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Old 11-04-2006, 07:27 PM   #31
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I purchased EDGE flooring in March of 2004. Soon after, there is a tile where the grout err.... Hair Mousse has cracked, when you walk on the tile it goes down. This in a fairly small bathroom less than 80 S.F. I would like to somehow put something below the tile, between the concrete floor and the fake floor to prevent this from happening. The thought of tearing this out and going after lowes makes me want to puke.

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Old 11-04-2006, 07:33 PM   #32
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Instead of wood glue, can I use a epoxy based adshesive to keep a problematic tile from bouncing? There is concrete under the edge floor.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:21 PM   #33
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1. since you bought your tile in 2004, Lowes might be more helpful than you might guess. This tile was "first generation" and was known to be bad by all. You might even want to give Edge a try since you had this tile. Worth a try.

2. Go to http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...=edge+flooring. There's about 28 pages about Edge-mostly bad. But I think someone mentioned an alternate method of attachment. (Just so you know, it will VOID the warranty if you do so).

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Old 11-26-2006, 05:10 PM   #34
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I would be interested in being a part of any class action lawsuit against Edge Flooring. I spent weeks and weeks cutting and laying edge tiles in my foyer, kitchen, hall and bathroom. I have grouted and regrouted and regrouted again. I thought maybe I was just completely incompetant until I read all these postings that could be story of my life. I wish I knew 6 months ago what I know now. I don't even have any receipts so I have little hope for any refunds or replacements. I wonder if whatever edge products I have purchased using my Lowe's charge card can found in their records. I feel really stupid and cheated.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:22 PM   #35
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Like so many of you that have written here, I've had nothing but problems with the Edge flooring we put in our mudroom and powder room. We purchased and installed it in December of 2004. We contacted Edge just recently in hopes of getting some compensation but of course they want to give you more of their "snappy crappy" product and only after you send it in for 'testing'. Plus the tile we purchased is no longer available. Like another thread I read here, they tried giving us the "did you put a vanity on it?" Of course!! We totally remodelled both of those rooms so pulled everything out and stained new trim, doors and everything to go with our tile selection. The vanity in the powder room is small. It weighs less than most full-grown men and the weight is distributed further as well!! The thing that bugs me is that we told Lowe's exactly what we were planning on doing. Talked to several different sales people in fact and received nothing but encouragement. Six months later they are not getting in any new product and are trying to liquidate what they have!! That tells me that they had to know there was a problem.

When I asked Edge why Lowe's no longer carries their product they told me it was because " Lowe's doesn't like the new color palette " ha ha !!!

I'm going to try to talk to someone at Lowe's and Edge again tomorrow to see if I can make any headway in getting reimbursed for the product. I know I'll hae to eat all other costs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:00 AM   #36
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WOW...yesterday placed my first order for 4 boxes of Edge flooring, saw blades, grout, etc. Needlesstosay...I just called the salesperson and CANCELED my order. I am so glad I found this site before the order was filled. Does anyone know of another ceramic tile product that is easy to lay over an existing vinyl floor?

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Old 12-16-2006, 09:00 AM   #37
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WOW...yesterday placed my first order for 4 boxes of Edge flooring, saw blades, grout, etc. Needlesstosay...I just called the salesperson and CANCELED my order. I am so glad I found this site before the order was filled. Does anyone know of another ceramic tile product that is easy to lay over an existing vinyl floor?

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You did?, they discontinued that crap.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:02 PM   #38
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I installed the Edge flooring 6 months ago in my kitchen. The installation was easy, the floor looked great till yeasterday when I accidently spilled some water on the floor when cleaning diswasher. The water must have gotten underneath the tiles and dispite that I wiped out the moisture imedietly withing couple of hours the baseboard to which the tiles were glued started swelling up and 1/3 of my kitchen tiles is fractured and distroyed. In two hours $800 of material and 3 days of my labor is gone.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:48 PM   #39
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we did our front foyer & hallway including kitchen & another hallway leading to & including the laundry room & bathroom done in edge flooring.its been a year & yes we have cracks!what to do?also looking for beach grout to regrout bad areas & to finish grouting for lack of buying enough of it because it does not go near as far as claimed!,if you have any please post up!trying to make a bad thing good
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:03 AM   #40
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I am absolutely shocked that this stuff is still available for sale. I was watching Bathroom Renovations this morning on DIY Network and was shocked when I saw this being used. I would have thought this company was out of business by now...judging from the posts on this website.

I purchased this stuff late 2005, held on to it for about 6 months and then did a bit of googling found this website and decided to return it to Lowe's. There were no questions asked. However, since I did not have the sales receipt I think I might have lost $20 bucks, but I gained peace of mind.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:21 PM   #41
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Well...sometimes procrastination is a good thing. My husband and I purchased a bunch of Edge Flooring for use in our kitchen back in Sept. '05. We've been busy doing this and that but were finally "ready". Come to find out, we calculated the wrong amount of tiles needed. We needed more. Thank goodness this was before starting the project. We made a trip to our Lowes store only to find out they no longer sold the product. Went home to try and find another store that did and came across this website. Thank goodness we found out!!! Of course, we didn't want to use any of it. We didn't know what to do with the product we had and wanted our money back. I called Edge Flooring and spoke with someone in Customer Service who was very helpful and accamodating. She said the product we bought should have been destroyed since there were so many problems with it. She suggested I call Lowes. I called and spoke with a manager who was very helpful (so far). He said we could return all the tile, saw blade, grout, etc and receive a refund or receive a comparable product (of course not Edge) at a comparable price. The manager even has arranged for Lowe's to come and pick up the junk, oops, I mean products! My husband and I will then go to the store and pickout the new flooring. I'll keep you all informed how that goes. Cross your fingers!
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:27 PM   #42
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How is going so far . I purchased some last year and just started to install them when i went online to get a transition and found all this info.
please help . M.SEMAAN@COMCAST.net

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Edge Flooring. What a great idea.

you might want to check what others had to say about this stuff, but this is my experience with it.. you can find other comments here -

John Bridge Tiling Forum - Edge Flooring

What a great idea this stuff is.. unfortunately, that's where the positive comments end.

