By far the most difficult installation of my career! The tiles are VERY uneven in spacing and thickness. Many tile came loose from the backer sheet and there was a fair amount of spalling of the stone. The thickness of the stones varies GREATLY so acheiving a smoother surface is IMPOSSIBLE and grouting is an exercise meant only for the very patient. Had I not been married to the customer for 26 years I would have sent it back! GOOD LUCK! In the end it looks cool, but very rustic. Probably more suited for a Colorado mountain cabin than a turn of the century traditional home.
I love the tile. But the installer is not in love. The tiles fall of the mesh. The pieces are not 12x12 so make sure you measure right. I had to order additional tile. If your order this you need to order additional tile as there is a match pattern . Aside from the tile being difficult to install, once down its gorgeous.
My installer said this was the hardest tile he had ever worked with - pieces falling off the mesh and such. But man-o-man is it absolutely beautiful now that it is installed. We "enhanced" sealed it and the colors are way darker than pictured which I liked since we had an espresso cabinet but if you are looking for light blue and soft grey's will be unhappy. If instead you are looking for dark blues/blacks and rusts you will be happy.