Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 24
Rated 4 out of 5Â by QueenofMud Great Balcony...and dog kennel project!
So, these are a great product for our purposes. We just pulled out tile decking and rebuilt our balcony with a new drainage angle, and since the balcony is very exposed to the elements year round, we wanted to be able to get at the roofing to inspect/repair as needed in the future. This is the only removeable product we found that fit the bill for this application...and it was well within our price range. I agree with the main critique of other reviewers on this site...it is a great product, but they need to work on their quality control a bit for thickness of the tiles, and also width of the edges. The variability in thickness of tiles was easy enough to deal with...just shuffle them around so that all the thick/thin ones aren't all in one spot. The variability of the width of the tapered edges was a bit more problematic, and that's what makes them a bit tricky to install...but I was never NOT able to use a tile...I just had to rotate it to match its mates...or put it to the side and use it further along in the project. We ordered 20 tiles for a 16 tile project with the hope that it would cover any variability we weren't able to use...but I actually wouldn't have needed those four extra tiles. HOWEVER...discovered a great additional use for them, that doesn't even require level ground or using the connectors...we have a fenced outdoor dog kennel, and I just layed them out together....dark color = warm for dogs in the edge seasons...spring/fall. My dogs have spent the last two months sunning themselves in conditions where they otherwise wouldn't...i.e. when ground is cold/wet...they lay on the tiles! Next project, I will order more to put more in the dog kennel. Other advice I would give...the "connectors" go into preset slots on the underside of the tiles....there are only TWO of these slots per tile side. I couldn't find that info anywhere prior to ordering (although hubby says it was obvious if you watch the installation video?)...so we overordered on connectors. Overall very easy job...took about 45 minutes to install 16 tiles on the balcony.
November 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by LMSK worked well for our patio
We used these tiles outside our back door to create a patio where there was only dirt before. We placed them under an awning we had installed already, and they look fine. I do wish we had spent more time leveling the dirt beforehand, because we thought it was level until we started to install the tiles. Then we started finding small dips and high spots, which made putting the clips in more difficult because soft dirt doesn't provide any support for hammering the clips in. But in the end, it looks good and feels great on our feet! Soooo much better than the plain dirt. They do smell the first few days like tires in the sun, but after 3 days the smell seems to have gone away. The tiles also vary a bit in size, like other reviews have said, so if you are really particular and take pride in making sure seams match each time, this product is probably going to drive you nuts. But if you are ok with a little variance, (up to 1/4") or in our case don't have to make the finished product line up perfectly with railings or edges, it works just fine. We like them!
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by uhaulsar Better than expected product performance.
:) I expect my deck staining days are over!
Excellent Product. Much better fit 24X24 than the in store stocked size. Easy to install and custom fit. Modification cutting around upright posts a breeze. Was concerned at first of how the recycled tires would smell and if the summer heat would make the deck smell like a used tires. To my surprise, I found my concern was unwarranted.
:( I was unhappy that paid shipment to store and customer pickup was NOT an option. Shipping is expensive.
July 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by weasel great for square areas,little tuogh on curves.
as other reviewers said,not all pieces concentric.gets a little hot,but so does cement.much cheaper than re-doing cement.eazier on the feet.(laid around pool).a little pricey for the quality,but my cheapest alternitave.lot of slag that needs to be cut onedges,but easy with scissors.
June 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DecoratingGarden Large Paver
I used this 1 paver as a topper over concrete wall blocks for a rain barrel stand. It is a nice thickness and looks great. It makes the stand look nicely finished. This took a long time to arrive--Shipped from NY which is really far from my TX home
July 29, 2014