I was at Lowes picking out tile for our master bathroom when my wife commented on spending a little extra on Edge flooring to help to save myself some labor. It seemed like a good idea.. I didnít really mind the tiling or grouting, but was not looking forward to laying backerboard necessary as it was going to be a second floor installation.

The room is roughly 80 sq ft.

Here is a summary of the problems I had.

The sections being 2 sq feet instead of 1 required a little more planning and thought each time one was placed. Iíve done rooms with real tile before, and itís mark, cut, and place. But with the edge flooring (maybe I was just getting tired) several times I measured and cut right, but realized when I tried to place the tile that I had cut it with the tongue and grooves on the wrong end.

Even if I chalk that up as my inexperience.. it was still frustrating Ė Each incorrect cut cost me $6.80, although in some instances I was able to reuse some of the incorrectly cut pieces.

Of concern to me is the way the tiles near the sides tend to rest higher than the main part of the floor.. because the floor sits on padding, it only makes sense that the tiles on the end are not compressing the padding as much. When stepped on those tiles noticeably depress. Not sure the result of this in the long term or not but it does not happen at all with real tile.

The saw and jigsaw blades were a waste of money.. the jigsaw blade lasted through 3 tiles before the cutting edge was nothing more than a bare strip of metal. The saw blade wasnít any better than a diamond blade that I had for cutting, so I returned the blades and used the diamond one.

The door frame strips didnít work correctly. Someone else had mentioned how they had to Ďrigí it to work. Hereís the problem with the frame strips. They are designed to go from a lower surface to a higher (the higher being the tile). I can assume that it would have worked correctly if the previous flooring was laminate even with my old carpet and I was installing ON TOP of the laminate. (thus making the new surface higher).. But it seems to me the more common situation is to remove the old stuff (I had carpet in the room previously). Once installed the carpet is nearly the same level as the tile.. What Edge should do is have a door strip for each circumstance. I would have preferred to have the edge strip snap down over the edge of the carpet to hold it in place.

Grout. Wow.. This needs to really be a message all in itself. How bad is this stuff?

30 Sq Ft per can?!?! Anyone get that? I managed to get 19 Sq Feet for the first THREE cans.. Although, hereís a tip if you are insistent on using Edge flooring.. The Lowes had 2 types of cans.. I only assume now that one is maybe a newer design? The first set of cans I had had a white tip. The ones with the white tip came out way to quick at first. Sputtered in the middle, and then nearly quit working. I returned all of those and got the ones with the green tips on them, and the grout appears to come out a little more consistent. I havenít completed the install yet so Iím not sure if this is what I will find with all the green tipped cans.

All in all with the project complete, it took me 14 cans to fill 88 Sq Ft of tile.. ($140 worth of grout) although alot of the cans I returned for a refund because only half the grout would come out. This is probably not typical because I had alot of corners and edges that needed to be filled. If the room had been 9x10 it would not have been nearly as bad.

Then there is the issue with the grout sinking into the crack. Whatís going on with that? It looks like Iíll need to cover the entire floor twice with grout.. Iíll say that grouting with real tiles is a WHOLE LOT easier.. I could grout a whole floor with real grout in fraction of the time, and Iím just a home do-it-yourselfer.

I also want to mention that the Lowes I had originally purchased the tile was $34.50 per case ($3.40 per sq ft). But when I went to another to pick up an extra case they had it at $29.50 per case ($2.90 per sq ft). The first one refunded me the difference.. but thought that was weird as the less expensive Lowes didnít have it on sale or clearance.. it was just their normal price.

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Old 04-11-2007, 05:39 PM   #43
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How is it going with your edge tiles? please help . I was about to install them in the kitchen. m.semaan@comcast.net

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We bought the tiles last week and at that time, Lowes was pulling some of their tiles off the shelf and returning to the vendor due to the cracking, etc. However, the tiles we bought are supposedly ok.

We found the circular saw worked just fine, but the jigsaw blade left something to be desired. We stripped it the first time we cut a sharp curve. However, Lowes took the whole set back without argument and replaced it. We tiled an approx 200 sq ft kitchen, and nothing cracked while we were cutting or laying the tile.

Using the product was harder than it looked, but nothing I wouldn't put down to inexperience. The grout definitely doesn't go as far as claimed.

In any case, so far so good. I guess the test will be when we put the appliances back on the floor. If anything untoward happens, I will repost.
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What did you end up doing? I purchased a lot of the stuff too.
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I was at Lowes yesterday and I thought I made a great "snap" purchase. They were closing out a bunch of Edge flooring. I purchased 1000 Sq ft. of it for $100 - a dollar a box. Got the underlayment for a buck a roll, and the grout for $0.37 a can. (All the rest of what they were selling was gone in about 10 minutes.)

I was going to use it in my apartment above my garage that I am in the process of building.

But, after reading this thread I am considering not using it. Has anyone had a good experience with the stuff? The stuff cost me less that $200.
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Would you be able to send the contact information on getting a refund? I installed mine about 1-1/2 yrs ago in a high traffic area - i agree - complete waste of time and money. thanks for your help.

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