I installed these tiles on a roof balcony last year. Looked beautiful the first season. They silvered the next spring (except those covered by furniture), which is not a problem. However, some of the tiles began to curl away from the plastic backing that locks them in place. Not a huge amount, but enough that the flooring is not longer flat and we need to watch our step a bit. The silvering can be combated with teak oil. We're heading into year two with these, hopefully we'll survive a while longer. I did have extra tiles, by the way, so that if there are major issues with some I can replace them. I'd recommend ordering extra for that purpose.
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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