Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeC Looks awesome, cuts well, but a little hard to stick on a vertical surface.
The end product turned out nice, but it was a LOT of cutting, holding, propping, and creative use of spacers to get it to work. Because of the weight of the product, it definitely wants to slide down a bit when placed on a vertical surface. One suggestion is to find the lighter pieces in the pallet since they do a lot less sliding.
Also, I'm not sure what the best solution for grouting is, but because the gaps are over 1/2" I went with more mortar. That was a pain to clean (TONS of wet sponging) but in the end worked out.
I'm not sure I would go with them again for this application given the amount of work it took, but it was by far the cheapest option to get a legit stone look.
November 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Great product. Easy to lay, once you get the pattern worked out.
We really enjoy the Santa Barbara meshed flagstone pavers.
Everyday we go out to our beautiful patio and take in the beauty of what we accomplished on our own. It took my wife and I almost four years to figure out what we wanted to do with our nasty front patio. Once we saw the Meshed Flagstone we knew exactly what to do.
We laid out all the pavers where we wanted them to go, rented a tile cutter for one day and did all the cutting in less than four hours. Then started laying mortar 1/4 inch thick, let it set overnight then added the sand grout.Three days later we applied a wet look sealant, Everyone has said that it looks like a professional job! It came out so beautiful and we are very proud of it. What a great product!
September 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SMRWC Looks great after expert install
Hard to install, but looks great upon completion. Total area 100 sq. ft. Had to skim through 2 new pallets for the right tiles. Had a few chip or break during install. Could not return them. Anyway, look for slightly thicker ones when you pick them up. Discard the assembly even with one thin tile - that's the one which will break during install. Sealed it with Home Depot generic sealant. Overall great value and looks great!
September 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HappyDad Worked well
Like some other reviewers I used this to build a "hearth" for my new Pellet Stove. The slate comes on a mesh backing but is only attached by dabs of adhesive. The gobs of glue make it difficult to get the slate level even using a 1/2" notched trowel. I would also suggest better packaging because my slate came damaged. If MSI took the time to pay attention to detail (packaging, etc) 5 stars for sure.
October 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by computerguy excellent product
I used these to cover my front porch made of concrete. These are easy to layout and I cut them with a hand grinder. Based on my experience if you follow the instructions and use them in the proper setting you will be very pleased.
For example, some complain that these crack when you walk on them but they are using them on a path that is not on a solid surface. Or they use the wrong trowel, you must use a 1/2 inch notched trowel not a 1/4 inch trowel for the thinset or mortar bed.
Moral of the story is if you use them properly and follow the instructions, you will be pleased!
FYI - these are not calibrated so they are not designed to be used as tile in a home but for a surface like a patio when you want the natural stone look and feel.
May 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AA40 Flagstone
My wife and I did our front walkway using the meshed flagstone product. It took us 2 full days and went down very easy. I did a patio a few years ago with loose flagstone and what a pain. Very little waste with this product just lay it all out first. I found it was better to use a very thin cement mixture the poured it between the the stones. That way it went under the stones to fill and gaps and made the clean up easy. You do not want cement to dry on the flagstone its difficult to get off. It was a fun project.
October 10, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer very nice and an easy application
These are very nice mesh tiles. the color, hues and texture are perfect for an outdoor project. I have only one small dissatisfaction in that there were eight broken pieces at the outside edge of the mesh, which really is not a problem since they can be used where cuts would be made anyway. overall I am very pleased with these for the price. They are excellent. would reccomend these for anybody that is interested in making there outdoor space a more appealing place to be.
September 28, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleased123 Love it
I had installers do it so I don't have a personal experience if it is easy or hard to install. All I know is that the finished product looks fantastic, I put a sealer on it and the colors pop right out. It looks great.
June 10, 2014