Copper Slate is one of the most economical and versatile natural stones in the world. It comes mostly from India, China and Brasil. It is extracted by hand by cutting natural mountain riffs. Slate wears well in high traffic areas. The most popular finish for slate is natural cleft. You can get honed slate as well , however, honed surface will not be as suitable in areas where there are demanding conditions. You can seal slate with commercially available sealers in either color enchanced version or natural version. Color enchanced sealers will bring the color out and make all the veins more vibrant.