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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BobF Slate tile
I expected a higher percentage of breakage than with most tile when ordering and it was a good thing. Of 16 boxes there was breakage in more than 50%. One box had only two unbroken tiles. The good folks at Home Depot were very understanding and made it all good, but it can effect your schedule if not planned for in advance.
Also it is important to understand these slate tiles are irregular in thickness that will result in a uneven surface unless you use a very thick thinset application. Some tiles are 1/4 inch, others 3/4. The uneven surface was ok for my application as it was being installed in a new construction wine room and we wanted an old world look.
January 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dmorg1212 Good Looking Slate
I bought this slate for a Fireplace surround and it worked well, looks good. The only issues I had were that the slate thickness was not consistent varying between 1/4 inch and 5/8ths. Also, of the 5 boxes I bought, an amount of slate equal to 1 box was broken when it arrived. 20% breakage seems a little high which is why the value is rated good.
The stone itself has a nice look to it but be aware that there are a lot of black slate tiles included if you expect a more variegated look then you should buy more square footage just to make sure that the look is what you want.
December 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Usuallyhappyhdcustomer Gorgeous -- BUT, 3/4 BROKEN!
This is gorgeous tile -- love the gauged, "kit" aspect -- HOWEVER, we ordered 4 cases and 3 arrived broken -- or, rather, we could "assemble" equivalent of one case out of the four! We will be re-ordering more -- this time,7 cases to try to gain equivalent of 4-5 cases worth to put down. Fingers crossed! It should look wonderful in the studio for which it's planned, but, these are heavy boxes, not easily just taken back to HD...Working out some sort of delivery to store, this time, where we'll open boxex there, not have delivered to home. PAIN -- better look great!!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SanDiegoDoItYourself Beautiful tile
I just picked up my tile today and haven't installed yet (for a small bathroom), but I am so impressed with the appearance of the tile, the beautiful variations in color, the speed of delivery and the customer service from Home Depot and the company that sources this tile. I had one delivery sent to my local store and that shipment had many broken tiles. Right away the staff called the tile supplier and had new tiles shipped out with a discount for my troubles. Less than one week later the tiles arrived all intact. They were nice enough to give me the spare tiles from the first shipment, plus an additional gift card for my troubles. Overall the staff was beyond accommodating, made sure the issues with broken tile were rectified, and went above and beyond to make sure I left happy. I'm really glad I ended up with all the extra tile because slate can be fragile and 'flake' off. Now I can pick the smoothest/strongest pieces and have more options in placing the different color tiles. Had I known, I would have ordered more to begin with. Overall, I'm a happy camper and cant wait to see the finished product.
April 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sue Poorly cut
While beautiful now that it's in, the stone is not gauged as advertised. Stones were up to 1/2" different thickness. Over 75% of the boxes had broken stones. The stones were not properly cut to the pattern they were supposed to be. Cost me well over $3,000 in extra installation labor charges and more than four weeks additional time to my kitchen. Would NOT recommend!
September 18, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by norten Good product; bad shipping
The product was a good value for the price; however, we had to return good deal of it several times because it was not packed properly and/or handled properly in shipping. The store made good on it each time, but it took several tries to get enough unbroken slate to complete the installation. Unles you're patiend, could not recommend , not because of the quality or price, but having to make multiple trips to exchange broken boxes.
April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy Looks nothing like the online picture
Very disappointed , the slate I recieved was nothing close to what was advertised. I expected a square for one they were not , they were very big rectangles we were not able to make it like the patchwork design that was pictured . The color , well there was none , it is regular boring slate. Not very good for a backsplash as advertised . I will use it outside to make a path
March 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Mixed Feelings
Found one broken tile in one of two boxes. Luckily I need to cut some tiles so I can use the pieces for that. Colors are only barely represented by the online picture, and the thicknesses are not even between pieces and vary a lot.
July 3, 2014