Model # SHDCALGLD1212G

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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?

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McAllen TX
March 21, 2013
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September 25, 2016
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Manufacturer states tile are not frost proof so depends on your location.
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June 18, 2015
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it will break, not thick enough.
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Definitely. But use a thinset mortar and grout designed for outdoor use. Also, check each tile for cracks before installing. You will see the cracks running laterally on the edge of the tile. Tiles with crack will eventually separate and you will have to remove and reinstall the tile sometime down the road - not fun.
I have installed slate tile butted up to each other without grout lines, but you will
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Definitely. But use a thinset mortar and grout designed for outdoor use. Also, check each tile for cracks before installing. You will see the cracks running laterally on the edge of the tile. Tiles with crack will eventually separate and you will have to remove and reinstall the tile sometime down the road - not fun.
I have installed slate tile butted up to each other without grout lines, but you will need to cut each slate tile down to exact measurements since slate tile is never exactly 12" x 12".
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March 21, 2013
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Thank you for your question. In general Multi Color 12 In. x 12 In. Gauged Slate Floor & Wall Tile is not recommended for outdoor use.
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How many tiles are in a case

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Five.
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5 pieces
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September 25, 2016
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There are 5 square feet and 5 pieces per case.
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Is this Tile okay to use inside of a walk-in shower? MS International multi color slate tile

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houston, tx
December 19, 2012
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
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June 18, 2015
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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.
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Yes, but you will want to seal it after installation. See my review of slate tile for installation tips.
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December 20, 2012
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Thank you for your question. The Multi Color 12 In. x 12 In. Gauged Slate Tile is not recommended to be used inside the shower. It is recommended that a professional installer/designer be consulted for determining the suitability, maintainability and installation of the item for a particular installation.
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Can this tile be cut

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We want to use this tile to make a linear backsplash. Can this tile be cut to shape?
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Yes with a wet tile saw.
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Thank you for your question. In general the Multi Color 12 In. x 12 In. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile can be cut using a wet saw.
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Multi Color 12 In. x 12 In. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile (5 sq. ft. /case) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice slate tile Installed 200 sf of slate on my outdoor front and back porch. Recommend using an 1/8th inch dark grout line since the tiles are not completely square. Plan to acid washing after grouting to get all the grout off of the layers on the surface of the slate. Sealed twice with a matte finish sealer.
Date published: 2016-07-24
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 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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