Consumer Reviews of SnapStone tile floors
#7 of 9 brands of tile floors
53% of customers recommend
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Date created: 2014-09-29
Name: Stephen Sickel
Location: Willard, OH
I installed Snapstone tile in the kitchen and 3 bathrooms of my home 5
years ago. The installation fast and could not have been easier, the
flexible grout is wonderful, and I have had absolutely no problems.
Everybody who sees it asks me where I got it and who was my installer. I
just smile and then get requests to do their homes. Sorry, I have
Date created: 2014-07-17
Location: Shelby Township Mi.
This product is very easy to install once your sub-floor is flat. I
will say that again, once your sub-floor is flat. You have to take the
extra time to ensure the surface you are tiling with snapstone is
sound and flat or you will get cracked tiles. These tiles are inter-
connected and will rise and fall with the dips in a floor as you step
on them if the floor is not flat. The installation went smooth with
only a small issue trying to cut holes. You will need to use a diamond
drill or diamond rotary tool as the tile is extremely hard. I
installed this product in a bathroom but would probably not install
this in a kitchen because of the fact of moving a refrigerator back
and forth to clean under. I am very pleased with this product and
would use it again. Once more take the time to prep your floor
properly and you should have no problems.
Date created: 2014-06-25
Name: Ken K
Location: Westmont, IL
This is a great product for DIY'ers. As long as you like to do it over
and over again and have a whole lot of extra time on your hands. The
tiles crack easily for seemingly no reason at all. I believe the reason
is that the tile itself is set in a plastic tray. Any point contact will
cause the tile to bend in the plastic trey and crack. It is also easy to
accidentally crack the tiles during installation and not notice for a
couple months. Cutting the grout out and replacing tile is
difficult,time consuming, and messy. And don't ever clean under your
fridge after you lay this tile. You are sure to crack a couple pieces
every time you move the fridge. I am going to try to put larger feet on
my fridge to distribute the load more and hopefully not crack more tile.
And very disappointing, when I removed one tile, I found that the grout
was not water proof and the wood under the grout was wet. That means the
subfloor is probably wet in many places under the floor. Eventually that
will mold and the entire subfloor will need to be cut out and replaced.
The tile will need to be replaced, but that will be a small job compared
to the subfloor that the tile caused damage to. I do not recommend this
for anyone anywhere. Bad product.
Date created: 2014-03-20
Location: Smithsburg MD
"Snap Stone Is Awesome"
Our family room needed a make-over and we decided to use tile instead of
carpet. We looked at many different tiles and installations. We found
that our floor has some minor amount of give in it and it was not
completely level. So after reading reviews and finding that it works on
give and not completely level surfaces...it floats...we thought it would
be the floor for us. Omg....i have to say that people who say it is
costly...did not do all the math. You do not have to get the floor
leveled...you do not have to buy the concrete backer board. We installed
ours over the wood underlayment that was on the floor from the orig.
Builder after tearing up the carpet. It was so easy to install that just
about anyone could do it. My kids helped out. It just snaps together by
pulling on tile onto the other. So easy. Cuts were made just like
traditional tile with wet saw, but still slid right into place. We had a
15 x 20 room completely tiled in 4 hours. That was one person laying
tile and another making the cuts for edges. We grouted the same floor in
one day and we were finished in a weekend. It looks amazing. We have had
the floor for about 2 months and have had zero problems... This floor
will go over anything that is not carpet. So you can lay it right over
existing linoleum or whatever. Crazy awesome easy. The only thing is
that due to it being a newer product there are not a tone of color
choices. But we wanted neutral so we used the Mocha. Love it Love it
Love it. Can't say enough good things about it.
