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.
We have atypical shower floor sizes so finding a good surface to stand on was a challenge. I decided on teak because we had nice looking tile walls but icky acrylic shower floors. I fashioned floors for two showers from these parts. We love the floors. They feel secure which is very important to us as we are aging. Cleaning under them is as simple as tipping them up. The floor for our neoangle shower was quite a trick but with some bravery and a jig saw I cut into the squares and ended up creating a perfect fit.
Bought the tiles to use on a three-season enclosed porch, and they installed super-easy! While some of the boxes had transit damage, all the tiles were in perfect condition; although there is a bit of a smell to the wood that I think I it is because the space is enclosed. I also think they would be a bit more stable with a sand or something brushed between the slats, but I don't want the mess inside my house - if installed outside, I'd want an edging and then something to fill the joints.
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