5 Ways to Use Split Face Slate Tiles in Your Home

Split face slate tiles have rapidly become a popular choice for homeowners seeking to add contemporary appeal to their property without breaking the bank.

Slate cladding is created using slithers of slate that is glued together and mounted on a board. It costs a fraction of the cost of large slate tiles and is much easier to install, too.

At Nustone, we sell a range of natural stone cladding; however, it’s our split face slate tiles that come up trumps every time.


Contemporary Hallway

Long hallways and reception areas can easily feel bland if they rely on a single shade of paint or one type of tile. In such areas, add black slate cladding, which you can contrast against a polished natural stone tile floor in a neutral tone, to add texture and interest.

To take advantage of the multi-faceted appeal of natural stone cladding, use subtle wall lights that disperse light from both the top and bottom. This type of lighting will highlight the stone’s colours.


Kitchen Splashback with Style

If rustic charm is your bag, rustic copper split face slate tiles make an excellent kitchen splashback, especially when set off against dark wood. When lit appropriately, the medley of rich tones within the stone can even make a space looker bigger.

To complete your country-chic design, use rustic copper slate floor tiles.


Feature Wall

Living areas are often four white walls, or three and a large window. But how do you add further interest to a room?

Rustic copper split face slate tiles are the ideal addition to an otherwise minimal room. As with any room in your home, you can use natural stone cladding to add texture and colour to a wall. This style of decor is especially striking when set against a large-format stone floor or traditional wooden boards, bringing the outside in.

For the full effect, furnish your room with complementing beige and grey upholstery.


Rustic Fireplace

If your living area has a fireplace, you need not worry about creating another feature wall as the chimney breast is already an eye-catcher.

Clad your chimney breast with black or grey split face slate tiles to add texture to your room and hint at traditional features that your modern build may otherwise be lacking. When using dark slate cladding, always fill a room with light furnishings to stop the space from feeling dark.

Before you buy, read our quick guide to installing natural stone cladding on fireplaces.


Barely-there Bathroom

Photo by Peter Vincent Architects 

Nothing says modern more than a barely-there bathroom that hints at nature’s beauty.

In your bathroom, use black slate cladding as a complement to a dark wood countertop and natural stone basin. Spotlights and under-counter lighting is a fantastic way to add depth to an otherwise minimal room.

Use matching tiles in your wet room or shower to bring the room together.


Ready to give your home a makeover? Explore our range of natural stone cladding, including our best-selling split face slate tiles.


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