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MS International Desert Trail 12 in. x 12 in. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile (10 sq. ft. / case)

MS International

Desert Trail 12 in. x 12 in. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile (10 sq. ft. / case)

  • Easy to use in patterned designs or single layouts
  • Natural stones vary and offer a unique texture for your space
  • Warm, earthy tones are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms
Was  $2.49/sq. ft.
$2.12 /sq. ft.
Covers 10.0 sq. ft.
$21.17 /case

Save 15%  through 11/10/2017

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Desert Trail
  • Desert Trail
  • Multi color
Approximate Tile Size
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Product Overview

The MS International Desert Trail Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile is a natural stone slate with an amalgamation of warm khaki and earth tones. With a large selection of sizes and accessories to choose from, this tile can easily be laid in a pattern or single layout and is suitable for both residential and commercial installations, including kitchens and bathrooms. Note: Please inspect all tiles before installation. Natural stone products inherently lack uniformity and are subject to variation in color, shade, finish, etc. It is recommended to blend tiles from different boxes when installing. Natural stones may be characterized by dry seams and pits that are often filled. The filling can work its way out and it may be necessary to refill these voids as part of a normal maintenance procedure. All natural stone products should be sealed with a penetrating sealer. After installation, vendor disclaims any liabilities.

  • 10 square feet; 10 pieces per case. Case weight is 60 lb.
  • Grade 1, first-quality natural stone slate tile for floor, wall and countertop use
  • 12 in. width x 12 in. length x 3/8 in. thick
  • Natural finish with a low sheen and random variation in tone
  • P.E.I. Rating is not applicable for natural stone
  • Vitreous flooring has water absorption of more than 0.5% but less than 3%
  • C.O.F. .80 and above is recommended for commercial applications to meet or exceed ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Guidelines. Highly Skid Resistant
  • Not frost resistant
  • Residential and commercial use
  • Genuine stone creates a stunning, natural look
  • Don’t forget your coordinating trim pieces, grout, backerboard, thinset and installation tools
  • All online orders for this item ship via common carrier or parcel ground and may arrive in multiple boxes
  • It is recommended you purchase a minimum of 10% overage to account for design cuts and patterns
  • This is a GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified and GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certified product
  • Check out our helpful guide on how to select tile.

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Approximate Tile Size
Product Length (in.)
Product Thickness (mm)
Product Width (in.)
Suggested Grout Line Size


Color Family
Desert Trail
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
DCOF Rating
Not Tested
Exact Dry SCOF Rating
Exact Wet SCOF Rating
Flooring Product Type
Slate Tile
Number of Tiles per Case
Style Type
Tile Features
Meets A.D.A. Requirements,Radiant/Underfloor Warming Heating
Tile Finish
Tile Material
Tile Use
Accent Wall,Backsplash,Bath Wall,Bath floor,Bedroom Floor,Countertop,Entry Way,Exterior Wall,Fireplace Facade,Hallway Floor,Kitchen Floor,Living Room Floor,Shower Wall,Shower floor

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the Desert Trail Pattern tile need to be grouted? The picture makes it look like there isn't room to grout.

Asked by: Frogdoggie
This will need a grout line of 1/4 inches.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-03-30

where is this stone from?

Trying to order more of the same slate I ordered online from HD 3-4 months ago.
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Duder
Date published: 2017-03-03

Is this suitable for outdoor use?

Asked by: Mark4545
No, this tile is indoor only.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-04-24

Is this suitable for a kitchen backsplash?

Is it difficult to install?
Asked by: Leslie
Thank you for your question. In general Desert Trail Pattern Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile is suitable for Kitchen backsplash. It would be similar to tile installation on a backsplash and the level of difficulty is relative to the project.
Answered by: MSISupport
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

Desert Trail 12 in. x 12 in. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile (10 sq. ft. / case) is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from There is really nothing wrong with the product. It is just what the description says. The problem... There is really nothing wrong with the product. It is just what the description says. The problem lies in the fact that this has to be ordered to the store or another address. When packing these tiles, the distributor doesn't put any protective sheets between the tiles. We had two different shipments arrive to the store where all the tiles were either completely broken or scratched. Both shipments were returned and I finally went to a different supplier and found similar tile in stock.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dramatic Look I am happy with my purchase. The 16x16 size is perfect. I was expected the colors to be lighter but they are pretty dark.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from After 2 separate shipments that arrived broken I used slate from Arizona Tile. It was much bette... After 2 separate shipments that arrived broken I used slate from Arizona Tile. It was much better quality.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible service... Majority of tiles we're broken. Reordered a second time and results were even worse. Can't submit zero stars!
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from the product itself is great once you get passed the hurdles the tile is ease on cutting and laying - you have to be careful with the pattern since this is natural stone the cut of some pieces are off, but I was able to fix that as I recut the tile when laying it . I was not pleased with the shipping of this tile- 12 pieces to a box and each time there were at least 4-5 broken pieces- even when the company sent replacement tile.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Color is very light I haven't installed the tile yet, but it is very light in color. When I think of slate, I think of gray. This tile is pretty, but think of beige sand when ordering. There are multiple colors in the tile... even some grays, but the primary color is tan... Perfect if you want the look of slate but don't want your room to dark
Date published: 2012-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Pleased! Coming from us, this is a huge compliment to Home Depot! We are from small, sole owned lumber yard and flooring business and had been non-Home Depot shoppers in the past. With this purchase, it has to be the most impressive experience with Home Depot ever for us! We have sold our business, but tried to purchase the tiles from the new owners who were purchasing from the same manufacture as Home Depot. The manufacture was not very helpful with time or pricing, so since we hauling this to Montana from Arizona, we decided to check Home Depot online. Well, we were able to get the same material, so the same pricing, delivered to our home rather than hauling it ourselves 1100 miles! The tile and all of the install products we also ordered, all arrived on time, for the same price and out of 2 pallets of slate tile, maybe 3 total broken, which we used where cuts were needed anyway. The tile like most slate is a challenge to install as it is all irregular, but it is absolutely beautiful and we love it! We are so very pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend these products to anyone thinking about slate tile! We used the random pattern on the floor of a large bath and walk in shower, with the 16" square tile on the walls. It is beautiful!
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 95 % broken The tile that came in was 95% broken both times I purchased this. Will not be ordering this product again
Date published: 2015-11-06
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