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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Slick Very nice
I was a flooring installer for 25 years so installation was a breeze and should be fairly simple for anyone with basic DIY skills. I would recommend if you're using grout, cut the spacers into "T" shapes ahead of time because you'll be staggering the joints and + shapes won't work (I used a scissors. This will save you time and frustration from doing it as you go. The quality of the tile seems excellent as well as the adhesion of the glue. I installed mine over new 5 mm exterior grade Luan underlayment and had no problems. I used the recommended pre-mixed grout (color was LINEN) and it was easy and straight forward. If you want to see any of the tile available "online only" you can visit a Home Depot and there are samples of the "online only/special order" tile in the Tile aisles.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by DIYGirl The Best of Both Worlds
I put this down right over old vinyl in a bathroom. It laid easily, the adhesive sticks very tight and is was fairly easy to cut- with a VERY SHARP knife. I think grouting it made all the difference in looking like "real" tile vs. stick on tiles. It totally upgraded the look of the bathroom for less than 50 bucks.
February 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Danielle Love the look and quality!
We recently installed this in our laundry and bathroom. I hated the idea of vinyl but decided to take a risk on this because I had bad luck with ceramic cracking in my home, which is on piers. If I would have know it would be so great, I would have used it in my kitchen too! It looks like stone or ceramic! Our floor installers decided to install over cement board with a glue (just for extra hold but it doesn't call for that). We decided not to grout to save money and labor but I still feel like it still kinda looks grouted. We used a brick pattern. I love my floor! We haven't lived with it long enough to comment on durability but it seems like it will be very durable!
August 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by spostrn Large tile project
We chose this product for ease of installation rather than using real travertine. I also liked the fact that it wouldn't raise the floor height very much. I installed this product in a kitchen, half bath, laundry room, hallway, and master bathroom. (appoximately 800 square feet) of a home that we are planning to flip. Per home depot's recommendation, we did not lay new subfloor (except for in the master bathroom), instead prepping the existing vinyl flooring. We scrubbed the floor with a scrub brush and tsp. Any loose or uneven spots we pulled up and then filled with floor leveler. We also went over the floor with bond enhancer as Home Depot recommended. In the master bathroom we had to install a new plywood subfloor, and we also coated that with bond enhancer. Comparison: If I had to do it over again, I would have installed plywood subfloor over the whole project. The finish was smoother and the bond between the tile and the floor was stronger. In a few areas of the original vinyl, there were uneven spots, and the tile didn't stick very well. We put construction adhesive underneath these tiles to get better adherence. Plan for a fair amount of waste, especially if you have a lot of odd cuts to make. We chose to grout the tile. The floor looks amazing and expensive. If you didn't know it was vinyl, you would think it was travertine. I like the looks of the tile so much that I am planning to do the garage entryway, laundry room, and half bath in my own home with it. It seems like it will hide dirt very well. FYI: This tile chews through razor blades, so have a lot of them available. When grouting, do small areas at a time and wipe the tile down before it has a chance to dry.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Megan Just beautiful!
I own multiple rental properties and I strive to make them look high end while getting improvents done fast and affordably. I have used this product in a different size and color and it has been down in one rental for over a year with no problems. I was delighted to see this new 12"x24" size in travertine when it came time to redo one of my tenants bathrooms. The look is modern and once down it looks just like high end floor tiles. In real life this floor is much more beautiful and high quality than the picture suggests. The whole floor took about six total hours to cut tiles, lay them, and grout. My tenant has not stopped talking about how beautiful her bathroom is. I'm closing on a new house this month, guess what I will be buying more of...
March 11, 2014