Change the look of a wall or floor with these white porcelain mosaic tiles, which feature an elegant glazed white finish. Backed by mesh mounting, the tiles are easy to install. Since the tiles are impervious, they can be used indoors and outdoors....more
We selected a pearl gray grout to compliment this tile for a vintage look. We were a little concerned that the tile may be too modern for our taste, but the look of the tile changes pretty dramatically with a grout other than white. We used these tile in a powder room with a pedestal sink and it turned out lovely. The installer commented that they were simple to install and he had very little waste with the project.
I was looking for something a little different thatn the usual mosaic and pattern looks that are so popular today. These are very fun. The shipment came very quickly. The assembley was relatively easy but we had to use a tile nipper to cut the tiles by hand...they are too small to use a wet saw to cut them. But once we got the hang of it, that extra step went quickly. We used a darkish gray for the grout and it looks really modern and cool.
First, what you really need to know: the description of this product left me wondering whether each sheet of tile had a variety of sheens and finishes, for some sort of random mosaic effect I was NOT interested in. That is not the case. They are completely uniform. In the best of all worlds, I would have wanted them perfectly flat and matte (unglazed) looking, which is really true to type for a historic tile floor. These are very slightly domed, with a high-shine glaze. But you don't get a custom look without custom prices :). You seriously can't beat the price on these - the big orange store has about the same price per square foot (a few cents less), but doesn't have them in stores and charges plenty to ship them. Overstock's shipping charges are the best around. And with that rock-bottom shipping price, they arrived at my house in about three days - several weeks before the contractors! No damage, even the boxes are in perfect condition. So far the contractors have laid two sheets, and they look fantastic on the floor, too. Best buy on penny-round tile I've seen, and a quality product.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? true color
Please tell us about the quality of the product. seems great so far
How accurate was the on site description of the product? not inaccurate, but slightly confusing
I had this tile professionally installed as part of my kitchen back-splash and they had a difficult time getting it to not look wavy. Grouting made it look less wavy. Recommend using a mortar/thin set that is not a quick dry variety. It seemed that the installers were complaining a lot about their mortar drying too fast to move/adjust the tile. Also, step back and look at your lines to make sure it is aligned properly.
Other than that, it looks fabulous. I had found grey penny-round tiles at another site and made horizontal bands of grey then white then grey again. With white grout, it looks great.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
How is the quality of the product? high
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
I absolutely love this tile ~ we used it on the floor in our 1920's home. I love that we were able to recreate the art-deco look without paying out the nose. In the case I wouldn't like it, I also ordered white penny round tile from a large home improvement retailer and paid a good amount more ~ both orders arrived the same day, from the same warehouse...form the same manufacturer! I returned the other, got all my money back and am even happier for ordering here.
I am only giving 4 stars because, like the other reviews, our contractor did struggle to lay the tile perfectly. They even had to pull a portion up and start over, but looks great now. Be sure to discuss the type of tile you want to lay with whomever will be laying it before you order!
Tile is tricky to judge online. Although the dimensions were what I was going for, it was a lot shinier than I expected and I keep thinking they look like Mentos candies. The white is very white so although I was going to use dark grout, I decided to go with a gray which did turn out nice. Tthe tile was shipped fast, well packed, not a single broken sheet in any box.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
This tile looks so gorgeous in our bathroom. It is such a classic, timeless style and at a price that does not break the bank. Delivery was almost instantaneous without my requesting overnight or express delivery. The only caveat with these tile sheets is that you have to play with them a bit to avoid seeing the seams or lines where two sheets meet. My contractor used snippers to cut off a few tiles around the edges of the sheets and then reapplied them to "break up" the lines. But he probably should have done a little more of that, as I can still see the pattern in a few spots. BUT -- That issue is not a problem with the tile, It's a problem with my contractor not being experienced enough in bathroom tile applications (and a problem with me for not riding him a little harder to be more of a perfectionist in his work). Normally he subcontracts tile work out to a dedicated tile guy. To save money, we had him do the installation himself. So... our fault. You get what you pay for, blah blah blah. I want to stress, there is nothing wrong with this tile. It really is BEAUTIFUL. It's just a little challenging to work with. If there were a way to attach a photo of the finished project, I would. It's so lovely (even with the occasional unbroken line).
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact match
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
Love these tiles! Ordered them on a holiday MOnday, they were here by Wednesday and installed by Friday. They look fabulous, extremely well packaged, only one or two cracked pennies per box, and easy to replace. Great buy, cheaper than what I found at tile stores, but same quality.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very similar
Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
The matting for the sheets of tile was so oddly matched that it was impossible for our professional tiler to align them correctly on the floor. He had to piece in several places because the sheets were crooked. There was no way he could use a pale grout (which is what I wanted) because the flaws in matching would have been too obvious.
The shipping was very fast, the pictures are accurate, and I still love the look of the penny tile. But I am very disappointed in the shabby mismatched matting.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly right.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Thin but as the picture showed.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fine.
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