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For homeowners who do not want shabby chic or french country baths with milky white marble there is a durable, fashionable alternative: slate.
Slate is a metamorphic rock with fine grains and consistent color. It comes in shades that are generally rich yet understated. In exchange for the smooth polished look of other finished natural stone, no gloss, no shine slate has a unique property all of its own. Its fine mineral composition allows it to appear sleek and wet when it isnt, creating just enough sheen for visual interest without being shiny. The stone is easily divided into thin plates that are perfect for bathroom tiles.
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[/caption]Marble and Granite
offers six types of slate in beautiful colors. Our honed black slate tiles form a solid foundation for bath designs. For a bit more variation, try our black slate with natural cleft. Our green slate with a natural cleft is ideal for baths that desire a serene, natural touch.
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