Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aroundthehouse Good product
I used these tiles to make a small patio and just placed them over dirt with weed block cover and they have not moved and have no marks from the table and chairs on them.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Squirrel great product
Right product for the front door area easy to install
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MO VERY NICE PRODUCT
THESE RUBBER TILES LOOK VERY NICE AND THANKFULLY, HAVE A DRAINAGE GROOVE ON THE BACK SIDE SO THAT THEY CAN BE PLACED OVER A MEMBRANE ROOF.
March 15, 2016
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jon Good product
The product met expectations. Experienced a problem with insulation. Contacted the manufacturer and resolved the problem. The problem was the connecting clips, resolved when the manufacturer sent new larger clips.
February 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BillReich Not professional quality, Pick-up process was a joke (that was not funny).
Tile sizes were inconsistent. The clip system was tedious. Overall look was barely satisfactory, if you ignore the details.
If you look closely it looks like second quality.
Best viewed from 15 too 20 feet away.
February 10, 2016
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