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Model # THDW3-T-MC4X4T

Internet # 100664322

Store SKU # 395636

Multi Color 4 In. x 4 In. Tumbled Slate Floor and Wall Tile (1 sq. ft. / case)

$4.47 /sq. ft.
Covers 1.00 sq. ft.
$4.47 /case
  • Multi Color slate tile has a tumbled surface for a rustic look
  • Brown, gray & reddish tones w/ blue, cream, red & black veining
  • Gauged for near-uniform thickness, making installs easier

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Model # THDW3-T-MC4X4T

Internet # 100664322

Store SKU # 395636

Store SO SKU # 1000523792

Multi Color is a natural stone slate that is formed in layers and split to expose vibrant colors and a unique texture. With a large selection of sizes and accessories to choose from, Multi Color can easily be laid in a pattern or single layout. This 4 in. x 4 in. tumbled slate floor and wall tile from MS International is suitable for residential and commercial installations, including kitchens and bathrooms. 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.

  • 1 square feet, 9 pieces per case. Case weight is 6 lbs.
  • Grade 1, first-quality natural stone slate tile for floor, wall and countertop use
  • 4 in. width x 4 in. length x 3/8 in. thick
  • Tumbled 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
  • Learn how to get a Lifetime Warranty by using Custom Building Products from The Home Depot. Visit www.homedepot.com/CBP
  • 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 & Schools Certified product
  • Genuine stone contains natural variations that give your space a unique look
  • Get it installed by The Home Depot
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Approximate Tile Size 
4x4 
Mosaic Sub Unit Length (in.) 
Not a mosaic 
Mosaic Sub Unit Width (in.) 
Not a mosaic 
Product Length (in.) 
Product Thickness (mm) 
10 
Product Width (in.) 
4.0 
Suggested Grout Line Size 
1/4 
Details
Color Family 
Multi 
Color/Finish 
Multi-Color 
Commercial / Residential 
Commercial / Residential 
Exact Dry SCOF Rating 
1.5 
Exact Wet SCOF Rating 
1.2 
Flooring Product Type 
Slate Tile 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Indoor 
Number of Tiles per Case 
9.0 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Style Type 
Rustic 
Tile Features 
Meets A.D.A. Requirements,Radiant/Underfloor Warming Heating 
Tile Finish 
Tumbled 
Tile Material 
Slate 
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 
n/a 

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Approximate Tile Size: 4x4
Color Family: Multi
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Price: $0 - $10
Style Type: Rustic
Brand: MS International
Review Rating: 4 & Up
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How are these slate tiles installed for a backsplash?

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January 2, 2014
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Mastic then set by hand. Spacers won't be much use because they vary in size smaller and larger than 4 inch, and many are not square. You'll have to eyeball it and choose each tile carefully to keep any kind of consistent line going. Let dry, seal the tiles, grout, wipe thuroughly and remove any haze (this is tough because of the imperfections in the slate faces), seal everything again, finish.
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I purchased these tiles, and while I didn't use them for a backsplash, just from laying them out in a grid to apply sealer I can say they would look great as a backsplash. Be warned that they vary a lot in thickness, so if you want a smooth look to the surface of the backsplash, you'll have a bit of work with the thinset to make things even. If you don't mind a more rustic, uneven look, you won't have Read More
I purchased these tiles, and while I didn't use them for a backsplash, just from laying them out in a grid to apply sealer I can say they would look great as a backsplash. Be warned that they vary a lot in thickness, so if you want a smooth look to the surface of the backsplash, you'll have a bit of work with the thinset to make things even. If you don't mind a more rustic, uneven look, you won't have any problems. Read Less
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Figure out your layout and cut tiles as needed. Natural stone product such as this tile will have some flaws. Order about 10% extra tile. Open the tile and lay them out and look them over carefully. Be sure to mix up the colors and thicknesses. Use flawed tiles for cutting peices. Tiles cut easily with a diamond blade wet saw. You can cut tiles as you install to go around switches and recepticles, Read More
Figure out your layout and cut tiles as needed. Natural stone product such as this tile will have some flaws. Order about 10% extra tile. Open the tile and lay them out and look them over carefully. Be sure to mix up the colors and thicknesses. Use flawed tiles for cutting peices. Tiles cut easily with a diamond blade wet saw. You can cut tiles as you install to go around switches and recepticles, etc.
Make sure wall is smooth, flat and clean. Strip any old wall coverings. Use a polymer enhanced thinset mortar with a long working time. This mortar will work over primed or painted drywall, cement board or plywood. Use 1/8 x 1/8 square notch trowel to apply thinset to wall. Back butter tiles that are thicker or not flat on the back. Press firmly to wall and use tile spacers no less than 1/8".
Let dry a couple days before grouting. It may help to seal the tile before grouting with a water based stone sealer. Thoroughly clean off grout haze and then seal again in a week or so once grout is cured.
I recommend using a darker colored grout for kitchens. Light color grout will soil and stain in a kitchen, especially near cooking areas. Read Less
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April 11, 2013
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Aside from ensuring your tiles are properly sealed prior to grouting, this installation doesn't differ from what you would do with any other tile for a backsplash installation. I recommend viewing our install guides on back splash installation and following along with those for steps on how-to.
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Do these slate tiles measure exactly 4" X 4"? I need slate tiles measuring 3-7/8" X 3-7/8".

