Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LikeABoss Great tile for backsplash
These tiles look great on my kitchen backsplash. The tiles are high quality but pretty difficult to grout due to the deep bevel. All in all, I would recommend them but keep in mind that you will have to spend a large amount of time with the grout, especially removing excess grout to expose the beveled edges. It is well worth it in the end once the project is done!!
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KMMG Beautiful for kitchen backsplash
We had this tile professionally installed in our kitchen for a backsplash and it's beautiful! The beveling gives it a lot of depth and is much more interesting than regular flat subway tile. This was a good choice and I highly recommend this tile.
We used it above the countertops and sink, and then complimented it with the greecian white marble octagon mosaic (12 x 12 sheets) above the stove framed with the greecian white pencil. There is a lot of color variation in the mosaic pieces (white, gray, brown) which looks nice...just don't expect it to be all white. There were very few chips, scratches or other defects. 10% overage in ordering tiles was more than plenty to make up for any unusable sheets.
One thing I want to share though is that the grouting of this tile is extremely time consuming because of the beveled edges! The grout needs to be cleaned off of all beveled edges by wiping the edges with the corner of the grouting sponge or with a wet towel. This is the proper way to grout this tile, otherwise if the surface is grouted flat, the grout lines will be huge and you won't see the beveled edges. Also, regarding grout, you need to use unsanded grout. We were told that sanded grout would be best (unsanded grout can show cracks), but we tried sanded grout on a sample piece and the sanded grout scratches the tile.
June 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Love2Renovate Looks Special Order and Expensive!
Add "marble" to you kitchen in an affordable way! We decided to go with this back splash because we liked the look, could buy it in store and met our deadline. The sheet I brought home to sample was grey and white. When I went back to get 60 more square feet I ran into some trouble. So much of the inventory was gold/brown/yellow/white/grey...I had to go to 4 Home Depots on a Sunday night 8 months pregnant and pick through the boxes! Fortunately it was sold in sheets so I could be choosy but it was a lot of work! I loved the bevel, too. However, when the tile guy installed it, he did a sloppy job and you can see the bevel but not exactly how I would have liked it. Overall, everyone who visits makes a positive comment about the back splash and I'm glad I was able to pull it together.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bemero Beautiful product. Great resistance and shine.
I'm very happy with the product. It was worthy the effort!.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Drugoff Proceed with Caution
1) Yes, grouting will take 2-3 times longer than expected if you want the beveled edge to show.
2) I would also recommend unsanded grout as the tiles appear to scratch easily.
3) Grouting will be done "icing style".
4) I recommend having this installed by someone who is accustomed to installed natural stone.
5) Make sure that the surface is level and plumb.
6) Needless to say, there will be a wide variety of natural variation. Out of 100 square feet, we only replaced 2 tiles. We liked the white, gray, and brown tones (all very neutral), but the 2 tiles that we didn't like were both gray & brown.
7) Per installer, not all sheets had uniform and level tiles. Some tiles needed to be cut out of the sheet to be adjusted to level.
8) Total installation for 100 square feet was almost 3 full days, because of the grouting process.
9) The picture shown is accurate, but an "ideal" sample. Most of your sheets will have significant variations of mainly grays and some browns.
10) You will probably need a sealant of some kind after installation, because marble stains very easily.
11) Ironically, this is a very robust, yet sensitive product...handle with care to prevent scratches.
12) We used this tile in a hall bath tub surround, no border or trim, from tub surface to the ceiling. It looks pretty good, but the corners were especially tricky to cut (remember level) and tricky to grout.
13) We paired this tile with an Octagonal Marble floor tile, and they looked pretty good together, giving it a timeless, yet modern appeal to it.
14) Overall, I recommend, but proceed with caution.
15) I like that this, and my floor tile, were available in my local store, just in case I needed more.
August 28, 2013