Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 71
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bob63 Easier said then done!!
Quality is good but quality control is poor. If each tile were consistent it would have been a breeze. The clips are a joke, they don't fit in the grooves that are designed for them. The reason you have to use a mallet and whack them hard is to cut a new groove in the tile for the clip to fit, but then the edges were higher in places. We ended up taking out the clips and just laying them next to each other, but still have some gaps because of the inconsistent manufacturing of each tile. Cutting the tiles was a challenge! We bought a good jigsaw for cutting, but found the best cut came from the box knife scoring over and over until it cut through.
December 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Interesing idea, needs some refinement. Also some installation tips
- Lighter than concrete.
- They're cushioned which is great if you have kids or drop a glass.
- Easier to cut than brick.
- Thinner so less ground to excavate.
- Cost more than concrete pavers.
- Sizing and shape isn't very consistent
- Flash from molding process requires trimming in order for clips to work.
- They expand/contract with the temperature.
I went with these because I liked the softer feel of them and also because they're light. Getting to our backyard requires climbing a few stairs and going through a narrow gate and the idea of schlepping concrete pavers made these look like a great option. I built my patio over open ground which I prepped by excavating, tamping down the ground and then laying down weed fabric followed by a few inches of sand and then covered with Sakrete EZ Paver base mats. The patio was framed with 4x4 timbers.
With ground prep out of the way I began to put down the Envirotiles. This is when I discovered my first issue with Envirotiles: they're not consistent in size and edges are not completely straight. This resulted in a time consuming and somewhat frustrating process of switching around tiles until I was able to get them to line up evenly. Once I had them in place I went back to install the clips. This is when I discovered that the molding process leaves behind quite a bit of flash and this prevents the clips from engaging the tiles and keeps them from laying flat. To get the tiles to connect I have to trim this flash off with a box cutter knife. I've attached before and after pictures of a tile to illustrate this.
One last thing to keep in mind is that the tiles can expand/contract up to 1/4". In the morning I can see distinct gaps between the tiles. By afternoon the sun has warmed up the tiles enough that they expand enough to eliminate any gaps.
The patio is done and overall I'm happy with the result. I love how soft the tiles are. When I finished the patio my 3 year old ran out on the patio and immediately tripped. The tiles were soft enough that it didn't bother him. Had these been concrete pavers he definitely would have been scraped up.
May 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AshburnOma Great solution to our backyard problem
We have a small backyard that did not drain well. My grandchildren would be up to their ankels in mud. We had the yard professionally dug out and the clay replaced with fill. My husband and I laid the weed barrier and then used sand to install the tiles. We love the results. They are not as level as stone, but the kids can play on them and I don't have to worry about injuries. No more muddy yard even when they use their wading pool. Even sand from the sandbox blows off easily. It's been a year and we are very happy with the product.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gardner Pavers are great
The Cobblestone 18 in. x 18 in. Terra Cotta Paver look really nice as a landscaping product in my backyard. They are substantially lighter than brick or cement pavers and easy to move around and blast off easily with just a hose and not a pressure washer.
April 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tom product review
we installed our envirotiles and I wanted to advise you that a we were very disappointed with the tiles. 1st issue the tiles are not all the same colour. The colours actually vary greatly from one pallet to the to the other, they vary in size and thickness (they are sold as 18 x 18 meanwhile some are 17 3/4 and some are 18 inches which makes it difficult to install and align the edges therefore a sloppy installation. we are perfectionists people and do a lot of work with pride, and we are proud of our home. We got this done as we are having a family reunion and quite frankly we are a little ashamed with the look it gave considering we have invested 3500.00 to redo this deck, a product that was sold as a quality item. We took pictures and it looks awesome on pictures, but definitely not that great in person. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barbi Wow, what a great product!
I needed to redo my front walkway. It was a mess and the concrete pavers I had installed were cracked and ruined. The Envirotiles intrigued me because of the environmental friendliness. The company that produces them answered all of my questions directly, clearly and promptly. When they arrived, I was very thrilled with them. The installation was similar to pavers for my project but they are easier to move around. The clips can be tricky, especially when the tiles are in the sun and get heated but overall, this was a sweet solution. The walkway looks great and the installation was much less traumatic. I highly recommend this product!
May 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beachdweller2015 Easiest to maintain
It's exactly what I ordered. I needed it to finish a project.
July 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jayandtrish Envirotiles
These tiles may be durable, but were not of uniform size, or color, and were difficult to install, made more so by the poorly designed clip system. Don't be fooled by the breezy video showing how simple it is to install, it's not. I was a contractor for my entire working life, and I am not impressed by this system.
July 4, 2015