Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 20
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Barbara One problem after another
I was delighted to find this tile in open stock at Home Depot, simple and subtle. I read several reviews before I bought the tiles and some reviewers complained of different shades of green on different sheets, so I bought twice what I needed figuring enough would match to do back splashes on 3 separate walls where slight difference wouldn't be obvious. (The boxes were marked Artic Ice but had no lot numbers, so there's no way to see that fresh boxes match either.) Sure enough, there were two different shades of green, so I sorted the sheets into piles. That would have been fine EXCEPT there also was slight variation in the SIZE of the tiles so the sheets didn't line up properly, horizontally or vertically. (In the picture, compare the 3rd and 4th rows down from the top. On the right end, there's a little jog where the installer discovered the sheets didn't mesh, but the vertical joints still alternate as they should; by the left end of the pic, the vertical joints are way off). Like the color variation, this is a problem that I might have dealt with if I had known in advance, or if the boxes had lot numbers, but it's too late when the sheet you just buttered doesn't mesh with the one on the wall.
March 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BD Glacier Tiles for Kitchen Backsplash
I can't wait until our home is far enough along so we can install these beautiful tiles in our kitchen!
May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BrianMcLaren VERY inconsistent Color
This is the same glass tile from "Premium Mosaics" (also available on Amazon)
1. The glass tiles are not consistently placed on the mats. The joints are sometime 1/8" and sometimes butted against one another. This isn't a big deal... it's a bout 2% of the tiles, not 20%, but it is a quality issue. If this were the only thing, I would have given the product 3 or 4 stars.
2. THIS IS THE BIG PROBLEM. The tile batches are NOT consistent inside of the box. You will get one 12x12 of tile that is arctic white and the next 12x12 mat of tile in the box will be the greenish version of white tile--it will still be labeled Arctic Ice, but it is NOT. We didn't notice this until our contractor had installed 2 boxes of tile (over $200 worth of tile) and it was a checkered board of arctic white and greenish tile. We ultimately ended up having to go to 4 different Home Depots and digging through the boxes till we had the 42 squares of tile that were all truly Arctic Ice
I've included a picture of the color variation. This is the first time we installed it. The contractor had installed the tile the wrong direction and not staggered the tile sheets properly. We didn't think that the color was the result of the batches, we thought the contractor had mixed tiles from Amazon and from Home Depot. We had to buy more boxes from Home Depot so the contractor could install it properly a 2nd time, and that was when the checkered board pattern was really visible and we realized that it wasn't a problem with the tiles coming from different vendors and boxes... but that the variation was within the tile squares that were in the individual boxes themselves.
Just a warning.... skip this product unless you only need one 12x12 sheet of tile or you don't care about the tile not matching.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pua Used this product as a border on our new shower wall and it is beautiful.
My tile installer said this product was easy to work with.
March 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Backsplash Backsplash
Used in the kitchen as a backsplash. Turned out GREAT! Didn't experience any issues with ripples or color variations.
April 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WAM Colors don't match!!!
I WISH WISH WISH I had read these reviews first. I just finished tiling a full shower. The back wall has mismatched tiles. This problem actually shows up more on photographs than it does in good lighting. In fact, the brighter the light, the less you notice the problem. Now I have to decide if I'm going to rip it all down and start over. Heartbreaking. Just heart breaking.
October 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Howard Considering the cost, would expect better quality control by manufactuer
Brought 6 boxes of these tiles ( at $100 bucks a box) and began installing. Used the thin set especially made for glass and highly recommend it; the bonding was strong and it still gave you time to work the tiles.
The problem was in the quality of the tiles. Some of then 12X12's were off color. They were tinged slightly brown. This is clearly a failure at the manufacturer to conduct good quality control. Considering the price, it's unforgiveable.
Advise that if you buy these, conduct aggressive inspection before you put them on the wall.
If I had it to do over again, I probably would go with these.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaptainSparrow Great Product
The Arctic Ice is a perfect accent in our new remodeled master bathroom shower.
June 23, 2015