Evocative of the natural metamorphic rock thousands of years in the making, Black Slate Split-Face brings natural vibes to any roomscape in which it is installed.
Natural slate construction
Split-face mosaic effect in tile format
Riven surface texture
A modern take on an ancient style, Black Slate Split-face Mosaic is wash with organic vibes yet somehow manages to envelop those in an ultra-modern form. Split Face mosaics are a great way to bring wall spaces to life thanks to their striking, randomised appearance. Consisting of natural slate strips cut to varying lengths, widths, and depths, these tiles really bring character to a room, regardless of where they’re installed.Constructed from natural slate, these tiles bring the aesthetics of split-face mosaics into a handy, easy to install single tile form factor, meaning that instilling your interiors with the same look as found in the most up-to-date bars, restaurants, and hotels, is easy. As these tiles are porous and do not require grouting, it’s advisable that this tile is not used in showers or areas exposed to direct water.
Natural Stone requires sealing to protect from staining. For a natural appearance, we recommend LTP Mattstone or Mapei Stain Protector W. For a more intense colour, we recommend LTP Colour Intensifier or Mapei Colour Intensifier S.
What is the best way to cut these tiles, would it be with a standard tile cutter and water,
Our advice: We would advise cutting with a diamond-tipped wet wheel cutter.
What makes the slate no good for outdoors?
Our advice: The reason is that the tile is produced in a way that usually for aesthetic reasons isn't grouted. For that reason the project wouldn't be water right, over time water will seep behind the tiles and gradually work away at the adhesive. There is also potential for the water that gets behind the tiles to freeze and expand causing the tiles to pop off the substrate.
Best thing for cleaning and sealing these tiles?
Our advice: We would advise sealing with our Stoneplus - 1 Ltr - Colour Enhancing Stain Protector SKU: 430675 and cleaning with Cleaner Pro 1 Ltr - Professional Maintenance for Surfaces SKU: 430655.
Hi What adhesive would you recommend to mount these?
Our advice: We would advise adhering these tiles with Keraflex Maxi S1 Grey Slow Setting Adhesive 20kg SKU: 1202620
Hi, are these tiles suitable to use behind a log burner fire place?
Our advice: Yes, this tile is suitable for use behind a log burner.
Can these split face tiles be used outdoors??
Our advice: Thank you for your enquiry. We would not recommend these tiles for use outdoors. As these tiles are porous and do not require grouting, itâ€™s advisable that this tile is not used anywhere that may come into contact with direct water. Many Thanks.