This was the easiest file, I've ever installed, but it does have a pattern and you need to lay it out very carefully. this is the first time, I've put in an entire floor and never used the tile saw. It has 3 main shapes and if the piece is too big or too little, just pull it out and put in another size. I grouted it in Delorean Gray and it was stunning, but I wish I'd gone one shade darker in the gray. It looks exactly like lapis luzali when done. I put it in a bathroom, with white walls and fixtures and used a shower curtain like a sail of a boat and it is stunning. It looks like water. It's a very thin tile, but sturdy. Love it!
The tile is beautiful! But there are a few problems. The tiles are attached to the backing way too close, so close they are touching each other! There is no way to get mortar between them. Without mortar it can not be sealed. Be prepared to remove each and every tile and place each one individually on your floor. Also, this tile is much thinner than your usual tile. I placed my Blue tile in the shower and had it flowing out into the rest of the bathroom between the other tile, had to build up 3 layers of thinset to get it to the same level as the regular tile. A lot of work, but very pretty.
We bought this tile for our kids bathroom floor--very funky and fun and many people have complimented it--they love it as well. My hubbie has been doing tile for many years but some choice words were flying out of his mouth during this install due to the jagged edges of the border. One and only complaint I have is that when you piece it together and stand back-look at it from farther away-- you can see where the tiles come together because they don't piece together perfectly--I am a bit critical though I will admit, but you definitely don't see it when you are in the bathroom just looking down at it. The swirliness on the actual stones is subtle but beautiful. We did a grey grout and it looks awesome. Just a tip if you are doing this yourself, be prepared with nippers to cut up some of the scrap pieces and manually put them in along the straight edges so there aren't big gaps.
We grouted these cobalt blue tiles with black epoxy grout our shower floor. It looks like water running over stones in a brook when in use. Looks like a masterpiece when it's dry. It's too bad I can't post pictures. Every picture I saw online of this tile was grouted white. I felt it just didn't quite look right. I'm so happy with the finished look. I was skeptical about ordering tile to be shipped. I bought two boxes. Only one small tile piece was loose. Phenomenal that they made it so well intact.