James River Slate Company® proudly quarries and fabricates Grayson Slate®, the classic unfading gray black slate from Buckingham County, Virginia. We produce all types of slate roofing, slate flooring and architectural slate for the academic, public, commercial and residential markets. Perhaps the highest quality slate in the world, this Virginia slate is an excellent choice for both interior and exterior applications. Because of its superior properties and performance, depth of color and rich texture, architects repeatedly specify this domestic black slate for slate roofing, interior slate flooring, exterior slate paving, slate wall cladding, slate stair treads, slate fireplace surrounds and slate window sills. Grayson Slate is available in natural cleft, honed, cascade and textured finishes.

Domestic Black Slate Natural Cleft

James River Slate is a subsidiary of Vermont Structural Slate Company®, a leading producer of natural Vermont slates since 1859. Vermont Structural Slate complements its range of Vermont slates with select slates, quartzites, sandstones, limestones, marbles, granites and basalts from around the world. For additional information on Vermont slate and Buckingham County, Virginia slate, please visit www.vermontstructuralslate.com.

Grayson Slate roofing

Grayson Slate flooring
Burton Snowboards, NYC
Deborah Berke Partners

Grayson Slate wall cladding
The Solaire, NYC
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Grayson Slate wall cladding
Michigan Tech

Slate Roofing Specifications                                                                    Grayson Slate Test Data