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

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

Was  $2.49/sq. ft.
$2.12 /sq. ft.
Covers 10.00 sq. ft.
$21.17 /case

Save 15%  through 05/22/2017

Color/Finish: Rustique Earth
  • Rustique Earth

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Product Overview

MS International Rustique Earth 12 in. x 12 in. Gauged Field Tile is a pale gold-black Natural Stone Slate with a midas touch effect. 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 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Get it installed by The Home Depot

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this tile be used outside on a patio that doesn't have a covering?

I am looking to put it over the concrete that is discoloring.
Asked by: Rara
Yes, this is a natural stone, as long as you use a exterior mortar.
Answered by: Tile
Date published: 2016-11-10

Can you use around a gas fireplace?

Asked by: mich
I would say yes however I recommend using a sealer as this material is very pourous. That said you would need a sealer that is not flammable.
Answered by: Tile
Date published: 2016-11-10

Can this slate be installed in a shower?

Asked by: Nola
My wife and I used this in our Shower in 2006 it turned out great and we still like it today. I sealed it with a glossy tile sealer and it has held up good almost 10 years later.
Answered by: msimon
Date published: 2016-11-30

where do you have this slate floor tiles?

Asked by: Anonymous
I have used this tile in a room with a exterior door to the back yard. In an area that receives snow.
Answered by: Tile
Date published: 2016-11-10
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Rustique Earth 12 in. x 12 in. Gauged Slate Floor and Wall Tile (10 sq. ft. / case) is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful when you are done Tricky to lay, thinner pieces are breakable. We've used this slate before. You must seal it with a stone sealer before grouting or you will be sorry. Lay the pieces out from several boxes to mix the colors before adhering to your floor. We used tiny, tiny, grout lines - we like the uneven lay of the floor. Looks awesome with a high gloss finish. At first we did matte, just doesn't bring the stone's beauty out enough. Once it's down and grouted, breakage is not an issue - except those occasional high corners due to size differences. They just wear down over time
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product is represented to be 8.9 sq' per case, only received 7.25 sq', 3 of the 5 tiles were brok... Product is represented to be 8.9 sq' per case, only received 7.25 sq', 3 of the 5 tiles were broken and only one fell into the Rustic Earth Color tone, the other tiles were gray-black with an occasional splotch of Rustic Earth
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This material was not very flat making it very difficult to install. Also easy to break, I opene... This material was not very flat making it very difficult to install. Also easy to break, I opened many boxes with broken pieces. No, I will not recommend this material to anyone else.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a beautiful natural stone with coloring variations within and between squares. Used for a fi... It's a beautiful natural stone with coloring variations within and between squares. Used for a fireplace hearth and matches the Rustique stacked stone panels I used for the front of the fireplace well. It's a pain to install though and I was glad I ordered a lot of extra. First, many of the tiles in the box were cracked or split, especially corners. We laid out all the tiles we had and sorted them for color and thickness and to have the chipped parts in cut off sections. They also are tricky to cut, tend to break or shear layers off so lost a few more there. The huge thickness variation between squares (and sometimes from side to side on a square tile) made it impossible to get a totally level floor and there are uneven seams, but my tile guy did a decent job of matching and said the variation is part of the charm of natural stone floors. We went with no grout and that seemed to work well. I did some leveling of the seams by taking a small hammer and chisel and carefully shearing off layers of stone, so where the height varied the variations were moved to be within the tile along natural looking tile layers, rather than having differences at the edges where tiles meet.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice tile for a good price I almost didn't order this tile because of the negative reviews I read regarding tiles being broken on arrival, but I am glad I took the chance. I ordered online and had them delivered to the store. The boxes had a lot of foam padding and out of the two boxes I ordered not a single tile was broken. The tile itself looked very much like the picture, and despite the variations, they all felt like they fit the same theme. Some of the tiles flaked a bit on the top, and they weren't all the same thickness, but I was expecting that with real slate tiles. I would definitely buy them again.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from After having to order a box four different times because... After having to order a box four different times because the tiles were delivered broken each time, I give it a Poor rating. Customer service was excellent though.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice slate poor "factory" packaging The slate was and is beautiful, I always enjoy opening up the boxes and see the differences of each piece and it own individual features, as stated the factory packaging was less than desired, as there were cracked pieces internal in the boxes, we had enough to do the project and it turned out looking great, do to the fact it is natural materials, the thickness varies and setting it can be a challenge as one piece may be 3/8" thick on one edge and 1/4 on the other side, so one will have to adjust the bedding mortar accordingly. grouting is more challenging as well as it is unsealed, product and one needs to keep working on the washing of the tiles for a longer time than with the ceramic glazed products, if one does not, a grout haze could be left on the slate, this may take three or more hours of time, after grouting, (note: the counter tile is the slate on this order, the wall slate was slate from earlier purchase from HD, for wood stove backing)
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with my purchase I knew they were not perfectly cut, since they are natural stone, but that is part of the look. I created a platform for a wood burning stove and I love it. Just take your time installing them and practice the layout first. None broke during shipping, but I gave it a 4 stars because I wish they were cut closer to the same thickness.
Date published: 2011-09-13
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