Great product! Someone said “think castle” and that’s exactly what it looks like. I was going for a Tuscany look for my kitchen and I’m very happy. Those who gave one star really needed to look at the pictures. If that isn’t what you’re going for then don’t buy it. It’s exactly like the pictures. I used a sandstone beige grout for the grout lines and holes in the stones and it’s perfect. Three pallets so far and no breakage.
I deducted one star for poor packaging. The product itself is great. Unfortunately each kit was wrapped with cardboard covering only the edges. All the top pieces in each kit are exposed. Whoever packaged the kits for shipment wrapped a very sticky packing tape around all the kits so every top tile in each kit was covered in sticky residue when we took the packing tape off. It was a pain to get it off. We tried "goo gone" but because the tile is so porous I didn't want the smell of "goo gone" penetrating the stone, so painstakingly had to scrub the sticky residue off the tile before it could be grouted and sealed.
We grouted it with Polyblend Sanded Grout in Earth tone and it turned out great. Notice the pictures before and after grout. The color change in the tile itself is very dramatic because of how porous the stone is. If I wanted to keep the light color of the stone I would fill each tile with light color grout first, then lay it down and only after that I would do the dark grout for the seams.
Tile installer said on a quality scale of 1-5 he would give it a 4. He stated the color consistency was not as he uniform as he would like. For the price for me, the variations in color are to be expected. Tile was laid in a Palace Versailles pattern with a 1/8 inch grout joint and grouted with Marpei sanded Bone colored grout. Pics are of small bath before grout and after. Third pic is of larger area before grouting.
This is absolutely beautiful in my half bath!! Love the pattern! We had our walls tiled from ceiling to floor with this and the color matched my travertine floor almost perfectly! There were very few broken pieces and I had to order 3 pallets to have enough for my walls. I do wish you could get it in smaller quantities and not have to order a whole pallet, but I will find something to do with the leftover pieces. I'm thinking I want my utility room wall done with this now!
Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End
We purchased 400 sq ft of this product to tile our living room and adjoining dining room. Product was as beautiful, if not more so, than expected. Chipped travertine creates an exceptional look and was no more difficult to install than any other tile I've installed. However, it is natural stone and some of the tiles are large so expect some breakage. No big deal if you plan for it.