Reminiscent of a beautiful molten metal, this Gold Green slate is the perfect backdrop for both country and modern designs. Swathes and swirls of liquid silver and gold form the stunning pattern on this solid stone, varying subtly between each tile.
Slate is a fine-grained stone, therefore there are no contrasting veins or crystals to pierce the smooth pattern. Each tile differs from the next, but the overall picture reveals a stone that is consistent in coloring throughout. This makes it the perfect tile for those who want a reliable stone.
If you're looking for a natural material that will provide a great return on investment, you cannot get much better than slate. For a great price, you'll receive one of the most durable stones on the market. It is suitably scratch resistant and more than capable of standing up to a lively family environment. While it is naturally porous, it can be sealed with a stone protectant to create a barrier against staining and moisture damage. This makes it the perfect stone for use in kitchens and bathrooms. It can even be used for exterior applications such as patios and porches or for creating a welcoming entrance hall that will stand up to heavy boots with no problems at all.
The metallic tones and swirling patterns are lifted to their full potential with this beautiful polished finish. The slate is ground and sanded until it becomes totally flat. It is then polished until it reaches the desired brightness, creating a shiny surface which reflects the light, appearing much more refined than a natural cleft face. This is a great finish if you're looking for the unique color and pattern of slate, but with a modern design twist.
Slate works best when trying to blend elements of nature throughout your design. Take hints from its rugged past by pairing it with wooden materials that work together to form a relaxing, earthy design.
Its monochrome coloring can also be used to add depth to a modern interior. The dark, metallic hues of a Gold Green slate look great when contrasted with bright and light colors. Work the tile's modern finish by pairing it with gloss kitchen units to create a bright and contemporary design. Just incorporate polished chrome faucets and a slate kitchen backsplash for the perfect blend of natural and high-end materials. Alternatively, pair it with painted cream or gray wooden cupboards and a granite countertop to build your own country style kitchen that will feel homely and inviting.
Polished slate also works great as a bathroom wall tile. Installing it in your glass fronted shower will create a gorgeous contrast of sleek and earthy materials. Mix it with creamy walls and wooden accessories for a luxury spa feel.