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March 25, 2013
These slate tiles look exactly like the ones i need to replace broken ones in a metal-grid table top which will accept tiles 3-7/8" square.
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January 2, 2014
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They vary a lot. Some will be the size you need, but some see even larger than 4 inches
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The tiles vary a lot in size and shape. Definitely some will be in the size you're hoping for, though they may not be perfectly square, either. If you buy a couple of boxes, probably some of them will fit into your grid.
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Tiles will vary from about 3 7/8" to about 4 1/8". You would have to order a lot to pluck out the ones that are 3 7/8". They cut very easy with a tile saw. Then you can use a sander or diamond blade to round edges if necessary. These tiles are beautiful when sealed with a stone sealer.
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Thank you for your question. In general 4 In. x 4 In. Tumbled Mutli Color Slate Floor & Wall Tile does not have 3-7/8" X 3-7/8" size available. Please contact the Home Depot Customer service for further assistance.
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CAN U PUT THIS SLATE OUTDOORS

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Wouldn't advise it. These are pretty fragile.
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I used this product to tile the exterior of an outdoor pizza oven. I put on several coats of 511 Seal and Enhance sealer, both before applying the tiles, and after grouting. So far no problems despite a couple of freeze/thaw cycles this winter.
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Slate is natural stone and holds up well out doors if it is grouted and sealed well. If you live in a freeze/thaw area, frost wedging will over time break up tiles anywhere water can seep into exposed cracks. Best to use a well gauged tile for outdoors. Check out Brazilian multicolor. It is the best slate I have used outdoors.
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Thank you for your question. In general 4 In. x 4 In. Tumbled Mutli Color Slate Floor & Wall Tile is not recommended to be used outdoor.
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How many tiles 4x4 are in a sq. ft.

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Nine tiles.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Product as described It is exactly as I anticipated. However, I was hopingfor a little more multi in the box I ordered as samples. Instead they seemed almost the same. April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exactly what we needed. Slate was delivered to the store early, packaged well and ready to be used. March 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Many defect tiles. We had previously purchased 4in slate from another vendor several years ago, but required more tile upon expanding our project. The other vendor no longer carried 4in tumbled slate, so we purchased this product. Although they arrived mostly intact (only a few were broken), many of the tiles have defects, either holes though the entire tile or are not even close to being square. Additionally, they were extremely variable in height requiring substantial differences in the amount of mortar applied to get a level surface. January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love the look My Fiancé installed this in our kitchen on a wall. I think it's beautiful. Rustic sort of. June 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful Slate tiles, not for all applicatons. These tiles look great, with a wide variety of colors, with some really nice greens and golds in addition to the more usual red/blue/gray slate colors. Two main drawbacks: 1. While my cheap wet saw may have been at fault, these are hard to cut cleanly. The vibrations of the cutting tended to cause the slate to de-laminate and split into rough fragments. Even for simple cuts in half, I probably had to throw away as many tiles as I successfully cut. If your application requires a lot of cutting for any reason, be warned. 2. There was a relatively high rate of uneven, pitted, and otherwise unacceptable tiles. Probably as much as 20% if you count the tiles with rounded corners. For my application (tiling the exterior of a dome-style pizza oven) I needed a lot of partial tiles, and so I managed to use almost all of the flawed ones by cutting off the bad part and using the remainder somewhere that needed a half-tile or less. But for more normal applications, plan on buying extra. Also, as with many slates, there was a lot of variation in the thickness of the tiles. If you're doing a backsplash or similar and you don't mind a slightly rustic look, these are great, but I wouldn't envy you trying to make these into a smooth floor. So far the tiles seem durable even in the outdoor setting; I installed them in August, and I've seen no damage despite a couple of snows. December 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it! We installed a back splash with the tile and love it!! It was the first time we had installed tile ourselves and we didn't have any problems. February 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tiles I used these to replace the old pinkish shiny tiles that were on the fireplace, these came with the house when I bought them. These multicolored slate tiles look awesome around the fireplace. The picture they have above does not do them justice. If you go look into the more views and see the ones with the different colors that will give you a better view of how they really look. After doing the fireplace, and loving it so much, I went around the house looking for other places i could put these tiles. Maybe the bigger ones in the bathroom floors. I love the look, they have changed the way the whole living room looks. April 3, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful tiles! Tiles are beautiful and excellent value for price. The only drawback is they are fragile and some tiles may split or separate. That is expected with slate though and thickness varies but can be adjusted for during installation. February 3, 2015
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