Awesome. Overstock sent me the tiles and the teak bath mats in a flash and right to my door. Believe me nothing gets right to my door here in rural Norway! Awesome American style service stretching to Europe! Psyched about this as I miss the comforts of home :)
There are plenty of ways to be period accurate, or differentiate your hex tile project from "the masses," but there's also an entire industry which is capitalizing on the "period" look resurgence, with excessive pricing to match. This is a rational entry level product which provides an economically and visually sound result for the common man. Fit and finish were excellent, and if your sub-surface prep is up to snuff, you can get a professional level DIY result without the wallet pain of higher-priced alternatives. We chose a consumer available epoxy grout product in a beige color for good contrast with the white tile, and had no difficulty cleaning the grout haze from the finished tile surface. The final result has excellent feel under feet, is easy to clean, and isn't too slippery. Radiant floor heat doesn't hurt any, either . . .
We laid the tile with a white grout. This was a bit of a communication breakdown. The product has consistent spacing and could really use a light gray to medium gray grout (depending on the surrounding decor). Bright white is good for hiding imperfections in the spacing, but that really wasn't needed. GET. Good Enough Tile.
My husband installed the tile and said it was not at all difficult. We wanted a few scattered snowflakes on the bathroom floor and ordered the the white snowflake (1 box), same description, same manufacturer. The white of these tiles looked more of an antique white. So we cut out the snowflakes and cut the same pattern in the all-white tiles and dropped the snowflakes in the white tile. It was easy because of the mesh backing. Since we only used seven of them, it was not very time consuming. It looks fantastic!! We couldn't be happier!
This was my first tile job and, in hindsight, it really insn't a beginner's product. Of the three boxes I bought, two were perfect, and one had eight out of ten sheets with blemishes. Although disappointing, it was easy enough to pop those tiles off the backing and replace the spaces with other tiles. I used 1/4" cement backerboard with grid lines, white mortar, and grey unsanded grout. The result is lovely, but it was so much work. The mortar seeps through the mesh, which all has to be dug out, tile by tile, prior to mortaring. The grey mortar was a good choice; it shows contrast with the white, but doesn't emphasize the occasional unevenness of grout lines. Having backerboard with inch lines helps a lot, but it is still very easy to get unevenness when joining two sheets. Cutting tiles with nibbling tool worked well. I tiled a very small bathroom. I lifted the toilet and tiled underneath which left the flange too short. I did call a plumber to reset the toilet. He used both a flange extender and a jumbo wax ring. All in all I'm pleased with the result, but the work and expense has been much more than I anticipated.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? Two of the three boxes were perfect; on box had eight out of ten sheets with blemishes.
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
I think these are a very nice quality, but decided to go with a different product. Therein lies the rub: Two boxes of tile cost $*** but return shipping will cost about $**! I was quite shocked and spent a considerable amount of time with the representative to try to work out a better solution. A return shipping label for each box of tile would deduct almost $** from my refund and having *** pick them up cost another $**. I don't drive so*** pick up is a necessity, not a luxury. Instead throwing these away will add$*** to the cost of my project!
We bought these for our retro guest bath. With dark grey grout they look really nice. We had them installed, but I don't think they ran into any problems with messed up tiles or anything. They look good in our bathroom and would recommend.
This is the second bathroom that I have used this tile as a part of a remodeling project. It's very period appropriate for my 1912 house. Easy to install; once by my husband and once by a contractor. Both look great. I like the gray grout as it will be easier to keep clean.
I've always wanted a "Victorian" style bathroom, and what better tiles for the floor. They are a perfect compliment to the beadboard, and europian sink. I had my contactor install them. He agreed with the reviewer that they were a little challenging as they did shift around and he was able to do a perfect job with them. I love them and the overall look. The quality was better then I expected.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the tile color was a perfect match to the discription
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the tiles were great, there were not broken or missing pieces
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? the description was very accurate.
Great product. Added wonderful classic look to our not so classic bathroom. Feels warm, antique and stylish now.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? just right
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? right on
Very pleased. Installed on bathroom floor. Gave us the antique look we were after. Color was white as described.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Arrived quickly and as described. Easy to install. Good quality and looks great in my bathroom!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? nice bright white
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate