Although Slate-ish looks like slate, the material is actually made from layers of paper in resin. Instead of being "mined in another country and shipped from overseas," Slate-ish is produced in the Midwestern United States using scraps of paper-based composite, mostly Richlite and Paperstone left over from countertop installations-"sink cutouts, awkward shapes, or pieces that are too small." It's a sustainable tile dressed up as stone.
Lightweight Tiles Made from Richlite and Paperstone Scraps
Slate-ish tiles have other benefits too, starting with aesthetics. Available in six geometric shapes-Tri, Hex, Para, Square, Stud, and Strips-Slate-ish can be installed easily without grout or sealant. Most installations use a dry stack method, "leaving no space between the tiles." Soot, Chocolate, and Bark are the company's three standard colors, and each hue is rich and varied.
For specifying information, call 402-417-4913. To see all Slate-ish products, visit www.slate-ish.com.
About the Manufacturer: Slate-ish manufactures slate-like tiles made from recycled/reclaimed scrap material, mostly Richlite and Paperstone, which are created from layers of paper in resin. Slate-ish offers the look of real slate without the weight and with sustainability in mind. The company proudly manufactures in the United States in Lincoln, Nebraska.