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More luxurious than your run-of-the-mill chalkboard paint, this slate tile wall in a penthouse apartment in Andorra also doubles as a floor to ceiling chalkboard. And when the chalkboard fad fades, they'll still have an elegant natural stone tiled wall to enjoy...

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While traditional chalkboards are made from smooth slate, we like the natural texture in these tiles — especially the checkered pattern their varied tones and sizes produce. We could imagine this on a smaller scale — even just a few individual tiles — adding rich (and functional!) texture around the home.

See more of the Andorra Penthouse here.