Rated 3.2 out of 5¬†by 9
Rated 5 out of 5¬†by CarolineG Gorgeous natural slate tiles
I have just had this tile laid in my kitchen and bathroom and can highly recommend it as the perfect way to add a natural feel to a fairly clinical space.
The natural colour changes in the tiles are stunning. The only problem is with the grouting as the edges of the tiles are quite rough and on some tiles it is more noticeable than others.
30 March 2016
Rated 2 out of 5
¬†by Verified Reviewer Definitely not Black or Square! Nice, just not what it says it is!
Ordered Honed Black Slate having used Topps Caliberated Riven Slates several times before. The order was more complex than it should have been due to their website not actually confirming stock before but still offering next day delivery - the guys in my local store (Swindon) however did a great job to rescue the situation on delivery.
I have fitted multiple natural stone floors previously but I have been really disappointed but these. There are some gorgeous patterns and tones but they not NOT Black! They are not even Grey, they are mainly blues and we also have some Biege tones. A nice tonal mix but they not NOT Black and shouldn't be listed as such. This is not just a question of it being a natural product this is poor quality control, for a product that's currently twice the price of the calibrated slates.
Thickness is quite consistent, varying by 3-4mm so they take some bedding up but that was expected. They are however quite different sizes, the smallest being 296mm and the largest being 304mm, an 8mm difference when you'd usually use a 4-6mm grout joint on these is a LOT and it makes laying them tricky and they are difficult to trim.
I wouldn't order these again, but I would go with the calibrated riven slates which we've had previously and despite the bedding up required look much better and are a much more consistent finish.
14 August 2015