Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BabyBlue Quality Travertine
We purchased this travertine for our guest bathroom. Our installer did an excellent job and few tiles were unusable. The stone is level and secure. It looks beautiful!! We then decided to buy 1500 square feet more and have completed an office--it too looks just great! We are very pleased with this travertine and would recommend it. If you're going to tile a large area, buy all tile necessary plus 20% so you can choose how best to lay it out for a nice look. Remember, travertine is a natural stone and no one stone will look alike in pattern or color. If you like natural, earthy look, it's a great tile to purchase!
June 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mike Buyer beware!!
had 1200 sq ft professionally installed 3 years ago. back buttered every piece. Tile is now falling apart. Numerous holes where filler is crumbling. For the past couple years i have been filling these holes with grout but it is now getting out of hand. Called HD and was told they have never heard of such a problem. They had MSI call me, the MSI rep said that is normal, real stone needs maintenance. I asked if it is normal to have a 2" diameter hole crumble out and they said yes, that can happen, just need to keep filling with grout. Guess i will have to pay to rip it up and replace with something else...
March 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Coach Best bang for your buck!
Just re did our bathroom, this tile gave us the most bang for our buck. I was really Leary at first because of the poor reviews, but my wife and I installed it within a couple of days and it turned out great! However the stone is thin and has a lot of voids in it. We took our time making our cuts and choosing our cut lines so that you don't cut through a lot of voids and cause breaking and then we buttered each tile as we laid them, filling in the voids. Overall we laid roughly 75 SF and only broke 3 pieces. I would recommend this product to other people that want great flooring for a reasonable price.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pastorwek Product looks great
I used them in the kitchen and family room. The key is having a professional install them. The variety of colors gives it an attractive look and great character. You have to be careful with installation because they are little more fragile than ceramic. For a stone floor you can not beat the price.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SBHandyWorks These tiles look fantastic for the price.
Beautifully grained tiles. Did the whole house with them. The grains are caused by natural mineral deposits so there will be some pockets and voids on the back side of the tiles. Certain pieces are more brittle than others. Thus each tile will have to be buttered (filled) on the back prior to laying them. This method will help prevent cracks in the tiles due to heavy foot traffic. Takes a lot of patience and time to install but I'm very happy with the product.
November 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HP313 Pick and choose!
The tiles have lots of fills and voids. This adds character, but also lends to instability and sometimes undesired colors. I had two tiles crumble in my hands because I picked them up. I searched through many tiles before I found the ones I wanted. You get what you pay for. Based on what's left at the store - I'd have to recommend finding a better grade.
December 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HoneybeeMCE Great for the price
Looks great on floor and walls of shower. My contractor did say it was brittle and a difficult to make small cuts without breaking. Overall, a great price on travertine.
December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by William Be prepared for this tile!
This stuff is so fragile that if you happen to have a piece that is not already falling apart in the box you have to handle it with the utmost care. That is because the backside of the tile is not filled and with the pores and variations it looks like someone sliced off a piece of coral.
There are so many deep voids in this product that I had to back butter all the pieces with thin set in hopes that it would have enough strength to put up with normal use.
It also has a straight cut edge which allows no room for error...ceramic tile normally has an eased edge to soften the junction of one tile to the next...not here.
I have laid tile for quite some time. This stuff is a 2 on a scale of 10.
May 3, 2013