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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Worth the Investment
One year after install and our floor still looks great; very happy with this product. After 20 years of a carpeted basement I was looking for a more allergen free approach to basement flooring. I wanted to stay away from inexpensive peal and stick tiles, engineered hardwoods (they don't stand the test of time), and ceramic (too much space to cover/messy). I found this product while searching. The click and go feature appealed to me for easy/quick install. I ordered samples and liked what I saw/felt in my hands. I covered nearly 900 square feet with two styles. I used the blue shale for a great contrast and then bamboo for our yoga room.
This product has held up extremely well to teenage traffic and a dog. It cleans up quickly with either a dust mop or the occasional wet mop. I haven't had any issues with moisture penetrating the seams of the tile from spillage, or worse, pet accidents. The installation was fast. The tile cuts quickly on a table saw. Even my 12 year old was very helpful and enjoyed assembling the tile.
I couple of notes; I did purchase a couple of dead-blow hammers as recommended and felt they worked well. The tile does need time to settle in. At first you might think something is amiss as the tiles seem beveled on the edges or don't click together properly. Assembly takes some practice but then you will find yourself up and running and knocking out the work quickly. The tiles will acclimate over the next few days. The floor will settle and look great. I get many compliments from my extended family and guests. See the photos. And lastly, while they do say you could use this product in a bathroom, I had reservations about too much potential water spillage around the toilet. I opted for ceramic tile in a downstairs bathroom as it was a small area and used a marble threshold to separate the ceramic from the Place N Go tile and it looks great. I used a black silicone caulk to fill in any small gaps in cuts and its virtually unnoticeable.
November 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Great choice for active rooms that have to look good
I installed this in our basement fitness room. I had looked at a lot of other choices, including the jigsaw puzzle foam squares, but came back to this for a number of reasons:
-Simple to install - I swept the floor and started laying tile. This was a finished room so I trimmed the edges to leave about 1/4" space between the tile and the drywall, and installed baseboard trim after the floor was installed. Looks great.
-Durability - the tiles wear like iron. Dropping dumbbells, dragging benches around, etc... and just a couple minor scuffs. The floor is holding up wonderfully.
-Cushioning - It was important to have some cushioning for exercise, but I didn't want to feel like I was jumping on a sponge. This is a great compromise; about as much give as a low pile carpet, but with everything else.
-Moisture resistance - It is an exercise room, and there are 2 puddles of sweat on either side of the treadmill when I'm done. Yeah, I know, gross, but reality. With this floor, it's a simple wipe to clean up. My treadmill used to sit in our family room, and it was impossible not to soil the carpet...which is why the fitness room is now in the basement.
-Looks great - actually, this was a major consideration. The fitness room is between the walkout doors and the rest of the finished basement, so it was important that the floor looked as good as the rest of the room when we have parties where people are walking back and forth between the outside patio and the basement lounge area. The slate appearance of these tiles fit right in with the rest of the decor.
If there was a negative, it would be that I needed to trim a few of the tiles to get a nice fit, but that was an easy operation. I used my table saw to take off a hair from 2 edges and they went right together. A huge plus is that it will be easy to pull up the tiles if I ever need to. I consider these tiles to be a great investment if you care about the appearance of the room they are going in and you need the performance.
September 19, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stat very forgiving for old house floor
We purchased this for a 1948 house with poor subfloor for the kitchen. The floor was very forgiving for imperfections in the subfloor. We only used leveler for one area that was over 1/2 inch off. looks very professional. we added the sealer from the mfg. which took 2 days to get. I underplayed for waste. Follow the directions on where to start in the room. Do not start directly in the corner unless all your walls are plumb. NOT! Very happy and plan to use it in a game room.
April 2, 2014