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Old 11-05-2007, 04:00 PM   #16
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OK here's my Edge Flooring installation update. This past weekend I put in 290 s/f of Edge in an area of my basement which is my kids game room area and I also did a smaller office that is down there. I installed it directly over the concrete slab. I did the job solo...I ran out to the garage to make my cuts, locked the thing together and grouted it...total elapsed time was under 5 hours. I started at 9 AM and had furniture, entertainment center, and everything on it by dinner time. The floor looks gorgeous. I was surprised at how quickly and easily it went together and with no mess. The grouting was simple...I used the pre-mixed "cheese whiz" canisters and it came out of the can easily and grouted bueatifully. My only complaint was that the last quarter or so of the grout canister came out real slow. I did get 100% use of the can, from the past blogs I read from long ago they only got half of the grout out of the canister so this was a big improvement. McSwains did offer me the cartridges that go into a caulk gun but I choose the canister for ease of use. My wife loves it, especially since it's her office down there. The installation and beauty of the product surpass my expectations in a big way. If the product performs like Edgeman, my neighbor, and the people at McSwains Carpet say it will, it's a huge winner in my opinion. I saved a small fortune and got exactlly what we wanted, a ceramic tile floor in my basement to add richness and value to my home. Hope that helps somebody out there. Go Wildcats!!

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Old 11-06-2007, 03:51 PM   #17
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I've had Edge down for almost 2 years in my kitchen and hallway and I just love it. I had installed regular tile in the past and swore it off for the next 5 generations so Edge was a great solution especially since we had vinyl down, went right over it. As for me it's been a winner and I highly recommend the product. Actually am gonna use it in a small bathroom when I get around to it, sometime this winter. For anyone putting in tile themselves this is the ticket. My 2 cents worth anyway.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:04 PM   #18
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Last Christmas my parents asked me to help them install a tile floor in my dad's basement office. I was hesitant at first since I didn't want to waste my vacation installing a tile floor. Much to my surprise the tile floor that they wanted me to help with was Edge Flooring. I had never heard of the product at the time, but after I watched the DVD that came with the blade I was set to try it out. The area of the room was just under 300 sq ft so I knew we had our work cut out for us, but even with a late start we had all the tile cut and laid in about 3 hours, and we went right over the level concrete basement floor, no build up or prep work. The underlayment went down easy as it just folds out and the Edge blade went on my dad's circular saw and we were in business. We cut the tiles in the garage with the doors open since there is dust, easier than renting a wet saw. To add a different dimension to the room we staggered the joints 6" to create a "brick" pattern, and the tongue and groove made installation a snap. We called it a day after we had the tile down and even enjoyed a few cold ones on the new floor as we inspected our work, something you can't do with real tile (walk on it before grouting that is).

We got an early start on grouting the next day using the tubes of grout and were done before lunch; all things told the Edge Floor went down in around 8 hours, not too shabby for two weekend warriors. We filled in the 1/4" gap recommended for floating floors with silicon and covered it with baseboard and almost a year later the floor looks great. I've recommended Edge Flooring to a couple of friends who have also installed it and they've all had the same results.

My tips would be cut the tile in a well vented area as there is the dust, and like the install DVD recommends, grout in about 6 foot areas as that stuff does harden or haze over quickly. We also used two buckets of water and two sponges to keep the process cleaner, something the store recommended. If you are looking for a tile floor and want to tackle the project yourself, this is a no brainer.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:58 AM   #19
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My wife wanted to replace our existing tile in our kitchen/foyer with a new color. Our total square footage was 225 sq/ft. We had a local tile store come in and give me a quote to tear out and replace the tile. The qoute was for $4200 bucks!!! I am somewhat handy, however, I thought floor tile was out of my league...I researched Edge on the internet and saw some good and bad comments. Just a heads up, I work for a major coatings/paint manufacturer and I am used to good and bad comments on the web!!!

My wife and I priced out Edge Flooring and it was about -30% and it should take one day to complete. I am going to install next weekend and I will let everyone know how it goes...(I hope it goes OK, we are having a big crowd for Turkey Day)...
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:21 AM   #20
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My wife wanted to replace our existing tile in our kitchen/foyer with a new color. Our total square footage was 225 sq/ft. We had a local tile store come in and give me a quote to tear out and replace the tile. The qoute was for $4200 bucks!!! I am somewhat handy, however, I thought floor tile was out of my league...I researched Edge on the internet and saw some good and bad comments. Just a heads up, I work for a major coatings/paint manufacturer and I am used to good and bad comments on the web!!!

My wife and I priced out Edge Flooring and it was about -30% and it should take one day to complete. I am going to install next weekend and I will let everyone know how it goes...(I hope it goes OK, we are having a big crowd for Turkey Day)...
Are you talking about the flooring option they have where it all snaps in place and is then grouted? I have a friend who worked with them until recently. The product is good but when you walk on the tile, it doesn't sound like normal tile flooring. It has a louder click than normal tile if you are wearing heels (not that YOU would be wearing heels, but you might want your wife to try it out). I personally don't like the sound but that's just me. It still looks nice and is supposedly easier to install.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:19 PM   #21
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EdgeMan - I have a question for you... My husband and I flip houses and we just bought a grand one. We saw your product on an episode of Flip This House (HGTV) - and thought this may be what we would want.

