I was looking for something a little different thatn the usual mosaic and pattern looks that are so popular today. These are very fun. The shipment came very quickly. The assembley was relatively easy but we had to use a tile nipper to cut the tiles by hand...they are too small to use a wet saw to cut them. But once we got the hang of it, that extra step went quickly. We used a darkish gray for the grout and it looks really modern and cool.