Slate Tile Backsplash – Rustic Charm & Elegant Appeal of Slate Tiles

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Brown Cabinet Granite Countertop With Chevron Slate Mosaic Tile BA1065

ID# 173702 – Product BA1065 – Rustic Chevron Slate Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Multicolored Chevron Backsplash with Wood Cabinets and Granite Countertops

Made of natural slate stone, this Rustic Brown and gray Slate Chevron Mosaic Tile brings a visual illusion with a geometrical pattern to this rustic kitchen! Enriched by stunning earthy shades, these chevron tiles add an attractive pattern that catches the eye at first sight. The natural wood kitchen cabinets and gray granite countertops create a harmonious look with the slate tiles while the brushed nickel cabinet hardware and glass pendant lights above the island complement the modern lines of the multicolored chevron backsplash.

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ID# 173708 – Product BA1081 – Modern Long Gray Slate Backsplash Tile

Gray Kitchen Cabinets with Vertical Slate Tile Backsplash and Brass Faucet

If you want to create a sleek and sophisticated kitchen, then you will never go wrong with a black and gray color scheme! White grout creates a striking contrast that draws attention to the vertical grid pattern in the black slate tile backsplash which has textured surfaces that give an exquisite backdrop for this modern kitchen. The brass faucet and undermount sink offer a glittering touch to add warmth to the area below where the gray granite countertops blend seamlessly with the gray cabinets.

Slate Tile Backsplash

Both functional and visually pleasing, backsplashes can add a personal touch that can easily elevate the overall look of your kitchen. If you are looking for a material that provides longevity without compromising the aesthetic and adds some rustic flair to it, then a slate tile backsplash will be a perfect fit!

Undeniable Charm of Slate Tiles!

Yes, slate tiles have an undeniable charm that can easily make a big impact on the overall look but before making your decision, first you need to know more about this material! Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic rock made mostly of minerals such as quartz, chlorite, micas, and feldspar as well as other minerals. Characterized by its durability, this natural stone is a popular choice for various applications and backsplashes are one of them! Bringing natural textures, the shades of these tiles can vary between gray tones, green, red, black, and more earthy colors like beige and brown. Thanks to this variety, designing a kitchen with a slate tile backsplash will be an easy task!

Durable, natural, and versatile! A slate tile backsplash has its own distinctive and elegant appeal that can be a great addition to your kitchen!

Blue cabinets rusty brown slate backsplash tile BA1063

ID# 173701 – Product BA1063 – Rusty Brown & Gray Slate Mosaic Tile

Dark Blue Shaker Cabinets with Slate Backsplash and White Countertops

Embraced by brown and gray hues, this slate tile backsplash directly draws attention to this transitional kitchen! This beautiful slate mosaic tile offers a rustic modern appeal that gives a warm and inviting look. The clean and sleek lines of the dark blue cabinets and white quartz countertops create a contrast against the rough and natural texture of the slate tiles while the wooden range hood and brass cabinet hardware complement the warm sense.

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Slate Subway Tile Backsplash

The combination of the natural look of the slate and the subtle elegance of a subway tile layout offers visually appealing surfaces with a textured surface for kitchen backsplashes. You can combine the slate subway tile backsplash with white shaker cabinets and make your backsplash the star of your kitchen. Natural wood kitchen cabinets are also a great pair for slate tiles to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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ID# 173703 – Product BA1070 – Modern Black Slate Subway Mosaic Tile

Dark Gray Slate Subway Backsplash with White Shaker Cabinets

Wow… The sleek and elegant appeal of this Dark Gray Slate Backsplash Tile makes a modern twist on the classic subway tile look and creates a striking focal point between the white shaker cabinets. The crisp white look of the cabinets allows for movement and texture that captures the eye while the marble countertops complement the overall design. Using white grout for the dark gray tiles emphasizes the running bond pattern perfectly!

How to install slate backsplash?

Even if you are not a pro, installing a slate tile backsplash won’t be a difficult task! Before the installation process, first, you need to purchase some required types of equipment and of course tiles!

