Model # SHDCALGLD1212G

Internet #202194782

Store SKU #553700

MS International Multi Color 12 In. x 12 In. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile (5 sq. ft. /case)
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MS International

Multi Color 12 In. x 12 In. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile (5 sq. ft. /case)

Color/Finish: Multi-Color
  • Multi Color
  • Multi-Color

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M S International Multi Color 12 in. x 12 in. Slate Floor and Wall Tile features distinct shades and tones creating a varied pattern for a rustic appeal with a low sheen finish to complement any interior setting. The tile can be used for wall, floor or countertop tiling schemes and offers a skid-resistant design suitable for heavy-duty residential or commercial flooring in high-traffic areas, such as a hallways, shopping malls and commercial kitchen. Use matching trim tile or a combination of field tile for the design that best suits your space and preferences. NOTE: 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.

  • 5 square feet, 5 pieces per case. Case weight is 30 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
  • Don't forget your coordinating trim pieces grout backerboard thinset
  • 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 & Schools Certified product

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can this be used outdoors on sidewalks?

Asked by: Anonymous
Manufacturer states tile are not frost proof so depends on your location.
Answered by: Blue
Date published: 2016-09-26

How many tiles are in a case

Asked by: Apritchard
Five.
Answered by: blokeman
Date published: 2016-09-26

Is this Tile okay to use inside of a walk-in shower? MS International multi color slate tile

if so, are there any special preparations required other than your regular backer board and cement? i have heard a lot of people mention that you have to layer the shower with plastic mats, and you have to use a specific type of concrete. please help Model # SHDCALGLD1212G SKU# 553700
Asked by: Anonymous
yes but you are going to want to use a water tight seal since its so pourous. start with 511 impregnator sealer then use another sealer on top of it to waterproof it.
Answered by: Alison
Date published: 2016-08-20

