Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 16
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Papatuzz Not too bad
We bought these tiles for two of the bathrooms in our house. We laid them directly on top of the vinyl flooring. Shaw recommends placing the tiles with the lines vertical and the next tile with the lines horizontal. We laid them with the lines all running the same direction. They're easier to vacuum that way. We believe the reason they want them back and forth is because the colors DO NOT MATCH on all the tiles. With them back and forth you won't notice this mismatch as much, but even with it, they do not look very bad. I included a photo so you can see what I mean. They DO STINK though. If you order these and maybe any pre-glued tiles, do yourself a favor and take all of the tiles out of the box and spread them around outside for a couple of hours. Then you'll be good to go. If you lay them directly from the box, the stench is awful. Trying to get the paper off the glue can be a real pain also. Shaw says to peel it off in one quick sweeping motion. That's great advice, if you can get it started. I wish the glue was just a bit tackier. If you need to replace any tiles you shouldn't have a problem because you can just peel the bad tile off the floor and lay a new one. We haven't had a problem yet, but we are a bit concerned with the tackiness holding long term. Maybe we shouldn't be concerned. Only time will tell. Even with the few drawbacks, we would not hesitate to purchase them again.
June 26, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DKIdoer $85 solution to $350 problem~!!!
1. These tiles were the LEAST expensive option when a competitor didnt' want to do the smaller job without a HUGE installation fee. And it was FREE SHIPPING!
2. They were VERY easy to install and easy to cut and fit to the odd spots.
3. Even though at first I thought there wouldn't be enough padding or cushion, actually it's not bad even though they are installed on concrete.
4. Hopefully they will stay in place without loss of adhesive for a long time. It's only been a couple of days but I'm still VERY PLEASED!!!
June 8, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kchapmans Nice for the price
I laid this carpet in my daughter's 12x14 room, over a clean and dry floor. The tiles were very easy to cut into the shapes needed to go around the door frames and wood trim. I laid them out in a parquet pattern and it turned out very nice. Two things I noticed, however: the tiles are not all the same color even though they came out of the same box (some were darker than others), and the glue was minimal, even missing on some tiles, so I will have to find something to make them stick tighter to the floor. This lack of glue and color inconstistency was consistent in all of the 11 boxes I purchased. These tiles do not have a chemical odor (no "new carpet" smell) and they feel really nice under foot. I will be purchasing more to carpet my room if Home Depot can get Shaw to increase their color selections (like Navy blue or beige.)
December 16, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Michigander Easy to use, small quality variances
We installed the Berber Berry and Ocean Blue colors in a loose pattern in the basement. They performed as advertised, although there were very slight differences here and there in both tile size and adhesive backing. The Berber Berry tiles seemed just a little thinner than the blue ones. I had trouble with a utility knife, which seemed to dull after the first 6 or 7 tiles; I switched to heavy-duty scissors: What a difference! Once you draw the straight edge on the back of the tile, if you can cut straight at all, I'd recommend highly that you use scissors instead of a utility knife. This small decision made a huge difference. Instead of kneeling over the tile, pushing down on it and slicing, I was able to do most of the work while seated. My back, shoulders and wrists all thanked me the next day.
Note: There is some outgassing, so make sure to ventilate well. I had a bad headache the next day.
July 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vall58 12 in. x 12 in. Carpet Tiles in cranberry are true to the color pictured
I have looked everywhere to buy carpet tiles for a rental I have .I needed something durable with a cushion already built in to carpet a hallway. These are perfect. Great price compared to carpet remenant or runners.
I haven't installed them yet but with the instruction on the box it looks very easy.
May 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by anita420 Love the color and quality
I just installed my carpet tiles and I got berber berry and I just love it!! It looks beautiful!! I was kinda stressed out after I ordered it because you can't get samples of the colors before you order which is a drag, home depot needs to rethink that concept. After installing them which was quick and simple they were very nice in my bedroom. The color seems a darker burgundy color on the internet but infact its more of a mauve color which went perfect with my bedroom decor. Can't wait to do my whole house now thats why I just ordered for my bedroom incase I didn't like it. I wanted to go eco friendly since alot of these tiles are recycled. I have three small dogs and thought incase I had an accident and the dogs tore one tile out I could always replace the tile so I ordered extra. This is great if you have pets or children theres enough padding in back and its a peel and stick and works better if you have a rubber mallet to hammer down to stick better and even out everything!! I'm very happy!!
July 4, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chicago Not pretty
The website image doesn't accuratly picture this product. The carpet is a lighter rose color than the red online site shows. Also the fabric is very tough, probably only good in a mud room, but the light rose would show any and all stains.
Home depot store took it back, so I did not have to worry about shipping.
November 7, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mhaney carpet tiles
I bought this product for my son's room. Very nice. Easy to take care of. The only fault is trying to remove the plastic covering on the back to expose the adhesive. That was difficult. I would buy it again.
July 6, 2009