Slate Tiles for Inside & Outside Your Home

At Garden State Soapstone, we see beautiful applications of slate in homes every day. Slate tiles especially add a rustic, but high-end element to your home with durability and easy maintenance.

Benefits of Slate Tile

Slate not only provides a great contrast to the ever-popular white kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, but these tiles look great and last for years. With timeless natural stone, you may change the color of your cabinets, but slate will always be in style.

Underfloor Heating

Because of the heat retaining properties of slate, these tiles make a great choice for underfloor heating. No matter the application, the tiles will keep your toes warm and make the room warm, as well!


One of the reasons we love slate for countertops is the non-porous, non-staining properties. But that makes it great for tiling inside and outside your home, as well. Whether you use the tile in an entryway or a shower, slate will hold up to the wear and tear of daily water exposure.

Anti-Bacterial for Easy Maintenance

All you need to clean slate tile is water and soap. If you’re trying to keep your home toxin-free and sustainable, these make a great choice. No need to use harsh chemicals, since the tile will repel any bacteria.

Any scratches can be removed with slate oil or fine (110 or 120 grit) sandpaper. Because the stone is so hard, you can’t damage it. Test the sandpaper and apply oil on top to repair any scratches.

Slate Tile Inside Your Home

While you may be picturing slate tiles for home exteriors, they give you the same benefits inside your home. 


Slate flooring adds significant value to your home as a higher-end natural stone option, and it makes a statement in any space. These tiles also hold up for years and years of use, only looking better with age. In fact, some homeowners choose an aged, tumbled slate to move along the aging process. With a variety of color options, you’ll find the perfect option for your home.

Entryway: Your entryway sees the most wear and tear of your home with dirty shoes, mud, water, and snow getting tracked in throughout the seasons. Durable slate is easy to clean and stands up to water damage, so your investment looks beautiful for years.

Slate Tiles for Inside & Outside Your Home

Kitchen: Looking for that farmhouse style with upscale materials? Slate has subtle veining and texture for a rustic, but elegant element for your kitchen. You’ll love the easy maintenance and variety of tile sizes to make it right for your style.

Slate Tiles for Inside & Outside Your Home

Bathroom: Combine slate tile with underfloor heating in your bathroom for warm toes when you step out of the shower. The tile radiates heat throughout the space and makes for easy cleanup.

Slate Tiles for Inside & Outside Your Home


Another popular application of slate tile is in the shower. While some homeowners and designers are leaning towards the dark grey or black slate for trending showers, the brown variations give a luxurious, natural spa feel for your bathroom.

Exterior Slate Tiles

Slate is more and more common for walkways and patios, but their durability and elegance can’t be overstated.


Slate walkways look beautiful in both the straight-edged tile design, or a more rustic and whimsical flagstone option. Either way, you add curb appeal and a durable walkway to the entrance of your home.

Slate Tiles for Inside & Outside Your Home


For outdoors, slate remains a popular option for patios in many homes. Because it’s a natural stone, it holds up well to the elements. Debris from leaves and trees don’t leave behind stains, and each year it looks better than the year before. If you’re spending more time outside than usual this fall, you might want to upgrade your patio with slate tiles. 

Pickup a Sample

Ready to see if slate tile is the right choice for your home? Visit the showroom at Garden State Soapstone & Slate to pick up tile samples and start dreaming of the perfect space. We also carry beautiful slate coasters for use around your home.

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