Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SilverlakeBuilder Agree with coverage issues
Don't expect a lot of coverage, as others have said. I bought these to do my own river rock floor in the mud room. It was small, about 7 long by 4 feet deep-ish. I ended up using six bags to cover the area (all single-laid onto thin set). I had a good bit left over because not all of the rocks were flat enough to be good for flooring, which is fine because that's not what they are bill as. Look nice. I'd call it more of a blackish gray than black, don't expect opal. I've included a photo of the job halfway through, sans grout, so you can see the color.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by opus27no2 Beautiful but pricey
Nice surprise of beautiful quartz veining in the black stones. Large, heavy stones range from shooter marble to avocado size.
Ordered one bag to verify size. Unfortunately, the price makes using this for my project prohibitive. Used this one bag to cat proof two large potted plumeria. The cats can't move these stones!
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eRauL surprisingly great looking river-rocks
my landscape design called for a line of river-rocks from the dolphin-fountain to the drain-hole. The river-rocks that I could found in stores are rather dull-looking. I ordered 10 bags of this river-rock, sight-unseen, based on the picture only. I'm quite surprised by how great the rocks look. They have some shine, polished look and varied-size.
July 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by alwaysandrea Horrible!
This rock came and is covered in some type of tar like substance. It is very sticky and when any type of dust or dirt touches it, the rock acts as a magnet. I purchased these rocks to use in a landscaping project and they actually look brown because of all of the dirt stuck to them. We had to purchase rock from another company and use these as a base for the new rock to cover. Very very disappointed.
June 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by barefoot all as expected
appreciated the free and timely delivery to our house. consistent quality in all bags we received.
the smooth stones feel wonderful to step on - as in a outdoor shower - included foot reflexology.
June 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jaime Great color, not great covereage
Most of the rocks were 2+ inches in size, but there were more "large pebbles" than we would have preferred. Color is great, really dark charcoal color. These are not shiny. In my opinion, prepare to buy double the bags for your project- the coverage is pretty misleading. The free shipping is great.
June 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gnak Polished Black Rocks
I needed some polished black rocks for a Japanese garden and ordered several of these 40 lb bags (which were delivered free). They were just the right size (for my needs) and had the right level of polish. Every one who sees the garden comments on the "black rock dry creek" bed. I have a Japanese stone lantern standing on top of one section and the contrast is great. I just wish the rocks didn't cost quite as much. However, given the free shipping (after a minimum purchase), I guess I can't complain too much since other places charge more for shipping than the product itself.
July 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nic oil
They were covered in oil. It took 2 days in simple green to remove the oil and grease from the stones. And yes I used them because the store wouldn't take them back, saying that I had done something to them.
June 30, 2015