Can this tile be cut

We want to use this tile to make a linear backsplash. Can this tile be cut to shape?
Asked by: Davy
Yes with a wet tile saw.
Answered by: Blue
Date published: 2016-09-26
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Multi Color 12 In. x 12 In. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile (5 sq. ft. /case) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase ever ,just love my kitchen. Beautiful color gos well in our kitchen. Floor is easy to take care of. Lots of different colors,that are easy to blend well.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from We used this to tile our kitchen and front hallway, about 5 years ago. We also used it as the bac... We used this to tile our kitchen and front hallway, about 5 years ago. We also used it as the backsplash for our Uba Tuba granite counter tops and the contrast and continuity that lends to our kitchen is very nice. So far it has held up well in all three installations. However, this low-priced grade of slate takes a lot of work and attention to purchase, select and install. If buying whole cartons (I think 10 per), buy 50% more than you need and just plan to return what you don't use. We found that at least 1/3 of the tiles in a carton were broken on delivery. If selecting individual tiles plan to spend a lot of time in the store picking through cartons to find enough unbroken tiles for your project. My local HD (Poulsbo, WA) was very good about helping me paw through the selection to find enough to do our entryway, and they were also very good about accepting the broken tiles delivered in whole cartons for the kitchen project. The tiles vary widely in depth, from 1/4" to 3/4" even on the same tile. You can see that from HD's photo of the nine-square mosaic - note the shadow between the upper- and center-right tiles. You will need to lay down the mastic thick under them and may need to tilt some tiles into the mastic to make them match their neighbors. Regardless, I have several tiles in our installation whose edges stick up 1/4" or more from their neighbors - it was unavoidable. Several tiles "flaked" - the top surface had a strata that easily popped away from the rest of the tile using a trowel. I found myself constantly looking for these as obviously I don't want a floor that gradually flakes away. I generally rejected these tiles but of the ones from which I simply popped off the flaky strata, the remaining surface has remained intact for the years we have had the tiles installed. I found myself gently tapping every tile with the handle of a screwdriver and listening for solid thuds. I quickly learned how to hear tiles with unstable top strata. The tiles are flattened on the bottom side but it is not always obvious which is which. I had a worker assist with installation and he didn't pay enough attention to this and installed some tiles upside down. After sealing, the whorl pattern from the machine used to surface them is now visible. Thankfully most of these are in places appearing under rugs or in corners. All of the above added more time to the installation and was frustrating - especially if I opened a carton only to find 7 or 8 of the 10 tiles broken. Being soft stone, the tiles cut very quickly using my $80 wet saw, much easier to cut than the porcelain tiles I have used in other projects. The hassle of the above now history, five years later our floor is still beautiful. My wife loves the variable colors and gradations and the look of the installation lends a very rustic look to our house in the country. There is no evidence of wear. My 3-star rating is due to the poor packaging that resulted in so many broken tiles and what I perceive as poor quality control resulting in the large variability in tile height plus the relatively large number of tiles with pop-off upper strata - not the quality and durability of the installed product. I used a solvent-based sealer on the floor. Slate is so porous it took three coats to get them sealed. If I had it to do over again I would probably use a water-based sealer instead, for the convenience if nothing else.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I should have read the reviews for this product before I purchased. Bought 36 boxes for a covered back porch. Very difficult to install due to extreme variations in thickness and dimensions. 10 per cent overage is a must as many tiles were broken and or cut so that they tapered from thick to well less than the 1/4 inch nominal the manufacturer claims. If you are concerned about grout lines you should rethink using this product. Straight grout lines can only be achieved by trimming the majority of tiles. Personally I like the look of flagstone so the irregularity in these tiles doesn't bother me so I rated appearance as good. If you use a tile guy like I did, expect some criticism of your choice.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst tile I ever installed 10% of the tiles were broken in the 30 boxes I bought. All tiles varied dramatically in thickness and dimensions making leveling and squaring for grout on the patio nearly impossible. The tile material flakes and cracks easily and I have doubts how long it will stand up to foot traffic. Since Home Depot doesn't cut tile in their stores, I had to rent a saw to cut pieces and found cutting to be very difficult. I'm sorry I selected these tiles even though they provide a reasonably good appearance.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad for what it is I feel the tiles could have been sized a bit more constantly. Other than that overall very nice. Man sure to allow for a larger grout spacing to compensate for irregularity.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to install it's hard to install but look beatiful, i'm not professional but i try too.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful but tricky to install... I laid 400 sq. ft. of this tile in an older home. It really helps to mask the imperfections of older homes and uneven floors. However, the uneven surface and thickness makes it extremely difficult to grout and to lay. I am an amateur and this was my 2nd do-it-yourself tile project. If you are artistic and have a good eye for patterning, this tile is excellent and can provide a unique floor that will "wow" your guests... Since the first project using this tile, I have used it on 2 more occasions and will be using it to tile the kitchen in my 1895 farm house.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful but a little difficult to install. I've been working with this slate for the past 7 or 8 years. This is pretty good slate - especially considering the price. Most of the slate is 1/4" inch thick, but some of the pieces are thicker and some are thinner. This can make installation a challenge. When I'm installing a floor, I will go through all of the boxes that I've bought and separate the best pieces that are closest to the nominal 1/4" thickness. I will return any tiles that are crack or damaged. I either set aside the very thin and thick tiles for other projects (wall or ceiling installations) or I will return them to the store with the damaged pieces. Other people do this also because you will see tiles at the store wrapped in plastic straps. These were returned tiles. New tiles are always boxed. Also, each tile is not exactly 12" x 12". This can cause grout line variances. Not a huge issue, but sometimes I will cut the tiles down to 11.5" x 11.5" exactly so that the grout lines are perfect. It's easiest to do this with 10" tile saw to do this. That's going over the top but I thought I would pass on that tip. I like to apply a sealer when I'm done with the installation. This gives the tile a very nice sheen and also darkens the tiles just a bit. Also, try use a "dressing stone" to smooth the tops edges of the tile before you install the tiles. This makes it easier on the feet if your grout isn't flush with the top of the tile. Slate tile is a bit more difficult to install compared to ceramic, but I think that the effort is worth it.
Date published: 2014-08-04
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