Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 95
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by R123 Excellent but MUST DOs!!!!
This stuff turned out great! However, have these must do items on your checklist and it will save you time and disappointment.
VERY IMPORTANT- Have Home depot pull down a full pallet and cherry pick your boxes and get the cleanest ones, but most importantly, verify DIE/LOT numbers on the box or label affixed to the box. I believe its a five digit code under the "SHADE/COLOR" or if no label, its over to the right of the "GUNSTOCK" print. This will insure all variations of color and shading is as close as possible. I had 5 boxes that were from a different lot and sure enough when I pulled them out, they were much different than the majority of others I had bought. I read a few reviews about colors not being consistent and I saved myself lots of headaches upfront.
- DO NOT be cheap on the grout. Lots of folks complain on color consistency and the color lightening up once the grout dries. Scrap that 14.95 bag and go with either Custom PRISM grout (which HD might not carry) or my favorite is the Custom FUSION pre-mixed grout with sealer. I went with Sable versus the Tobacco Brown which I believe is a much better fit and the color was truly consistent all the way, no issues. Sealer built in, so save yourself some time there. Its $50 a 1 gal bucket and will do about 140sq ft with 1/8 joints, so it depends on your job of course. - Lots of folks complain about bad pieces and bowing, etc. I bought 12% overage just for that reason and it worked out fine. 1/8 grout line provided better coverage for the bowing issues that seem to plague this tile and not even noticeable. Turns out most of our pieces were fine and I returned the overage no worries.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doc789 Better than real wood
Absolutely amazing!! It looks just like a real wood floor but it will be so much more durable!!! i read a ton of reviews before I purchased it and I am impressed. I used 1/8 spacers and Sable non sanded grout and it looks amazing. I had a contractor install it and he was even impressed on how realistic it looks. He did a nice stagger for a very realistic look. The feel of the tile with the undulations just makes it even more amazing.
May 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gevat 2nd Room Now
Just completed my 2nd bathroom using the Marazzi Gunstock color tile. It really looks like a wood floor, so easy to clean and durable. I have cats, and this is the choice to use when you have pets, trust me! The only complaint I have, is some of the tiles in the case were discolored with a few flaws, make sure you really look at them before you lie them in place. I had a contractor do the installation and will definitely use the Marazzi brand again.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dinks No Regrets!
Love this tile! The tile was recommended by our installer for quality and price. We opted to hire our own professional installer because we had seen their quality of work. They recommended a dark chocolate grout that was mixed with a grout sealant; great idea! We have since had a couple of people see the install and are surprised to learn that it's not hardwood floors. One person was also a professional wood/carpet floor sales man. This tile achieved the "real hardwood" look we wanted....No regrets!
April 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 dog’s 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wary Looks Like Wood!
Overall great tile, color and durability are excellent and in addition the texture looks like it is wood! On the flip side, if your floor isn't glass table flat, you are in for a rodeo of undulations. I have attached a few pictures, one of the process (please forgive the Duck Dynasty cup...) where you will notice boxes of tiles standing on end. I used these to push down either side of the tile when there was a bump in the middle! The tile WILL flex and stick down when something heavy is placed on either side, but this will significantly enhance installation time. Also important to pay attention to guide lines, I used a 3/8" spacer to give a tighter look, which worked great, but at the same time does not allow much leeway for error before the tiles are jammed up against each other. Measure 5 times and stick once! I used the Tobacco Brown grout with the tiles and it looks AMAZING. My only ding on quality was that of the 36 boxes I purchased there were 6 tiles that arrived shattered.
October 21, 2014