Slate-like Tiles Made From Recycled Scrap Paper Laminate

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.



Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.