Slate is a natural material created more than 400 million years ago. In the course of time deposits of quartz, micaceous sands and clay exposed to immense pressure and heat has turned into stone with a layered structure that makes it cleavable into tiles.
In the mid 1800 century slate was widely used for roofs on beautiful houses through out Denmark. The slate used came from open slate quarries in Wales. This slate is now being recycled and used to produce the Rübner slate tables.
Slate is a natural material that is influenced by its surroundings, wind, weather and locality. No two plates of slate are alike. Thus each table has its own unique expression.
The table frames ar manufactured of either construction steel with a powder coating, giving a strong surface, easy to clean, or of glass blasted stainless steel.