Looking for something really unique and cool looking to cover any of your interior surfaces but don’t want to go the typical tile route? Slate-ish gives you the look of actual slate but it’s made from recycled and reclaimed scraps of paper-laminate materials.

They take scraps from countertop manufacturers around the United States and cut the material into six shapes that can be used as a backsplash, fireplace surrounds, feature walls, ceilings, and pretty much any other surface you can think of. The tiles are super lightweight making them a great option for vertical walls and ceilings.

Above: Tri – triangular-shaped tiles


Para – parallelogram-shaped tiles


Para tiles laid out in a chevron pattern.


Hex – hexagram-shaped tiles


Stud – a 2″ x 4″ tile (You know, like the end of a 2×4 in the building industry that’s used for studs.)


Strips – mimics the look of natural stone. All tiles are 1″ tall and vary in length.