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Consumer Reviews of SnapStone tile floors
Popularity:#23 of 30 brands of tile floors
54% of customers recommend
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Date created: 2014-07-17
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
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
"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: 2013-08-04
Name: P. Curran
"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
"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 this product.
Date created: 2011-11-09
"Still happy 2 years later"
We installed snapstone in an 8x9 feet bathroom 2 years ago. It took about 4-5 hours to install. One person laid the tile while another person cut the tiles as needed. Once we got the hang of it the tiles were easy to snap together. The floor still looks great. We have not experienced any chipping or cracking in the grout or tiles. Be careful where you start and end. We ended next to the bathtub and were unable to get enough leverage to snap the last row in without denting the bathtub. We ended up breaking off the plastic pieces that snap together and just grouting the tiles similar to the instructions for replacing a tile. Overall, we are very satisfied and are considering using snapstone on another bathroom.
Date created: 2011-01-06
"Looks great, much less mess"
I recently installed Snapstone in a bathroom. However first I had to remove a layer of adhesive floor tile and one of linolium. In order to get the floor flat for the Snapstone I also had dto scrape up all the old adhesive. This was alot of work. Once I started laying the Snapstone things went fairly quickly. One day into the job I broke down and purchased an inexpensive wet saw to manage cut-outs. I was nice to be able to lay the room out and change designs without being rushed as I would have been if I'd done this the traditional way with morter cement. The grout also went down easily. Snapstone doesn't fill the grout bucket entirely which leaves adequate room for mixing without making a mess. The bathroom now looks great.