What's the Difference Between Slate, Granite and Welsh Slate?

When it comes to creating a slate house sign online, it should be an easy and enjoyable experience. But sometimes the first hurdle on your sign-making-escapade can be the biggest, particularly if you don’t know the difference between your Slate, Granite and Welsh Slate. So lets take a look and see exactly what the differences are.

Slate for 'Laser Printed' Signs

For that rustic look, or for a characterful property, a laser printed slate house sign would be the perfect choice. With it's textured surface, this stone is full of character with each cut naturally having differing textures, tones and features within the rough texture of the sign.

Slate for 'Engraved & Painted' Signs

For a modern property, or for anyone looking for a slightly more glossy and sleek finish to their house plaque, an engraved and painted slate house sign would be the ideal solution. Unlike 'Laser Printed' slate signs, the polished slate used for engraved signs has a glass-like, reflective, smooth surface meaning there is less texture to the face of the sign, instead displaying a crisp and clean look. Polished slate is perfect for modern homes, feature properties, commercial properties, restaurants and hotel signage.

Welsh Slate House Signs

Welsh slate, as the name suggests, originates from Wales and is an popular option for anyone looking for a sign with plenty of charm. Welsh slate signs have a chiselled-edge on all sides, giving it a rustic appearance. Welsh slate house signs are the ideal choice for older properties or cottages, but also look excellent on new-build red brick.

Granite House Signs

Granite, revered globally by homeowners for its elegance and sophistication, offers not only a stylish appearance but also stands out as a durable, natural material that withstands the test of time. We recommend choosing granite for homes with white stone or brick walls.

Ready to get a new slate house sign?

Now that you know the differences between our three slate styles, it's time to design your own house sign. You can choose between the Natural and Polished slate in the first step on our sign designers. We have dedicated pages for our Welsh Slate signs and our granite house signs.

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