Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Darc Naturally wonderful slate!
Issue is the not appearance or installation, but the broken pieces really make it hard to swallow the price. Love the natural stone and am actually ordering more, but fear the amount of breakage and having to go back to the store makes the overall experience less WONDERFUL! Home Depot has been great with ordering and assisting!
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shazam Beautiful tile, excellent service
The variation of the natural stone is gorgeous! I was also incredibly pleased with the customer service and low shipping costs.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by john The California Gold Slate is absolutely beautiful! We laid it next to Walnut dark hardwood flooring and it is perfect match.
This slate was easy to install, it cut easy on a cheap tile saw. We were careful and able to cut one tile almost all the way through for a heat vent. Thought for sure it would break, but it didn't. We did use some dupont sealant that makes the final look almost wet. Very pleased.
December 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JWD imperial forest, very poor quality
I bought 140 square feet of this stuff, thickness ranges from 1/4 inch to 5/8 inch. Surfaces are not flat, with many low and high areas on both sides of tiles. I've had to chisel off many tiles high spot on bottom surface where spot areas were twice as think as rest of tile.
I've had to use for some tiles almost 1/2 inch thick thin set and on others 1/8 inch thick thin set, this makes setting each tile an individual effort and completely impossible to apply thin set for entire rows.
This stuff reminds me more of shale and not slate. Most of it is very soft and falls apart easily, a few pieces were hard like slate and had a much heavier feel to it. Most if it had cracks and fissures running through, many had many fissures, some of the pieces broke along a fissure while just holding it in two hands (I was standing and walking with the tile to my tile saw and half fell off hitting me in foot).
When rubbed with a damp cloth the color rubs into the rag. It seems to me the main color comes from a heavy deposit on oxidized iron, but I even wonder about that as color doesn't go all the way through the tile. It makes me feel that something was applied to tile surface to give it that color style, which would explain the extreme unevenness of each tile as it has a dabbed on randomness look to it. Many of these "rust" areas have fallen off exposing grey slate color below.
I would never buy this stuff again and would never recommend this product to a friend. I would had returned this stuff if I had some way of taking back over 800 pounds of tile in a compact car.
September 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cynthia Not a great product
These tiles look pretty good but are porous and very brittle. I wouldn't even call them stone tiles. Sand stone maybe. It is some kind of layered material that doesn't hold together.
Only five tiles were not broken in the box. The equivalent of two tiles were in very small pieces and went right in the trash. The other pieces were at least palm-size and I can use them for my pet tortoise alright. Do not expect to lay these on the ground and walk on them!!
March 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SBC1 Buy Extra
We had to buy almost double quantities because the quality of the slate was so poor. We did end up finding enough pieces to do the job, which turned out great, but it was pretty inconvenient to have to go back for more slate several times. I'd suggest opening the boxes at HD and picking out the good ones ahead of time, or be prepared to return the rejects. They did take everything we didn't use back, even the ones that were broken.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oregano This was a great purchase!
We covered our porch with this slate and it looks beautiful! The multicolored slate adds beauty to the front of our house. We had it installed and it appeared to go on very easy. I highly recommend this product.
July 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Good replacement tile
This tile was good replacement tile for a spot on our outside patio that we needed to repair because of a plumbing retrofit. My only complaint is that there were 9 tiles (not 10) in the shipment.
July 8, 2014