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Rated 5 out of 5Â by karlson5 Absolutely THRILLED with the results!
My wife and I discussed pros/cons of both porcelain tile and hardwood and it was overwhelmingly in favor of porcelain wood planks. We have a busy family. Three kids, oldest is 9 and youngest is 9 months, and two big wild dogs (Chocolate Lab and Australian Shepherd.) For us, the decision was easy.
We checked a few different retail outlets' selection of tiles before we committed to the Montagna Gunstock. The reviews of this product were overtly positive, but we wanted to make sure there was nothing else out there that was better.
We went to Floor n' Decor (a large flooring/tile specialty retailer here in Illinois) and saw 15 or 20 different tiles. Some looked really nice, but they all had the same problem. They were smooth and had no texture. Basically, they FELT like tile and that is what we were trying to avoid. After little deliberation, we headed to Home Depot where we saw these tiles on display and knew right away that this will be the right choice for us.
Well, we have had the floors in for a while now and we could not be happier. I can't speak to how hard they were to install, but my guys moved quickly without issues. The tiles look and feel like real wood. It is VERY hard to tell the difference and no two tiles are alike in terms of the pattern (making it more realistic to real wood.) One trick to avoid making your floors look less like tile is to stagger the tile size and placement (see my picture.) Our contractor had a lot of experience with these tiles and he made the recommendation and it worked out quite well.
* Great look, feel and texture
* Looks like real wood (no one would be able to tell the difference.)
* Care and worry free maintenance
* Extremely durable
* Easy to clean
* You will never have to refinish like you do real wood
* You will never cringe when your dogâs nails hit the floor
* Low cost when compared to mid-high level wood/bamboo flooring. Line priced with high grade laminate
* Stays cool in the summer and absorb the warmth in winter
* Not susceptible to moisture the way wood is
* If you ever get a tile you need to replace, you replace 1 tile, not the whole floor
* You will need to seal the grout once per year
* If you are selling your house, it might not be as appealing to potential buyers because this new wave of wood tile hasn't become mainstream yet, but will soon be viewed as greatly superior to wood.
I hope this review helps you with your decision. Home Depot is a fantastic retailer and they really do make the buying/return process stress-free, which is simply an added bonus. You won't regret it.
Oh and 1 more thing - if you are looking for a close grout color match, use Tobacco #52
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Betsy Love love it!
Gorgeous, easy to clean, feels good under foot. Notes: has a large variance in height - be sure contractor (or you) take that into account when laying to avoid 'lipping'. watch out for putting same patterns side by side (our guy had to rip one out as it made the whole space look ridiculously 'fake'), looks better when laid in 1/3rds offset than with the dreaded "H" pattern, the grout is no where near the color they say. we went with the darker brown (sable) and it still 'reads' grey in certain lights. apparently you have to mix it with distilled water to get the 'true' color (who does that?!) I'd probably go with a different brand grout altogether if did it again but still fabulous and love it!
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by slk0915 Best decision I could have chosen!
I am disabled at times in a wheelchair, also have older dogs that sometimes have accidents or love drooling after lapping up a nice refreshing drink of water. Unlike with laminated or wood floors we have no worries with many compliments leaving some of my friends and family members in total dis-belief that it's actually tile floors and not wood or laminated floors. The floor are absolutely beautiful I am so happy I went with the wood tile floors to replace carpets making my life much easier for clean ups also owning a pool no worry with kids running in and out wet. I was also very impressed on the fact that throughout my entire 3 bedroom Florida room and family room, living room buying well over 100 boxes of tiles I had a total of 3 maybe 4 broken tile total. With another home I had your regular 12" square tile about 16 boxes total every box that was opened had 1 to 2 broken tiles making that 1 room very frustrating to upgrade wish I had the same tile done in it as I have in my new home!
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FloridaSunshine Beautiful...I Love It!!!
I bought several samples home from various stores to help me decide what color and style I wanted. I immediately fell in love with the Marazzi Montagna Gunstock when I saw it online but was worried it would be too dark because I just ordered a dark brown leather living room set. When the installer we hired came over to give an estimate, he recommended the Montagna Gunstock because it has a slight beveled edge and said he would be able to go tight with the grout line which will make it look more like wood planks. We had 580 sq. ft. installed with the #95 non-sanded sable brown grout in the living room, foyer and hallway. OMG...it is beautiful and I am so glad I went with this tile. I have a large light color area rug and that helped transition the floor with the new furniture. Everyone has given positive compliments when they see the floors. My 19 year old son gave it 2 thumbs up and wanted to know why I changed my mine because he thought I was going to go with tile. He was shocked when I told him that it was tile. Several people are seriously thinking about installing it in their home. If you can see the dirt underneath the carpet pads then a lot of people would not have carpet. I can't give an honest opinion for installation since we hired someone but gave it a 5 star because they made it look easy. In the near future we are going to install the same tile in the 3 bedrooms and plan on doing it ourselves with the help of my nephew. I highly recommend this tile and grout.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Steve Best of both worlds
I bought this tile because I wanted the wood look but I needed the durability of tile. I am a novice at laying floor tile as I have only done it once before. I installed the tile in my living room and hall. It is beautiful. The tile cut well with no chipping using a 7 inch wet saw. Cut slowly though, its not wood. I found no issues with bowing tiles and I intalled 26 boxes. The store recommended "Tobacco Brown" grout. It looked nice in the store but it did not dry brown. It dried concrete grey. I had to actually color the grout lines when I sealed it. If you use the tobacco brown grout make sure you use distilled water. They said mine turned grey because I used tap water. Overall I am very happy with the tile.
April 20, 2013