In an era characterized by a hectic pace and high-tech, constant values and traditions are of special significance. Architecture as an expression of our attitude towards life and as a cultural standard is certainly one of these particular values. It links tradition with the future, aesthetics with functionality. Here again, natural materials of lasting value have been gaining increasingly in significance. Slate is one of them.
The different types of cover and slate qualities that Rathscheck, the largest German producer and importer of slate offers, harmonize with all architectural styles, ranging from classic constructions to modern architecture: With its special aesthetics slate sets standards for roofs and façades.
As a supplier of slate, Rathscheck not only markets the exclusive Mosel slate, which is mined in close vicinity to the company's headquarters in the Eifel region of Germany. With regard to the quality control of this slate, Rathscheck applies the same high standards set for Mosel slate. Under the labels "Intersin" and "Colorsklent", the company in Rhineland-Palatinate also mines and sells slate from the best international sources.
As a result of advanced processing methods the precious construction material slate has become better value for money over the past few years. Comparing the cost of procuring slate and its life span, it is extremely economical. The development of efficient laying techniques such as dynamic, underlaid rectangular or drawn cladding, and of endstone formats mean that nowadays anyone can afford slate. Moreover, a roof or façade made of this traditional material is something very special because - as is the case with all natural products - each and every piece of slate is unique.