Materials that you need:
  • Slate tiles
  • Tile adhesive
  • Thin-set mortar
  • Grout
  • Tile spacers
  • Notched trowel
  • Wet saw (for cutting tiles)
  • Level
  • Rubber float
  • Grout float
  • Sealer (for slate tiles)
  • Sponges
  • Buckets
  • Painter’s tape
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Determine the square footage and consequently how many tiles you’ll need by measuring the height and breadth of the backsplash. To account for waste, add 10% to the total.
  • Once your materials and tools are ready, it is time to clean the backsplash area for a great outcome.
  • Due to their nature, slate tiles require sealing. Apply one coat of quality sealer on the mosaic slate tile surface, the next step is to let it dry.
  • Lay your tile sheets on the counter or a flat surface to determine the layout.
  • Define a starting point that can be the first row above the countertop, a window surround, a corner, or an open edge according to the shape and pattern of your mosaics.
  • Spread a coat of thin-set mortar using the trowel through the small portion of the wall space, being careful to use the toothed side of the trowel to go over it.
  • Now it is time to press the slate tiles in place. Press the slate until it sticks to the wall properly. When you need to cut it align the form according to the edges and electric outlets, you can use a wet tile saw or a hacksaw.
  • Repeat this process until covers the whole backsplash area.
  • Once you finish the installation of the tiles it is time to grout. After the grouting, don’t forget to clean the excess with a dampened sponge.
  • Add caulk with the caulking gun to the gap between the countertop and the backsplash.

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ID# 173704 – Product BA1063 – Rustic Brown and Gray Slate Mosaic Tile

Stone Tile Backsplash Behind the Stove and Beige Granite Countertops

Thanks to their textured surface and stunning earthy color scheme, these rustic slate mosaic tiles are perfect for accent tiling! As you can see in this rustic kitchen, the slate subway tiles create a feature wall behind the stove. Enriched by a rough finish, the slate tile backsplash behind the stove complements the rustic appeal of the natural wood kitchen cabinets and beige granite countertops. The beige subway tiles cover the rest of the wall space between the cabinets and create a clean and classic look with a slight texture.

Can you paint a slate stone backsplash?

Yes, paint can definitely give your slate tile backsplash a fresh look! Stick to the cool kids, like latex or epoxy paints, though, as not all paints are up for this. But first, clear the dirt and debris from those tiles before you begin the artistic process. You have to start with a blank canvas, after all. And you know what? Primer is similar to the magic ingredient for even better outcomes! Put some sealer on it literally to seal the deal. It protects your paint job like a bodyguard, keeping it gorgeous and new.

How to clean slate backsplash?

Due to its nature, you might think that cleaning the slate tiles might be difficult but with these steps, it will be an easy task!

For daily routine, you can use mild dish soap and warm water. (Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners that can damage slate!) You can apply this mix with a soft sponge or cloth to avoid scratching. Once you clean all the surfaces, rinse with clean water and dry the tiles with a towel or soft cloth.

If you are working with stubborn stains, you can use a mix of water and hydrogen peroxide. Apply this mix with a spray bottle, leave it there for 10 minutes, and scrub it with a soft cloth.

Black Slate Tile Backsplash

Black color is the way to go if you are searching for something sophisticated. Whether you have a contemporary or farmhouse kitchen, you will be amazed by how a black backsplash will enhance the overall look. Since black tiles offer sleek and modern appeal, if you want to add some natural textured surfaces, then slate stone might be a perfect pair. Slate tiles are generally known for their rustic appearance but when this natural stone meets with the elegance of black, a black slate tile backsplash can also take on a quite modern look!

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ID# 173705 – Product BA1081 – Modern Black Long Subway Backsplash Tile

Black Shaker Cabinets with Vertical Tile Backsplash and Brass Hardware

Embraced by a honed finish and textured surface, this Textured Black Slate Backsplash Tile adds a touch of elegance while the long and slim shape and the vertical installation of these tiles create an ultra-modern appeal. The black shaker cabinets complement the modern sophistication of the tiles. The white quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances bring a bright and fresh look between the deep black shades. For a final touch, the brass cabinet hardware adds a warm sense with a dose of glam!

How to cut slate tiles?

