refers to the surface texture of the slabs which is created naturally when the stone is split along its layers and provides a truly authentic finish. This process leaves beautiful natural variations throughout the surface of each slab, meaning that no paver is exactly the same, one of the main appeals of Riven Paving.

Brazilian Slate is formed in layers that are compacted much more tightly together than other types of slate, meaning that the stone can be cut to size in a much cleaner fashion which avoids any harsh and deep variations in the surface of the stone. This surface gives the paving its natural charm and provides a premium appeal to the slate for a high-end, luxury finish!

Brazilian Black Slate Paving

The low water absorption and resistance to frost means that the paving is very practical to maintain.

The slabs will only require a little maintenance to protect it against harsh weather and ensure that it stays looking its best all year round and it is generally advised to seal Brazilian Slate to help prevent any further growth of any moss or algae.

When it comes to sealing, there is a wide range of products on the market that will provide various results. Some sealants will simply seal and protect, whereas others can be used to enhance the colour of your slabs.

Sealing your Brazilian Slate patio will also help to protect against other general wear such as fading which can sometimes occur over long periods and as for when to apply a sealer, there are no specific guidelines, but most landscapers will have their own tried and tested methods.

We always advise speaking to a local tradesperson who will be able to assess the many variables within your environment and offer specific advice for your project and we also have some great advice on sealing your paving HERE.

See some examples of how our customers have used Brazilian Slate in their projects…

If you have any questions about our range of Brazilian Slate Paving, just get in touch!

You’ll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions here and if there is anything else we can help with, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01206 700 599 or


5 thoughts on “Product Spotlight: Brazilian Black Slate Paving

  • Recently bought some Brazilian black slate from this company there were some small beeakages in transit which I would expect. I emailed proof of this and they managed to get the replacements out to me in two days!! All in all very happy with the quality and will be recommending to friends and family

  • Really happy with the product – Black Brazilian Slate Patio Kit, which looks fab now that it has been laid. The patio layers said it is really good to work with. Arrived when promised, offloaded without fuss and with no damaged slabs out of two pallets, apart from one chipped corner.

    I needed to contact Nustone about sealing the slate and received a first class service from Jack on the online customer service facility.

  • Easy to use site, I had to call and very pleasant staff, quick delivery considering the situation the country is in. Had no breakages, quality product highly recommended. Project looking great.

  • Very happy with purchase
    Purchased Brazilian slate tiles for patio. The tiles are of good quality and cut well. Look really beautiful both dry and wet. Delivery went well and arrived quite promptly. All in all very happy.

  • The 4no Packs of Brazilian slate took longer than desired to arrive but Nustone were honest and accurate regarding delivery dates upon placement of order, they actually improved on the date initially advised (extremely unique during the Pandemic as we had already been let down elsewhere). A few breakages upon delivery but only to be expected and well within the tolerances advised. Nustone were quick to answer any quality, technical and logistical queries that we raised and we have to say that the quality of slabs surpassed our expectations. The Finished patios look stunning and we can honestly say that we will not look beyond Nustone for our next project. To top it all off, They run a monthly competition where photos of your finished project could win you back the cost of a pallets worth of paving, and we have just found out that we have won. First Class – Thank you Nustone. We could not be happier.
    Paul & Jackie Thomas


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