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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MLady63 LOVE this tile!
I installed 1300 square feet of this tile six years ago. TOUGH installation! Varying thickness, saw blade marks, brittle....BUT, worth the time. The floor is stunning, I receive compliments all of the time. Even though the product is soft and brittle, a couple of coats of a good quality penetrating sealer, followed by another few coats of polish has made an easy to maintain durable floor. This product requires a LOT of hard work to install and then finish properly. If you are willing to put the work in up front, and do it right,your finished product will wear well and be beautiful for years to come
June 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin The tile looks great after cleanup.
The 150 SF of tile was shipped in 15 separate pieces wrapped in light card-board. The inside of the wrappers were covered with a black material which then was transferred to the edges and surfaces of the outside 2 tiles. I had to clean the material off each tile. The tile that I could not clean totally I installed with that face down. As the black material was on the inside of the wrapper, it most likely came from the factory in India. Obviously no quality control at the factory. The wrapper was held in place with carbon steel stables, which rusted of course and stained the tiles in some locations. It's almost impossible to remove this stain and so these tiles also had to be installed with the stain facing down.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bath Lots of Compliments!
Beautiful tile. Did have some breakage in shipping and probably should always be installed by a professional to avoid staining.
June 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by huggybear Great non slip surface for hot tub room.
Went down like any other tile. Easy to cut. Only problem was the tile size was not uniform. Had to fudge grout lines to keep straight. Love the look.
February 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ace1 Beautiful Tile, Hard to work with...
We bought this tile to renovate our second bathroom. In our delivery, there were more broken tiles than I expected, though we had enough to complete the job. A lot of the tiles had nicked corners. We had to make a lot of cuts so that didn't matter, but if you have a large area in which you need a lot of full tiles, you may be miffed with how many are broken. This could have been the delivery, but for our order, there were more than I normally would find acceptable.
As far as the tile goes, it is very beautiful, not a lot of boring looking tiles. I have ordered a lot of MS International tiles, and have been only somewhat impressed by the quality and color of the tiles. The majority of these tiles were very nice, with a lot of interesting colors. However, these tiles were VERY difficult to work with, because they are incredibly porous. We had to use epoxy grout and a latex thinset to minimize the amount of water that could be absorbed. These tiles will absorb any water or liquid that comes in contact with them. You MUST seal the tiles with at least two coats of sealer prior to grouting. If you don't, the color of the grout will stain the tile and you will not be able to get it out.
The finished product was worth the effort, but it sure was a lot of effort...
January 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ginger rainbow teakwook sandstone tile
I ordered 60 sq ft. of this tile for the floor of a bathroom remodel. It was delivered to the store with no shipping expense. The tile was packaged in an excellent manner with styrofoam protecting each box of tile within another box. some tile was dirty and a few stained but only three tile had chips on a corner. By careful matching and triming the flaws, I used all tile with no discardes. WARNING! This tile is very porous. I sealed all with miracle porous plus prior to instalation. Used CBP thinset white for granite and wiped in pre-mixed grout then reseal with mira matte. It goes perfect with cedar on walls and granite shower. I would suggest this product for anyone willing to invest the extra labor required for a truely unique floor.
July 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Suebeeee1 Very difficult tiles
We purchased 300 sq ft for a sunroom we had just built and had it installed. The tile is VERY brittle. Out of our first 15 cases, we had 19 broken tiles. As other customers have said, it is very irregular. Some tiles are much thicker than others making it very difficult to install.
We made a decision to go with it anyway because I liked the look of the stone. The floor is quite uneven, but excusable due to the nature of stone.
Home Depot will take back any broken and chipped tile.
February 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by frank235 Beautiful but OUCH!
Summary: a beautiful stone with substandard quality at a great price.
Most of the stone is beautiful. Some of it - from 5 to 20% is just plain ugly.
First major problem is that it is NOT 12" x 12". It seems to vary from 11 1/2" to 11 7/8 inches and it is NOT square.
Second major problem: the thickness is not consistent. Some of the pieces differ by as much as 3/16 of an inch, which really shows up.
Third problem: some pieces are "gouged" by either a dull saw or saw misalignment. Combine the numbers with the "ugly" pieces for a total of 5 to 20%,
If you have a square area that depends on consistent measurements and thickness, you may have to cut many individual pieces - or pick another tile. For my job (small areas of backsplash) it was OK.
Be careful, it's sandstone - it will break or chip easily.
Don't get ANY thinset on the tiles; it will permanently absorb it. After initial install, add stone sealer and then grout.
April 8, 2014