Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thomas Easy install, looks great
I installed about 27 square feet of these behind my granite tile counter tops. The surface was 1/4" Hardy Backer screwed to 3/4" plywood and was flat. Screws were well countersunk, joints between the backer panels caulked with silicone, and the entire surface scraped with a putty knife before tile installation. The idea is to remove any surface defects or caulk that would cause a tile to not lay flat. Surface prep is very important.
The adhesive on the tiles sticks very aggressively to the backer board and I didn't require any additional adhesive. I had to remove a couple of tiles I messed up, and it took a decent amount of effort using a putty knife and strong fingers. The removed tiles are unusable afterwards because the adhesive backing gets scraped off. The tiles also have a thin layer of foam behind the adhesive which helps overcome small surface bumps on the mounting surface.
To cut the tiles, I would first apply blue painters tape in the approximate location of the cut, then measure and mark using a combination square and pencil. The cut was made with a large pair of metal shears, which cut pretty easily, but my hands would tire after about 6 tiles. After cutting, the shears would put a curl in the tile which was removed by flattening the tiles on the work table by hand.
Like many of my projects, I chose the hardest way to install these, in a vertical herringbone pattern, which looks awesome when complete. I applied black, food safe caulk to the joint between the tiles and the granite.
The quality of the tiles is pretty good, but you should inspect them as you unpack them. I found an occasional tile with surface defects. I would hold those tiles out and use them when I needed a tile cut. If I couldn't cut off the defect and the defect wasn't too bad, I could use the tile in the back corner or up under the upper cabinets where it wouldn't be noticed. After completion of the project, I've never noticed any of these tiles. I estimated about 10% waste which turned out perfectly.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LeeH Applied to Mirror. Love it!
I have a large bathroom mirror that has lost some of the silver along the bottom and decided to try this tile as an accent to the mirror and cover the ugly part of the mirror. I left a question that was quickly answered. I followed Joseph's advice, using an oil based primer before application. The tile went on easily and is holding up well. I failed to order the trim at the same time, but found it in stock at another home improvement store. The most difficult part was getting the proper 45 degree cut on the trim. I'm very happy with the look of my project.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chocolate Stunning
We redid our kitchen in our winter home using in stock big box store cupboards and so did not want to spend a lot of money on a backsplash. I also wanted to avoid the mess of ceramic or glass tile installation. Initially it took a bit to figure out the best way to cut the tiles. That proved to be using a utility knife, scoring the tile and snapping it. For smaller cuts around light switches and outlets, tin snips worked well. It took me about 8 hours to complete this project. The final result is stunning!
November 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bost Easy to install
I struggled with selecting the "right" tile for the backsplash. I researched glass tiles but really wanted the clean/modern stainless steel look and since I am "DIY", I wasn't thrilled about mastik, grout & renting a tile saw to cut the glass tiles. I researched a number of products and took my chances & ordered the tile from Home Depot. (sight unseen…I had difficulty finding the product at any store). It was very easy to install (peel & stick - no mastik) - no mess! I layed out the tiles prior to putting them up so I would have the least waste. My husband used a bandsaw to cut the tiles while I measured, marked & put the tiles up. The one caveat is to make sure your surface is flat. We completed the project in a day. I would highly recommend it for a DIYer. It's been up for a month and the tiles are secure. Thanks to other previous reviewers who helped with the questions I had prior to this purchase.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by defunkmike Impressive, pricey, but very happy with the outcome.
Fairly easy installation, took my time to amke sure it all went well so it ended up taking the whole day. Depending on you r project size I would plan for a weekend. Very high quality tile, not what you would expect for peel and stick. The 3" x 6" size is spot on. By far and away my favorite back splash. I would totally do this same one again.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sisy Great Product
I purchased 9 packages and I couldn't be happier. Very easy to install and look great. Be sure you know where you want them placed because they STI(CK.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ddecarlo I was able to save a lot by ordering online and the product was excellent and was extremely easy to install
Great product, easy install and looks great. Adhered to the wall extremely well
February 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Berto Had to return
The tiles looked great and was easy to install but every tile has a slight bend in the middle and will not make contact unless you straighten every tile before installation witch is a pain.....For the cost we returned and opted to do the travertine back splash and turned out better than we could have imagined.
February 25, 2015