I used the dark grey tiles for a small 2nd floor balcony (6' x 6'). We needed flooring that drains well, and can be temporarily removed for structural maintenance. The finished balcony looks very attractive and I've already recommended the product to my neighbors. The space is exactly 6' so I was concerned about how easy it would be to snap the tiles together with no extra space on the edges to work with. Fortunately, while assembly was more difficult than, say, doing a jigsaw puzzle, it was less difficult than assembling an entertainment console. The tiles are heavy of course, which means once a row is built, you can't easily just scoot them over a few inches. So for a large project you will need to plan the pattern for how to lay down the tile and may need to undo and restart a couple of times - but that's a logistical problem and not unique to these tiles (I had to restart and taking up the tile was not difficult).
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good match - the dark flecks are slightly more contrasting than in the photo. But I'd recommend everyone always request the free sample tile just to be sure for themselves.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good overall even appearance in texture and color. Machining of edges is uniform (no cracks or odd pieces). Plastic backing is fairly easy to work with and held up during the assembly process. One construction issue - the 4" granite squares are held in place in the larger foot square tile with hard plastic edges that fit into grooves cut into the side of the granite. This seems to hold the pieces in place well enough, but on some tiles the plastic backing is warped - its unclear if its the plastic that was not formed properly or the groove was cut out of alignment. Those tiles were all usable, (and there's no harm to appearance) but they were a little more difficult to get to line up and snap into place.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes