Brazilian Rio Graphite

  • The LBS Rio Graphite slate comes from a slate quarry deep in the heart of the Minas Gerais region of Brazil
  • The Rio Graphite slate has a flat, clean surface and subtle natural tone variations that make it a beautiful option for a slate covering
  • The Rio slate is an extremely hard slate, and we recommend cutting with a disc machine and using slate hooks as well as or instead of traditional nail fixing
  • The LBS Rio Graphite slate is available in both 50x25cm, 50x30cm and 60x30cm and comes in a standard thickness of 5-7mm
  • Rio Graphite slate has a low calcium content
  • It is a cost-effective natural roofing slate
  • The LBS Rio Graphite is fully certified and achieves the highest possible rankings in the BS EN 12326-1:2014 (W1, S1, T1)

Product Detail

Slate Colour and Finish Graphite/Black , Very Smooth
Available in Sizes 50x25, 50x30, 60x30
Available in Grades One Grade
Nominal Thickness 5-7mm
Minimum Pitch 22.5 deg for standard 100mm h/lap (for pitches below 22.5 deg please consult LBS Technical Dept)
Maximum Headlap All LBS slates are holed for 100mm head-lap
Alternative Headlaps For availability and advice please contact LBS
Gauge 200mm for slate pre-holed for 100mm head-lap
Batten Size Please refer to BS 5534 or SR 82:2017
Hook Fix Only Stainless Steel Hooks
Slate Dimensions 500x250mm 600x300mm -
Weight per sqm Laid (kg) 5-6mm 38 35.91 -
Slates per sqm at 100mm h/lap 20 13.3 -