A dense fine-grained metamorphic rock, Slate was formed when ancient seabeds, filled with sediments of clay and shale, were pushed upwards by collisions between the continents. It is an extremely durable tile whose beautiful color variations indicate the presence of minerals such as iron oxide. All slate exhibits clear clefting along parallel planes which gives it a unique, streaming texture - a particularly dramatic statement in even the finest of homes.
Natural stone coloration is inherently variable. Color samples shown are representational only. Contact your American Olean® representative for actual product samples prior to selection.
Autumn Mist S772, Brazil Multicolor S275, California Gold S700, Indian Multicolor S771, Mongolian Spring S781 and Sunset Glory S775 contain deposits of minerals and iron, that may react to moisture. Stone bleeding or rusting is a common example of this. These stones should not be used in installations where they would be exposed to standing, run off water or too much humidity. A sealer is strongly recommended but will not prevent the chemical reaction from happening. Please contact your sealer manufacturer for information about products than can protect the stone from moisture exposure.
Brazil Black S762, Brazil Gray S201, Brazil Green S761, Copper S776, Golden Sun S783, Golden Sun Pattern Flagstone S783, & Golden Sun Versailles Pattern S783 might contain dry seams, pits, fossils and glass veins that are filled at the factory or during installation. These voids can sometimes lose their fillings and should be refilled as part of normal maintenance.
Brazil Black S762, Brazil Gray S201, Brazil Green S761 have a low shade variation.