We had a very dirty, very rough concrete patio in our new house. I purchased these tiles based on their price (I wanted to order the gray which would have matched the rest of the yard better but they were $15 more per box than the beige). I could not be happier. I was worried about the review I read which said they were "tough" to walk on, but they are much better than the concrete, they look nice and clean and I could not be happier. My sons said they were a little hard to install because they needed a bit of pressure to snap together but they completed the task in less than 2 hours.
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.
These tile are beautiful, and were very easy to lay down. We immediately sealed the deck with Thompson's Water seal in May, but by October, they were looking pale grey, but still fine. A second coat of Thompson's was put on before the winter. This spring, the tiles are very dark silver, and many are bowed, cupped, and uneven.Yes, we had a brutal and snowy winter here in NYC, but these tiles should not have suffered as much as they did, considering we DID use a good water seal product... twice! I just heavily oiled them with Golden Teak Oil and though a tiny bit of gold color returned, they are still mostly silver grey. The oiling did reduce the bowing and cupping slightly but I'm still surprised that these tiles have "degenerated" as far as they have in less than 10 months. If I had it to do over, I think I'd have spent more money and gotten tiles with thicker wood! In any case, these are a mixed bag. I have a feeling they fare much better in doors than out.
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