Red, brown, and green toned stone
Suitably durable material
Ideal for flooring, walls, backsplashes, and more
Natural cleft face for a rugged and earthy look
Gauged back for level application
Just as its name suggests, Rusty Green Slate is a mix of red-brown tones and forest greens. It has a soft tonality, blending seamlessly from one color to the next, just like a watercolor painting. It is irregular and non-uniform, with some tiles displaying their own unique shade, and others multi-colored. It is this exciting contrast of green and red that makes it such a beautiful material. Rustic and rugged with a homely feel, it's perfect for adding texture to your new interior design.
If you're looking for a natural stone that meets both design and functional requirements whilst still meeting budget requirements, slate is a great option. This durable stone is often used for roof tiles in order to protect homes from the harsh weather conditions. Therefore, it is more than capable of standing up to the wear and tear of family life. Slate tiles can be used to create sturdy and hardwearing flooring, even in high traffic areas of the home such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Our Rusty Green slate tiles have been left with a natural cleft face. This is a naturally riven texture revealed when the stone is carved along its fault lines. Slate is comprised of multiple layers, created when shale or mudstone is subjected to changing pressure and temperature conditions. These originally soft stones are transformed into a dense and hard material that is ideal for creating tiles.
A natural cleft face has its grooves, ridges, and bumps left intact, which comes with a number of functional benefits. Firstly, a textured surface has a lot more traction than a smooth refined tile. This makes it ideal for areas of the home such as bathrooms or hallways that are likely to become wet and therefore slippery. The tile's riven surface provides sufficient grip so that slips and trips are more likely to be avoided.
Furthermore, it's also one of the more durable finish options. A natural cleft face requires minimal maintenance to keep it looking its best, compared to a polished or glossy tile that is likely to become dull over time. A periodic clean is sufficient to keep your tiles looking as beautiful as the day they were laid.
Rusty Green slate is ideal for creating a country-inspired home, complete with naturally rugged textures and patterns. Use it to create a gorgeous kitchen backsplash, its multi-colored surface adding a new dimension to your design. Pair it with cream or white shaker style kitchen cabinets for a classic, homely design.
In a rustic, earthy bathroom, use Rusty Green slate as flooring tiling for a functional solution that incorporates the beauty of nature. Add cream colored cotton towels and delicately scented candles for a cozy design that will never fall out of fashion.