A wet saw with a diamond blade will be the most effective tool to prevent cracking and minimize dust because it is a natural substance. When cutting slate, safety equipment is also very important! When all the tools are assembled, begin measuring the tiles to be cut and use a marker to draw distinct, visible cut lines on the slate. Slide the designated slate tile gently through the wet saw by pressing it up against the fence. To ensure a precise cut, take your time during this process! After cutting, examine the tile edges and, if necessary, smooth them with sandpaper.

Modern Slate Backsplash

The use of slate backsplashes is not restricted to rustic kitchens! They are welcomed in a wide range of contexts such as transitional, industrial and of course, modern kitchens. Since the slate stone has a distinctive attractiveness, merging this natural stone with a modern style is a perfect way to create timeless sophistication with a textural surface! To create a modern impact, you can go with larger tiles or more geometrical-shaped ones like hexagons.

white cabinets black countertop with slate subway backsplash tile BA1045

ID# 173706 – Product BA1045 – Modern Slate Subway Backsplash Tile

Modern Kitchen Design with White Cabinets and Black Range Hood

Larger slate tiles, like this Dark Gray Slate Subway Kitchen Backsplash Tile, can definitely help you reach your goal of giving your slate backsplash a more contemporary appearance! These dark gray tiles with their long and narrow shapes, put a contemporary spin on the traditional subway tile layout! The black range hood completes the upscale appearance and the white kitchen cabinets serve as a sleek backdrop for the backsplash tiles. The backsplash is highlighted and given an even more dramatic effect by the under-cabinet LED lights. The two-tiered kitchen island’s wood countertop breaks up the monochromatic color palette and adds coziness to the space.

How to grout slate backsplash?

Once you finish the installation of the tiles, it is time to grout the joints! Mix the grout with water according to the manufacturer’s direction. Spread it with a grout float by using diagonal movements and wait for it to dry. Don’t forget to clean the excess with a dampened sponge!

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Elongated Hexagon Tile Backsplash with White Cabinets and Countertops

Even though the slate tiles have a rough and textured surface that offers a rustic flair, the elongated hexagon shape of these tiles gives a modern twist and makes this mosaic a statement making piece! The unique appeal of these tiles is enriched with beautiful tonal variations of brown and gray. The white kitchen cabinets and white countertops provide a clean and plain look that allows the backsplash tiles to be the star of this show!

Is slate backsplash outdated?

Slate has a lovely aesthetic appeal at first glance! Adorned by a rustic charm and muted colors, the slate backsplash can significantly change how your kitchen looks overall. Although 4-inch slate backsplashes may seem outdated, you may achieve a more contemporary design by using slate tiles that cover the backsplash surface!

Slate and Glass Mosaic Backsplash

If you want a material that will never go out of style, slate stone is the way to go! What about combining this rustic charm with a modern glass look? A glass and slate tile backsplash with its harmonic balance of modern and rustic characteristics, may quickly give a wow element to your kitchen and enhance the overall design and mood!

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ID# 173709 – Product BA1026 – Slate and Glass Mosaic Backsplash Tile

Natural Wood Cabinets with Slate and Glass Mosaic Backsplash

If you are looking for a material that can instantly bring an eye-catching appeal to your kitchen, you will love our Rustic California Gold Slate Tile! Adorned by a variety of earthy colors, these slate tiles can be a perfect fit for your kitchen whether it is rustic, traditional, or modern! The small rectangular glass chips in burgundy color make a modern twist against the rustic flair of the slate and add a dose of glamour. The combination of natural wood cabinets and beige granite countertops perfectly complete the warm and inviting appeal of the tiles.

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Are slate tiles waterproof?

Although they aren’t totally waterproof, slate tiles are nonetheless regarded as water-resistant! Due to their innate capacity to tolerate water to some degree, these tiles can be used both indoors and outdoors. Although there is some moisture exposure on these tiles, you may still have a stain- and moisture-resistant surface by using a high-quality sealer.

Is slate expensive?

Since slate is a natural material, it can cost more than ceramic or porcelain tiles. The price of slate tiles can range from $5 to $20 or more per square foot but this price can vary on multiple factors such as the location, quality, size, and pattern complexity!

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