About Slate Tile
The earthy aesthetic of slate tile grounds our interior environments with the natural beauty of the outdoors. Slate tile is available in several finishes— clefted, tumbled and honed. A natural clefted surface lends a rustic feel and will create some “lippage” or height variance from tile to tile. Tumbled slate is similar to clefted but with softened edges and less severe texture. Honed slate tile is characterized by a smooth surface and dull sheen. Slate tile’s natural color palette includes charcoal, green, gold, purple, rust, multi-color and more. Using a color-enhancing sealer on slate tile will bring out the richness of the natural colors.
Common sizes for slate tile
For areas that have contact with hands, liquids, food, etc., every natural stone tile needs to be resealed about once per year, sometimes more often in wet areas. You’ll know it’s time to seal the tile if liquids are soaking in rather than beading on the surface. One of our Portland showroom natural stone experts would be happy to help you understand more clearly what to expect from slate in your application. Be aware that if the stone you choose has veining or variation it will not align from tile to tile.
Call to discuss your project with a tile expert at our Portland showroom to make an informed tile decision you’ll be happy with for years to come! For best results, consider your lifestyle, performance expectations and how your new slate tile will relate to your cabinets, flooring and wall colors. Be sure to bring a picture of your space along to your appointment!
You can trust Macadam!
Here at Macadam Floor and Design, we have been providing flooring, countertops, tile and window coverings to the Portland Metro area for over 35 years. We are continually improving our showroom offerings, industry knowledge and professionalism to provide excellent service and value for our customers. Whether working with our Portland Retail and Builder Showroom or our Vancouver Builder Design Center, you will be paired with a project manager or designer to help you navigate your options with confidence.
Work with our experts to be sure you purchase natural stone tile that is right for your project at the best value in Portland — we coordinate installation too!
Our Brands Include:
- American Olean
- Z Collection
- …and more
Coupon must be presented at the time of price quote, and may not be combined with any other offers, slab countertops, builder programs, or insurance programs.
Macadam Floor and Design offers an extensive selection of flooring, countertops and window coverings for your next project.