Following significant increase in demand for cost-effective alternatives to natural slate, Marley has further enhanced its slate offering by introducing a fourth colour option to the Edgemere range.
Available across all three of Marley’s existing variants – standard, riven and duo, the new Anthracite colour choice has been developed to provide a closer aesthetic match to natural slate and offers an affordable way to comply with planning requirements.
The Edgemere range can be used to a low minimum pitch of 17.5 degrees, with the riven providing a surface texture similar to a more natural slate appearance with a variegated look, depth and tone. In addition, the duo option features a mock-bond down the centre of the tile to create a small-format slate-like appearance.
Daniel Redfern, Product Communications Manager at Marley, explained: “There is growing demand for thin leading edge concrete interlocking slates, so this new finish for the entire Edgemere range provides greater choice as the trend towards slate-look alternatives increases.
“Strict planning stipulations often determine product selection and we are confident the introduction of this attractive tile colour, which further mimics the appearance of natural slate, will result in an increased specification of Edgemere in areas where slate has historically been used.”
Anthracite joins the existing range of colours including: Old English Dark Red, Smooth Brown and the most popular colour, Smooth Grey, which has seen strong growth due to the aesthetic trend towards slate-look roofs for new homes.
At only 18mm thick and sleek in appearance, the slates can be viewed as an affordable alternative to natural slate, or a cost-effective upgrade from standard concrete interlocking tiles.