Rated 3.2 out of 5Â by 49
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 1Happybuyer Excellent purchase
We bought this product three years ago for a small concrete front porch that has had everything from paint to outdoor carpeting since the home was built in 1978. This is by far the best solution we have found. After three years the dark brown color has not faded or worn. Once a year we clean it with Simple Green and a brush and water hose. Spraying with water hose or sweeping with leaf blower keeps clean otherwise. We did not have any trouble with installation. The tiles are not all perfectly square but we were able to deal with that. This product is worth the money to us and I recommend it.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TommyG Perfect flooring solution for our balcony
We have a beautiful 80 year old New Orleans victorian home with a 300sf balcony that's covered in galvanized steel. Outdoor rugs disintegrated within a year and the painted steel was an awful look. We wanted a lightweight flooring solution that would fit under the rail all the way to the outer edge of the deck. (Check out the Photo.)
Though the manufacturer suggests using the clips only on the perimeter, I recommend using them for the entire surface. It just looks better when they're all tightly fitted and they don't move when you walk on them. The tiles are not all the same, but that give it more of an organic feel. The clips help to keep tiles in place by pulling and tugging on the entire surface. It does take quite a bit of effort to install on large areas, but everyone that sees it agrees that it was a great choice. Love that it absorbs sound and is slip resistant. At one inch thick it's quite comfy to walk on.
We bought these right off the shelf. It would be great if the store maintained the display better. We bought every clip from every store in the New Orleans area and still didn't have enough. We had to order extra clips which delayed installation for a week. Overall extremely satisfied.
May 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Todd Just Say "NO"
We read other reviews but apparently thought we had the magic touch. What a nightmare! A few tiles will snap together easily but by no means are ANY of them 18"square, infact they run various sizes and thus the problem begins. And let me be the first to tell you that we have used a drummel tool, shims, a utility knife, mallet, etc. You definitely need a VERY level, hard pack surface if you are not putting them on a deck. In hindsight I wish I would have read and taken to heart the other reviews. This product needs revamped severely.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SAMM Watch Home Depot DIY video on how to install these
If you watch the video on how to install these, you DO NOT use clips on all the tiles. Just the tiles on the perimeter. No wonder people are having such a hard time installing them.
April 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by PhilC Great, but not perfect
PROS: When not in direct sunlight, the tiles are very cool and comfortable to walk on. They cool down very quickly after the shade falls on them. The smell of rubber goes away after a couple of days, and they do look really good. I installed them on my deck.
CONS: The product literature at the manufacturer website says the tiles' color will vary due to the process. I expected the tiles to be slightly different in color but varied enough that I could make it look intentional. The tiles came in essentially two shades; about 20% one shade and 80% the other. Ultimately it still looks good, but you can spot the out of place tiles. The rubber does get REALLY hot in the direct sun, so wear shoes.
Installation tip: You have to use the clips, otherwise you won't get the tiles to line up properly. You only need to clip the outside row of tiles, then place the inside tiles. It's nearly impossible to clip all the tiles together. Also, I found it much easier to use my hand to reach under the tiles and install the clips rather than pound them with a mallet. Often the hole and clip did not line up perfectly and so I was pounding the clip into the rubber. By hand, however, it worked a charm.
May 22, 2012