My house floors are covered in twelve-inch square slabs of slate. There are hundreds of them all the way from the front door throughout the house, onto the porch, on the walkway into the pergola. All slate and each piece different. I am accustomed to looking at the patterns. It occurred to me today that the patterns would be a nice texture for something. For you guys who use textures in your art and photography, their textures and colors might be useful. I chose the slates with the most pattern and color here. There are lots of monochrome, less patterned ones too. If you like the idea and don’t have slate floors, any flooring company or brick yard should have them. Take a spray bottle of water along since the pieces you find may be dull and dusty. These photos were shot after a rain at night so they have distracting light reflections that wouldn’t be a problem in daylight.