Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ash Bathroom went from blah to SPA!
Our small bathroom had that curling, old disgusting cheap sheet vinyl and I had enough of looking at it everyday. Husband and I found these peel & stick tiles that felt good, looked good and decided to install them. I was hesitant at first because of the word "peel & stick" but we bought some floor primer made for peel & stick tiles and BOOM---they are stuck like barnacles to the primered subfloor. We chose to grout the tiles in taupey-brown color and our bathroom looked AMAZING! We also love how warm it is to our feet in the mornings! Clean up is super-easy, just some mopping solution and looks new.
Only downside is cutting the tiles. I used tin snips to make my corner cuts (which I traced with wax paper) and you have to play around with some scrap tiles to learn how to make the best cut possible. Not really noticeable once installed, though. Easily scored for straight cuts with good blade.
LOVE IT AND WILL BE DOING OUR KITCHEN THIS WEEKEND WITH THIS LINE OF TILE!
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert58 Good tile, with a caveat
I installed this in my foyer, over old linoleum (probably with asbestos, so I didn't want to remove it). So far so good, but I will see how it behaves during the winter. If there is any change, I will report back.
First, the positives: this tiles is really good looking. Unless you get on your knees and inspect it, you will never know that it's not actual ceramic tile. It has a nice texture, and it is slightly "warmer" than ceramic or porcelain. Installation is relatively easy, if you follow the instructions. It calls for 1/8 spacers for the grout, but I used 3/16 without a problem. I am very pleased with the results, and I will install it in a small bathroom that currently has linoleum sheets. My original plan was to install actual ceramic tile, but after looking at the results in the foyer, it looks like the real deal.
Now, the warnings (not quite negatives). You need to make sure that the floor is spotless. Really, preparation is key here. I installed it over linoleum, but I cleaned it with a mixture of hot water, white vinegar, and baking soda. It can be installed over plywood or concrete as well, but the same thing applies: make sure it is absolutely clean. You might need to use a primer. If you don't have a clean surface, failure is the most likely outcome, and the adhesive is not strong enough to reapply it once you move it.
Another thing to note is that the pre-mixed grout that HD sells to use with the TrafficMaster does not have the same time frame to work with as regular grout. It dries really quickly and it has some sort of glue or some other substance that makes it difficult to remove. I have installed over 2000 sq.f. of actual ceramic tile, and the grout you mix yourself is a lot easier to work with. So my advice is to only do a few tiles at a time or use a different grout.
Lastly, be patient when cutting the tile - it's a bit trickier that it looks at first. Overall it is a good value, and I would recommend it, provided that you follow the instructions and are careful when you install it.
May 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tammy Love this in my kitchen
I used this to update my Kitchen counter tops and back splash. I love it. its very sturdy I have cut on the counter itself and it has not marked the tile very easy to clean and way cheaper than granite tops. Everyone that has seen it loves it so here are a few pictures.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rogerseo Perfect
I had already updated the cabinets and counter tops in my kitchen but I waited on the floor because I wanted to lay ceramic tile. I laid about 200 sq ft of ceramic in my basement so I knew the labor involved to do the kitchen and was not looking forward to it. I came across this and saw some good reviews and pics so I gave it a try and was not disappointed. Followed the directions for cleaning as and did not use extra adhesive. It went down and stayed down well. Scored and broke easily and trimmed it with tin snips for precision cuts. I grouted it with Earth color grout and it looked great. Time will tell for durability with two young boys and 100 lb dog it won't take long to find out. Honestly I am very happy with how it looks. 130 sq ft in about six hours including grout is not too bad. Excuse the pics my tablet camera is not the best.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYmama Affordable, easy, and looks great!
These tiles look like the real thing but are much easier to install than ceramic tile. We installed this floor over existing sheet linoleum. We did a diamond pattern and have received many compliments on the floor. It is very important to clean your existing floor according to the product's recommendations for a great stick. If the floors are cleaned properly, they will have a strong bond. Learned this the hard way! Tiles are easy to cut with the score and snap method...just be sure to score on the top of the tile, not the back as it can peel the design off the tile...husband learned that the hard way! He scored and snapped one from the back and the design peeled off a little at the edge. For round cuts or more complex cuts than a straight cut, heat the tile up first with a hair dryer, then take strong or utility scissors to easily cut the tile. We will continue to use these tiles for the remaining sheet linoleum that is in our home. Love my new floor!
April 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Scratches & Scuffs
Surface scratches and scuffs easly. To help clean after installing with armstrong new beginnings floor stripper. Manufacturer told me flooring is packaged with wax between separation sheets to avoid sticking. Its best this is cleaned off. Also not to use any sealer since this will scratch off. Flooring ok but not the best. Go with laminate or tile.
March 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wan Great Product
Easy to put down,looks great, when grouted or not, durable, all around Great Flooring.
February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Too bad it's being discontinued
These self-stick vinyl tiles are extra heavy duty and I used them with grout to perfectly mimic actual stone tile. My biggest chore in installation was providing a good underlayment surface. In my case I had to use AC exterior plywood. I discovered that while the manufacturer recommends a utility knife to cut the tiles, that is extremely difficult after cutting nearly 400 tiles for my project. I discovered that it is much easier to just use a pair of large flat tin snips after first tracing the cut line with a pencil. But wow what a nice finished project. Too bad Home Depot has decided to discontinue this particular pattern.
March 10, 2015