There are currently hardwood floors in the home - specifically in the kitchen. Not so good.. We'd like to cover these with Edge. Is this possible and if in the future, someone wanted to go back to hardwood, could you take up the Edge product with little effort? (Great selling point - if this can be done!!)

We'd also like to go into the bathrooms with Edge. Can this go over vinyl and what are some specs on 'wet areas'... such as bathrooms / laundry rooms, etc?

Sounds like a GREAT product and what we're looking for! Thanks for your help!

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Old 11-09-2007, 04:56 PM   #22
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elimvp, good luck with the install this weekend. Let us know how it goes.

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My wife wanted to replace our existing tile in our kitchen/foyer with a new color. Our total square footage was 225 sq/ft. We had a local tile store come in and give me a quote to tear out and replace the tile. The qoute was for $4200 bucks!!! I am somewhat handy, however, I thought floor tile was out of my league...I researched Edge on the internet and saw some good and bad comments. Just a heads up, I work for a major coatings/paint manufacturer and I am used to good and bad comments on the web!!!

My wife and I priced out Edge Flooring and it was about -30% and it should take one day to complete. I am going to install next weekend and I will let everyone know how it goes...(I hope it goes OK, we are having a big crowd for Turkey Day)...
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:23 PM   #23
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Hi HouseFlipChic, sounds like a perfect project for Edge Flooring. Yes Edge can go directly over the hardwood floor and can be run into a full bath area without any problem. We install in bathrooms every day, just use the grout to seal the perimeter to create a water tight installation. In regards to taking the Edge floor up if you ever want to go back to hardwoord it's no problem at all since Edge is a floating floor system. Here's a nice video link about Edge being used in a kitchen and bathroom setting. Any other questions just get back to me. Thanks and good luck with you project. www.ifilm.com/profile/ptgstudios/video/2878944

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:54 AM   #24
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I picked up the product on Friday night...installed it on Saturday (with the help of my brother in law)...went to the Giant game on Sunday. As I previously said, I am a trade sales professional with a major coatings manufacturer...I love Edge. One thing that I noticed...all the products are sold as a system. I usually visit job sites to "spec" paint and flooring is usually a mess and a nightmare. This was pretty clean and easy and the dvd video is fantastic. Also, I come from a paint background and acrylic is near and dear to my heart...the stain resistant and flexible grout is pretty wild!
Turkey Day is approaching, now the wife wants me to put up crown molding and paint the dining room...it never ends!!!
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Hi.

I just found this thread. I'm looking to tile my kitchen to replace the ugly linoleum.

Tried going to the website but it appears to be down.
"Invalid License" is all that I see.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:06 PM   #26
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That is because the Edge Tile product has failed miserably. They are out of business and last fall (2007) filed for bankruptcy protection. Class action law suits prevail currently.

Here is another floating porcelain floor tile product that in no way compares to the Edge Tile product and is meeting with great success in both Canada and the United States.

http://www.snapstone.com
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This whole thread has a certain odor about it. Many of the posts (besides Edgeman) sound like they were written by a salesman.

And strangely, a number of the posters appeared without previous posts, made only made 1 or two sales pitches, er I mean posts, that pertained only to Edge flooring, and then disappeared into the night never to be heard from again.
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a number of the posters appeared without previous posts, made only made 1 or two sales pitches, er I mean posts, that pertained only to Edge flooring, and then disappeared into the night never to be heard from again.
That happened on several of the forum websites at about the same time last year when complaints about the Edge Tile product were running crazy on all the forums. They must have launched a damage-control brigade in an effort to save face.

Doesn't seem to have worked.
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They must be Led Zepplin fans. The song has most certainly remained the same!!

Unfortunately, apparently, so has the product.
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Well, I hope all these "wonderful, beautiful Edge" floors remain so. Good luck if they don't. The customer service we received from Edge bordered on horrid-it was rude, inconsiderate, and virtually nonexsistent. Call backs? HAH! No such thing. Oh yeah. "Send in a piece of non cracked tile that has already been laid and we'll test it," they say. So we did. "Nothing wrong with it," they say. Don't bother even trying to ask what tests they run or what the results are! Don't even bother asking to have them mail you that the tile failed the results on paper or even in an email. (They didn't want to send hard copy.) Even the rep at Lowes said Edge was garbage, and they literally threw away a hundred brand new unopened box of the junk. The floors we laid were so cracked in one week it was ridiculous! And we followed the directions (both my husband and I have Master's degrees so we KNOW how to follow instructions). Nothing heavier was on our little powder room than my husband. I resented even having to haul all that crap to the dump for the cost. So if you want to buy it, buy it from a good retailer who will refund your cost (and be willing to forego all the time you put it installing it and your next floor) just in case you're not one of the "lucky" ones who like to post here.

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