Slate is formed from ocean sediments and is easily split into thin sheets that are incredibly durable because of their low absorption of water. Thin Slate Stone-Veneer can be applied over any solid substrate including concrete, ceramic, wood, metal, plywood, fiberglass, backer board, tile, dry wall, painted surfaces, MDF, door skins and cabinetry. Thin Slate Stone-Veneer has been tested and developed as a beautifying stone covering veneer for use in many different environments, indoors or outdoors. It can be used like wallpaper, and it is malleable and can be curved. Thin Slate Stone-Veneer has proven to be a superb material when a real stone finish and texture is desired, but heavy solid stone may not be practical.