We purchased this tile for our small powder room remodel. The tile arrived unbroken and packaged well just a few days after we ordered. Like any tile installation, it requires initial setup to get started such as laying out spacing of the sheets. My husband was able to install this in a few hours on a Saturday and we grouted it the next day. We had a couple of spacing issues, but mainly because our house is very old and none of the rooms are square. We had initially chosen a dark grey grout, but ended up going with a light grey grout to minimize the spacing issues between a couple of the tiles. It turned out great and looks like it is original to the house with a great vintage style. I really like the finish, not matte so it would be porous, but not glossy either, more like an eggshell finish. Would recommend.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was good
When the tiles first arrived I thought they looked good...initially my only disappointment was the tile tops were rounded (I prefer a sharper more squared-off tile). However, when my tile layer was done laying these in my very small bathroom he said to me, "I'll never do these ever again! These took twice as long as I had planned!" The tiles are not equal in size, the sections they come in are all different, etc. My tiles had to be taken off the mesh and nearly all laid as separate one-inch tiles. Talk about labor intensive! They look good once laid; but I credit that 100% to a perfectionist tile setter.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Inconsistent, poorly constructed
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
I wish I had heeded the advice of fellow reviewers “youngdiyers” and “godgal.” I was at the last leg of a 6 month Remodel of a never updated 50 year old home. I have a GREAT tiler, and needed a matte small hex for the beautiful doorless (therefore VISABLE) shower floor, and all that I could find at local retailers was marble which was NOT what I wanted. I must admit these looked BEAUTIFUL coming out of the box, And they are a wonderful non-slip surface, but THAT’S where the fun ended. They chip easily, so cutting the sheets was a nightmare. What's worse, the tiler stopped after one row to explain that the glue holding the tile in place on the back sheet was of inadequate quality to withstand the moisture from the quickset and therefore melted, and the tiles floated off the backing and began to dance around. This is a particular problem in a shower which must be graded (sloped) to accomodate drainage to the outflow. After we discussed our options (and the fact that matte hex tiles were hard to find) he agreed to do his best, but as the pictures indicate, the slope won! He had to individually lay many of the tiles, but he'd return to an area to see that they had shifted AND set-up as he worked nearby on the saw. The result is that I HATE the floor of this otherwise STUNNING shower and know I will need to spend a lot of money one day soon to tear out and replace all of this tile. What should have been a 1-2 day job took him 7, and he was too kind to charge me the difference though I did add to his compensation. What’s worse, I too chose a deep gray grout in the miles of tile in this room, and seeing the uneven gaps we realized a light grout would camouflage some of those spacing inconsistencies, but since it was the final area of the job, and adjacent tub and dividing wall tile were already grouted in the dark color we were committed. The dark grout also showed in detail how brittle the tile was and how badly it chipped in the cutting process. My best advice is NOT to use this, but that if you must, ONLY do so if you are doing a small and regularly shaped area, a countertop perhaps, and if you can keep all cuts to an absolute minimum-- AND use light grout. See attached photos of spacing issues and areas where grout embedded in chipped areas thus now show up looking like dirt particles. RESULT: The $$$$ mistake with projected replacement costs, which undermines all of the savings I have gotten from OVERSTOCK in the last 2 years!
Just what I was looking for in my kitchen renovation. I was impressed with the packaging and the short length of time they took to arrive. I wish Overstock offered tile edging that matched but I'm sure I'll work something out! Definitely worth the money.