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publicat in: Living room // Publicata pe 02.05.2017

Natural slate and SKIN flexible slate veneer are usually used in interior design for apartments to create a bold and creative environment, yet subtle when it comes to colours (except, maybe, for the Multicolour Noisette product).

This article will show the wonderful qualities and applications of slate in reference to interior design. Functionally speaking, slate is extremely durable, waterproof, it does not stain from acidic liquids, it's easy to install, has strong adherence, which is very important for pavements.
Because of their neutral shade palette (Multicolour being the exception), slate tiles can be used to clad a living room wall and leave enough "space" to add colourful decor or furniture in greens, reds, black and greys. Still, we do not recommend cladding all the walls with the same type of stone. The effect could be quite claustrophobic. Choose one or a maximum of two accent walls. As you can see in the below image, choosing Mint Green brushed slate, although it can create a bit of a metallic effect can be a very good idea. Paired with paintings, a soft couch and a green plant, this type of slate can create a warm and modern interior. Don't forget lighting is key. And this type of slate can display many types of personality, depending on how light comes into play.

Brushed Mint Green slate

Horizontal cladding

Slate's amazing waterproof qualities make it a perfect choice for apartment design projects. It only needs to be sealed from time to time and it can provide a modern, minimalist look to any apartment. Its discreet texture that changes with the angle from which you look at it livens up the space. It works for the bathroom, living room or the hallway and complements simple, clean design projects.

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Brushed Nero slate

Another example of slate that is a perfect choice for minimalist projects is Red Wine slate, as you can see in the image below. Although its name implies a pink shade, it's also closer to a brownish colour. That is why it pairs well with cream, white or stainless steel objects (stainless steel is also a good fit for the Nero slate)

Brushed Rosie Wine slate

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Because apartments offer a smaller space, you should take into account even the smallest of details, because colour and texture play a very important role in making the place look bigger. For instance, a lot of people don't pay too much attention to the floor and use ceramic tiles, although slate is a far better choice due to its durability and aspect. The polished Silver slate is perfect for modern spaces and can be used for floor cladding in the living room, kitchen or balcony. If you opt for this, don't clad the walls with a stone that has a bold veiny pattern, because it will all be too much. The Multicolour Noisette slate is a good example of how natural stone can help warm up a room, giving it an antique, rustic appeal, in contrast with the Silver variety which is more suited for high tech, minimalist, cleaner projects.

Polished Silver slate

Multicolour Noisette slate

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For more suggestions about how to used natural stone call +40318.222.333, email us at export@piatraonline.com or, better yet, visit our showroom in 137A Teisani Street, District 1, Bucharest, Romania.

Apartment design: slate
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