I have used only a few of these to make a mat outside the garage door onto my lanai. They were easy to put together, and are a great dirt catcher. With two dogs and a sandy yard, there is still tracking into the house, but it's much less now. The rough surface of the lanai has kept the 3ft. by 4ft. section in place - no slipping around, which is great for safety. The surface is not slippery to walk on, either, even after a rain. I am planning to use the rest to make a shower "floor" for an outdoor shower, also on the lanai. I may order more as I come up with uses for them. I like them that much. One suggestion - having some strips to finish the edges would make it look more completed. As it is, two sides look like I still have more to be added on.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy, but wish there were pieces available for "finishing"
Installed this over my entire ~1800 sq/ft concrete in-ground pool deck. It stretches fence-to-house-to-pool edge (with some space for heat expansion) as one completely uniform floating floor. Made my pool edge cuts (complex curve) and fence cuts (straight) with a scroll saw. Covered the rough edge pool cuts with slit soaker hose and secured with small plastic tie wraps through the tile drainage holes. Pros: 1. Cheaper than stripping and resurfacing per my estimates 2. Really nice uniform look over a varied surface slope. Space looks larger. Drains are covered, but still work. 3. Easy DIY install/maintenance/replacement 4. Great Non-slip Surface, especially in rain. 5. Dirt/Mud stays under tiles away from feet until flushed to drains by rain or hose. (No mud tracking during pool use). 6. Cooler on the feet. Can get real hot here. 7. Easy to cut and shape. Cons: 1. Picking a starting row for a continuously connected install is critical to the look you will get and the amount and types of cuts you will need to make - take care planning it and trialing it before committing with cuts. 2. Heat expansion can cause initially unpredictable temporary binding leading to temporary buckling. Can solve this by finding binding locations on edges of completed install when hot and relieving pressure by trimming with an electric multi-tool. 3. Plan for scrap when ordering. 4. I found the edge trim that goes with this to be useless for my application (few of my boundaries were square)
Overstock has hands down the best price for these block tiles, given the manufacture could price this product slightly lower. I recently covered my entire screen in patio and it took 6 box at 30 pieces per box to complete. It really stands out verse just painting, and that you would have to do as often as every year. I plan on doing my garage next in the gray rather than the brown I've used on my patio. It rained a few times since and within an hour the water drains or settles below making it a solid safety product.
Great product. I purchased two boxes of these tiles to cover a condo balcony. Per our HOA rules we cannot put anything permanent (i.e. real tiles or paint) on the balcony so this product provided a great solution. Having holes allows water to drain when raining. The color is true to the picture. It is a bit brittle and pretty hard to walk on with bare feet. Overall, this is an inexpensive solution to nicely covering a patio, balcony, or garage floor. I especially like the option to taking apart the tiles if a future tenant requests.
I don't understand how anyone could give this tile a bad review. It's so easy to install...just make sure you keep your male/female edges consistent and turned in the same direction. It's much easier to leave the hook ends exposed so you can just drop the next piece and click in place with a rubber mallet and not have to fit the loops underneath the laid tile. You get an amazing checkerboard effect finished look. I had to trim mine to fit, and it cuts easily with a razor knife. The cut next to my house is covered with trim, so that side was cut with a diamond blade on a circular saw since the cut side would be covered. The side edges of my project had to be trimmed as well and, since exposed, required a bit more precision to make a clean, straight edge. If you're using the ramp edges, this can be tricky since once cut, there's no way to connect the ramp pieces to the tile. I left one solid row of tile at the outside edge to connect the ramp pieces to, then alternated my trimmed pieces for the next row on each side of a solid piece. If you don't alternate them, you'll end up with a full row of trimmed pieces with nothing to attach them to. I know this is hard to visualize if you haven't worked with the tile, but this way, you'll have 3 sides of every trimmed piece attached with a loop or eye. The ramp edges give my porch a nice finished look so I totally recommend adding these. Once laid, the tiles stay in place and look fantastic. I blow them off with the leaf blower to clean them, and occasionally wash them down with the water hose to flush out any sand that has collected underneath. Mine have been down for about a year now, and the color hasn't faded one bit. I absolutely love the finished result.
I have recommended this to friends with condos in my building. It is perfect for our porches, about 5x9 in size. They are lightweight but strong, easy to install and to replace pieces later if needed. These tiles replaced the expensive wood ones that had lasted about 8 years. Replacemnet cost for those was about ***. These were a perfect solution. My 3 grandchildre, ages 5, 7 and 9 did the carrying up to the second floor and the entire installation. I observed and instructed. They loved doing it. I recommend them.
I'm just curious to how these will winter. I love the look of them ,but if live in canada and it gets real cold here like -25 .I know this product is really durable , But scared they will get brittle over time being exposed to the elements .would love to here a review from someone that experienced a winter with them :) all The reviews are from warmer climates .
Several years ago, we had covered our cement patio with the wooden interlocking tiles. They looked nice at first but then the sun caused them to fade and we had to paint/stain them every year. This got old very quickly so we looked for another option. That is when we found the BlockTile Deck and Patio Flooring Interlocking Perforated Tiles. We originally purchased 11 boxes of the brown color and did the same area that we had covered with the wooden tiles. It looked so beautiful, we decided to purchase 9 more boxes and do the whole patio! We couldn't be happier with the results! It has a clean modern look and the best part is that other than sweeping it occasionally, no maintenance is required! The tiles have small holes so it isn't a smooth surface but I don't find it uncomfortable on bare feet. We have a patio cover so the tiles are somewhat protected by the sun and do not get hot. However, if not covered, the brown tiles could get a bit warm in the hot summer sun. I highly recommend these patio tiles to anyone who wants a quality tile and a modern clean look. They were very easy to install and are easily cut to fit. It took no time at all to install the tiles and transform our patio!
Our backyard patio was in dire need of repair. Not only did it have a major crack, we "painted" it with concrete paint and after a couple of winters, the paint was peeling. It looked horrible. We called to have it resurfaced and that was going to cost us over $1300.00. Then we came across these tiles and they became the perfect solution for a lot less money. They arrived quickly, were easy to snap together and they look beautiful. Our only problem is that we only need 3 more tiles to finish off the steps and we don't want to purchase an entire box. Perhaps Overstock will sell them on a "per tile" basis too!
I bought these tiles to make a few mats for my pool area. I had been using regular door mats by my hot tub & 2 screen doors to yard. The water used to stay under mats & destroy the painted patio. I put these together to form a large mat for hot tub & 2 smaller mats by doors. They are working perfectly. The air circulates under mat & they dry out quickly. I did have to snip off the connecting loops along edges to make them look more finished, but that was easy. They are very comfortable on bare feet.The brown color is more of a reddish brown tone.
I used these to replace a very old disgusting rug on a front porch. The look is very attractive and I'm very pleased. I am a 68 year old female and laid the majority of them by myself without any issues. However, broke my ankle the day I was going to complete, so probably won't finish until spring. I live in a cold climate, and any painted surface becomes very slippery with snow/ice - I think these will be a big improvement as far as a security issue walking on even in the winter time.
These were the easiest things to work with. I covered a very ugly old tile patio in record time. I made a mat with the leftovers. They appear to be quite sturdy.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? As shown
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Just as described.
I was very impressed with how it looks once it was installed on my patio! Very nice quality too!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Looks just like it.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality!