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Love the tile... but the backing doesn't stay on
 from ARKANSAS,  Nov 20, 2012

I used these tiles as a decorative border in my bathroom renovation. I bought one box of 10 and cut them in half with a wet saw. The problem is as soon as it becomes wet, the mesh backing, which is flimsy to begin with, becomes unglued and the tiles all fall off very easily. The advantage to hand-piecing them was that I was able to use spacers and lay them properly, which turned out nicer than they would have if I installed them on the sheet (they are not spaced evenly; some touch, and some are wide apart). Of course, doing this took 6 hours to lay just 6 square feet. My field tile was 2x4 subway tiles on 12x12 sheets, and they had good rubber spacers which did not come off as I tiled, and they cost less than 25% of what these cost. All told, the resulting look was gorgeous, and I am very pleased, but I think for the money, SomerTile could afford to put decent spacers on the tile, or at least a reliable mesh backing.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? pretty close
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. good... but the mesh backing comes off when wet, rendering it useless
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
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