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Slate-like Tiles Made From Recycled Scrap Paper Laminate
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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

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Para – parallelogram-shaped tiles

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Para tiles laid out in a chevron pattern.

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Hex – hexagram-shaped tiles

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

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

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.