Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhiGirl75 Beautiful tile, look of stone without the hassle
We installed this tile in a small kitchen and it is very classy looking. It has a matte finish, so chairs and things do not slide well on it, but it cleans up just as well as any glossy tile. It also hides dirt relatively well because of all the patterns (not necessarily visible in the sample photo). This is a very dynamic tile, with many different patterns and colors from one to the next, but that's what gives it it's natural stone appearance.
We used Custom Building Products Fusion Pro grout in "bone" which I'd also recommend. It seems expensive, but the stuff is premixed and goes a long way, you can store the leftover and use it later, so no waste. It will actually stay the original color, supposedly, which makes a big difference because this floor deserves a nice narrow grout line that matches it's very light overall tone. It was also very easy to install the grout, and was done on the first go, as opposed to traditional grout which must be cleaned up again the next day. Use the white mortar, we ran out of it and used some gray in spots, and it ended up showing the tiniest bit in some parts of the grout.
We laid it in a brick pattern and with some planning for positioning, it came out very aligned. Unfortunately, we overlooked some unlevel areas of our floor, which made installation trickier, but not impossible. These do not have a rectified edge and have slight variation in how flat they are, so you do have to be creative in keeping them as flat and level as possible with the surrounding tiles. They tend to be a bit high in the center sometimes, which calls for mortaring attention. I also was meticulous about how I mixed the different patterns, because there is a lot of movement and variation in this tile from one to the next. I made stacks from all the boxes of what were near identical patterns, then I could choose which one would be good when doing a dry run. I could also put my favorites in high visibility areas!
The tile has the look of a travertine or other natural stone, but there was no way I was going to be worrying about sealing, etc. So this is perfect. The matte finish I think is really key to the natural look. It DOES have a lot more color variation than in the single tile pictured. We were able to buy it at our local store and see it first (after ordering boxes and boxes online that we ended up returning because we didn't like them in person). There are creams, khakis, rusty spots, and a good deal of bluish gray... But overall, it is a cream floor, if that makes sense. We were worried about pairing it with a higher end granite (colonial cream) in a large pattern, that it would make the floor look cheap, or the room too busy, but the tile does hold its own in the room, and goes nicely with our difficult to pair granite colors. Plus, by the time you put all the cabinets and furniture back in, you hardly get to enjoy the beautiful tile anymore!
I will try to add some photos... Sorry the quality is not better, they were taken on my phone. But you get the general idea of the variation and patterns.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jagman Great Product with an overall excellent appearance
Took home many samples and this one won out. Love the product which was part of the beige/cream color family. I purchased 35 cases for my kitchen, breakfast and laundry rooms. The only concern with this product is that approx 7% of the tiles contained blue/gray tiles -some with a small amount and others where it was the predominant color. Not a deal breaker for those tiles were installed in the pantry, under the refrig, stove, dish washer and laundry room.
I've attached two pics: one showing the tile installation in progress and the other showing the finished product from the opposite direction. Note: I used all the requisite products in this installation to qualify for the lifetime warranty from HD.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Augs2000 Looks great and easy to install
The tile looks great and was easy to install. I used the pre mixed cement from Home Depot. It was helpful that they had beveled tile avaliable because I not only laid the tile on the floor but I surrounded my tub.
The staff at Home Depot were helpfull and polite.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by davkozy Great Product
Looks great. Many compliments from visitors. Used sanded Bonr grout.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tcranch So nice!
We gutted our bathroom and looked at tile for weeks at all the major home improvement stores. My husbands ideal look and mine were opposite but we both loved these.
They were pretty easy to install the 13x20 tiles in the shower, and look fantastic!
The only hiccup we found was when using the tile saw some edges would chip, so I think we used more then needed but we are first timers!
March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Best value.
We like the way the finished product looks, beautiful. It was available in different sizes which helped the installation and it was an excellent value.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShelHeit GREAT product!!!
LOVE this tile. Put it on the kitchen counters and it has a coating so it does not absorb liquids and with the size we had less cuts. I really love this tile it is a great product!!! It looks GREAT!!!
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Indyderrick Very happy with this tile
This tile was easy to installed, worked well with radiant floor hearing, and looks great
May 6, 2014