Date created: 2013-09-18
Name: T Gibson
Location: Alliance, Ne
"Not what we expected"
I have always loved the look of tile and have wanted it in my kitchen
for years. My husband and I decided on SnapStone with help from the
employee at the local home improvement store. He promised ease of
installation and that it was very durable with the "flexibility" from
the flex grout and floating tile system. We have had this floor a
little over a year and every time I mop I find another tile that is
cracked! There are several that have cracked so bad that they are now
chipping along the cracks. The company said that all tile cracks when
something drops on it. As far as the line cracks they said that is
caused by our floor underneath moving! Isn't that what the flex grout
and floating tile is suppose to eliminate? We feel that the ease of
installation isn't worth going back and replacing cracked tiles all of
the time. (Which we haven't done yet but doesn't sound like it is going
to be a very easy task!) Maybe this tile holds up better in a bathroom
than in a kitchen as reading the other reviews from people who have
liked it seems to be mostly in bathrooms. We do not recommend SnapStone
Date created: 2013-08-04
Name: P. Curran
Location: Ames, Iowa
"Dissatisfied with Snapstone Tile"
In reading the reviews, I am finding that those who were satisfied wrote
primarily about the ease of the installation process. While I like the
color and my friend installed it fairly easily, he found the tile
fragile. Two tiles broke during the installation when the corners bumped
up against each other. The floor was installed in my kitchen four months
ago and two tiles have since cracked, through normal wear and tear. It
is also difficult to keep clean as it attracts dirt. I would not
recommend this product.
Date created: 2012-10-06
Name: Janet B
"Not happy at all"
We have been dreaming of our remodel of our kitchen for years, finally
it happened and in June the project was completed. We choose snap stone
tile with quiet warmth floor heat. Tile looks great but it is now the
6th of October and I have 4 broken tiles. I am so disappointed there
aren't enough words to describe my dissatisfaction. We spent a lot of
money and energy in the floor and my husband is almost ready to have
some one come in and redo the floor with a different product. There goes
a couple of thousand dollars. My advise think twice.
Date created: 2012-03-23
Name: Steve Faulkner
Location: Eau Claire, WI
"Wonderful Product Fantastic Results"
Absolutely the best home improvement product I have ever used. Wish I
would have known about this before putting down laminate in the kitchen.
Snapstone is easy to work with and end result looks as good or better
than any professional installation. I had a good wet saw and had no
issue with pump clogging with the plastic backing. I did change the
water every couple hours. What could have been a messy time consuming
project was easy and even fun. Would I recommend to friends? I already
have and looks like I am helping them do a couple bathrooms. While it
seems expensive next to regular tile, add up the time and material costs
to put down cement board and all the mortar mess and cure time and even
laying time with all the spacers and mess and if your time is worth
anything SnapStone is far less. I spoke with a general contractor and
asked what bids come in at for tile on a new concrete floor and was told
ten to fourteen dollars a foot. My project cost 6.00 a square foot
including the tools I purchased to do the grouting. I'm 60 years old and
not in that great of physical shape so after five or six hours I quit
for the day, If I can do it, If you are reading this, you can too.
Date created: 2012-03-07
Name: P. Sciarpelletti
"we really like it"
We installed Snapstone under a 420 lb. Wood burning stove. It looks as
new today as it did two heating seasons ago. Biggest problem we had
installing it, was always replacing the water in the tile saw, as the
plastic backing gomps it up after each cut. Saw blade is still in good
shape. Installation was a breeze, if you can lay laminate flooring, you
can do SnapStone. Also, we had old concrete and brick, on top of a wood
sub-floor, for the flooring under the stove. We broke up as much as
possible, but since SnapStone is a floating floor, we did not have to
put a new sub-floor down. Today, we just picked up another order we
placed to do the half bath off our bedroom. I recommend this product to
everyone I see around it's display. The grout is a little harder to work
with than regular grout, but it is holding up perfectly, and it has a
lot of weight on it and gets very warm from the stove, which is a
Woodstock Soapstone Stove, which is made with cast iron. Yep, we love
this product, wish the price was a little cheaper, but the ease of
installation is worth the extra cost. By the way, we are Senior citizens, and
if we can do this, anyone can.
Date created: 2012-01-11
Name: L Carr
"looked great at first"
I would not recommend this product to anyone. It was very easy to
install but after a couple years all my tiles are breaking I now have to
rip up all these tiles and replace them. Should have known this product
sounded to good to be true. Don't waste your money or time installing