Continental Slate ™ ColorBody™ Porcelain

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THE NEW AMERICAN HOME 2009 Photo features Asian Black 3x3 mosaic and Egyptian Beige 12 x 12 field tile on the floor.

The intriguing colors and cleft surface of Continental Slate are a near perfect recreation of natural slate. Its inspired tones have a high degree of shade variation, so they complement practically any decor. Made of porcelain, Continental Slate is not only durable enough for kitchens, baths, and living areas, it can also be used in demanding outdoor and commercial environments


  • Strong random shading enhances the natural beauty of this product. To achieve optimal results, tile should be selected from multiple cartons and shading arrangement planned prior to installation.

  • Special care should be taken when grouting with dark pigmented colors. A grout release is recommended to prevent finely powdered pigments from lodging in the pores of the tile surface. Use of a latex modified thin-set is recommended for installation.

Tile Thickness:
5/16" Field tile, 1/4" for Mosaics
Relative Pricing:
Grout Joint
3/16" for Field tile, 1/16" for Wall, 1/8" for Mosaics
Shade Variation:
Random (V4)
  D.C.O.F. Moisture Breaking   Chemical Abrasion
Wet Absorption Strength MOH's Resistance Resistance
  Floor  > 0.42 < 0.5%  >275 lbs 8 Resistant N/A
  Mosaic  > 0.42 < 3.0%  >250 lbs 8 Resistant N/A

A DCOF value of > 0.42 is the standard for tiles specified for level interior spaces expected to be walked upon when wet, as stated in ANSI A137.1-2012, Section 9.6. For more information about DCOF and the DCOF AcuTest™, click here or visit the Tile Council of North America's website:

Floor Applications
Target DCOF wet Suitable
Dry & Level - Interior n/a  
Wet & Level - Interior ≥ 0.42  
Commercial Dining Areas ≥ 0.50  
Exterior Applications; Pool Decking & Other Wet Areas with Minimal Footwear ≥ 0.60  
Covered Exterior ≥ 0.60  
Ramps & Inclines ≥ 0.65  
Other Applications
Pool Linings  


  • Suitable for freezing and non-freezing climates when proper installation methods are followed.

Size     Shape
3 x 3 Mosaic
(12 x 24 Sheet)

(2 7/8" x 2 7/8")
(7.5 cm x 7.5 cm)
Pieces Per Carton: 11
SQFT: 22.00
(1' x 2' sheets)
Made to Order
  3" x 3" Mosaic<br />  (12" x 24" Sheet)
4 x 12 Decorative

(4” x 11-13/16”)
(10.0 cm x 30.0 cm)
Pieces Per Carton: 10
5/16" thick
  4" x 12" Decorative<br />  Border
6 x 6 Field Tile
(5-13/16” x 5-13/16”)
(14.7 cm x 14.7 cm)
Pieces Per Carton: 44
SQFT: 11
5/16" thick
  6" x 6" Field Tile
12 x 12 Field Tile
(11-13/16” x 11-13/16”)
(30.0 cm x 30.0 cm)
Pieces Per Carton: 15
SQFT: 15.0
5/16" thick
  12" x 12" Field Tile
18 x 18 Field Tile
(17-13/16” x 17-13/16”)
(45.2 cm x 45.2 cm)
Pieces Per Carton: 18
SQFT: 15.75
5/16” thick
  18" x 18" Field Tile
Description   Shape Number Size Shape
Cove Base   S-36C9T 6 x 12 Cove Base S-36C9T - 6" x 12"
Outside Cove Corner   SC-36C9T 1 x 6 Outside Cove Corner SC-36C9T - 1" x 6"
Bullnose   S-43C9 3 x 12 Bullnose S-43C9 - 3" x 12"


  • Cove base and floor bullnose trim are intended to coordinate with floor tile in the standard 90-degree installation position.