Product Details / Technical Specs

Slate-ish is made from paper-laminate composite materials. These solid core laminates are made from layers of paper and resin, which is heated and pressed. These materials are normally used for countertop applications in residential and commercial projects, and anything from skate board ramps to bathroom partitions. 
We source scrap material from manufacturers and fabricators to make Slate-ish. The sink cutouts, awkward shapes, or pieces that are too small to be used in normal applications become useful as our raw material. 
A note on the"back" of Slate-ish tile: Because we take in reclaimed material that comes in cut-up sheets, there is sometimes a surface to Slate-ish that is the former "face" of the reclaimed sheets! This former "face" becomes the BACK of our tile! This can be any color, patterned, or even wood grain print, and is smooth to the touch. It does not affect the look or performance of the tile, and is meant to be hidden.

Tile Specifications:

 
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  • Standard Tile dimensions: 1.5” x up to 13” random length
    Standard Tile thickness: 1/16” to 1/2”. The thickest tiles make up to 20% of each case
    Weight: 1.25 lbs per SF average

  • XL Tile dimensions: 3” x up to 24” random length
    XL Tile thickness: 3/16” to 5/8”. There is less difference in thickness in the XL Tiles
    Weight: 1.5 lbs per SF average

  • Case Size:
    20 Square Foot

  • All of our coatings are water-based (Asphalt, Chalk, Limestone, Rustic)
    Earth is un-coated, raw material

  • Custom Size and Colors available by quote

  • Our Corner Pieces come pre-cut and ready to finish off your corners!
    These pieces are miter cut and paired for fast and easy installation.

    Available in both Standard 1.5” and 3” XL, and as Loose Pieces or with a Peel & Stick backing. Each pair of mitered pieces will have different “leg” lengths, so they can be installed to either side of the corner and not line up improperly with the pieces below!

    Each Case is 10 linear feet of coverage, and is approximately 8SF.


Slate-ish Formats:

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Loose Pieces - which means you receive a box that has individual tile pieces.
We recommend Clear 100% Silicone adhesive (sold at your local hardware store) for installation.
Our Loose Tiles are best for small projects, and offer the most flexibility for tight spaces. Tiles can even be overlapped during installation, eliminating the need for cutting!

Peel & Stick - gives you a mess-free, super fast installation.
We apply 2 rows of Standard size tile or a single XL tile to a double-sided acrylic foam adhesive. This adhesive covers the center 1.75” of the panel or tile, and leaves part of the back of the panel bare so they can be placed at an angle out from the wall on the row below. This allows placement of the panel without it sticking before you are ready.
The adhesive tape has excellent quick-stick adhesion with high shear properties for secure bonding. Adheres well to textured and irregular surfaces. High temperature resistance.


Suitable Applications:

  • Interior, dry locations

  • Commercial or Residential

  • Vertical Walls or Ceilings such as:
    Feature Walls, Reception Areas, Fireplace Surrounds, Entry Way, Stairwell, Man Cave, Basement

Sourcing:

Our material comes from 2 different manufacturers of compact laminate sheets.

Wilsonart -
We get this material both as sheet drops from fabricators and manufacturer scrap

  • Made in the USA

  • 11.6 - 13.8% recycled content (pre-consumer)

  • ASTM E84 Class B Fire Rating
    Flame Spread 55-60, Smoke Development 165-250

  • Greenguard Certification

  • Earth is the raw color of this material, and all color blends are made from this source

Richlite -
This material is difficult to find as scrap, and we will use virgin material if scrap is unavailable

  • Made in the USA

  • 65% FSC-certified Paper Content

  • ASTM E84 Class A Fire Rating
    Flame Spread 25, Smoke Development 40

  • Moisture Absorption - 1.55% by weight

  • Greenguard Certification

  • Soot is the raw color of this material, Pitch is a coated version