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Modern Slate-Look Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Oct 19, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you think rustic when you think slate, it’s time to reconsider. Slate is showing up in all kinds of designs—everything from the classic black and white kitchen to the sophisticated, clean-lined office lobby.

Here’s what makes slate an option for all sorts of styles.

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Tone-on-Tone Colors

Traditional slate and slate-look tile is multicolor. Layers upon layers of color from all over the rainbow. But there are also monochromatic options as well. Black and grey slate colors often have less color variation but keep the layered and textured look of slate.

Daltile recently introduced Slate Attaché™, a realistic slate-look porcelain tile. It comes in six neutral colors with a balanced amount of variation that makes this tile suited for modern applications.

Large Sizes

Big is in. At least on the floor it is. Tile increases in size with each passing year. Slate or slate-look tile in large format is a spectacular way to bring it into the 21st century. Larger sizes are generally best in larger spaces, but can work very well in small spaces too. Large format is an excellent choice for commercial spaces as well.

Slate Attaché comes in two large sizes (12 x 24 and 24 x 24) and a coordinating 2 x 2 mosaic—perfect for coordinating everything from the en suite bath to the hotel lobby.

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Slate Attaché includes a revolutionary technology, StepWise that provides excellent slip-resistance on interior surfaces. It’s perfect for high-traffic areas, especially in commercial settings.

This technology separates Slate Attaché from other slate-looks. It increases design freedom and decreases risk. Plus it’s easy to clean—a perk that means a lot for a well-used floor.


Take a closer look at slate-look tile at We offer several series to choose from so there’s something for every design, even the modern ones.


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