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Old 01-25-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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has anyone used this flooring?


I'm redoing our Kitchen and also the living room, I plan on installing ceramic tile in the foyer and came across this tile a home builders store.
It looks good. Has anyone ever used this?
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http://www.snapstone.com/
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:06 PM   #2
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Interesting.
Every review I've found on it is split 50/50. They ether hate it or love it.
Main complaint is tiles cracked in the box before installing and cracking within a year of installing.
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I haven't used Snapstone before, but I have used a similar product called Stilelock. It is/was a click-lock floating tile floor system (I think it has been discontinued- can't find it anymore). The only difference is that it had built-in grout on the tray. I didn't have to add any kind of grout-like material. It was very simple and was not that time consuming. The outcome was really nice and people couldn't tell it wasn't permanent regular tile. I used it in an entry way and our bathroom. I would use it or a similar product (like Snapstone) again. Just make sure you get any kind of installation kit that is offered for it. The one they had for the stilelock system had spacers, a block to use to get a tight fit and a bar to use for pieces in tight spots, like against a wall. Made installation a breeze. I will try to post a couple of pics tomorrow.
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Thanks joecaption and centex, I'm still up in the air on it. I was going to put down 1/4 concrete board and do it the old way. I have about a month until I get the kitchen done to decide.
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I assume you're on a wood subfloor. I've read that Snapstone works fine on flat concrete slabs where there is no deflection. But it can fail on wood subfloors when the homeowner doesn't bring it up to the same deflection standards as regular tile. I think most of the failures are really installation error and they try to blame the product. I considered Snapstone for my house but didn't like any of the color/styles.
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I would avoid it.

It isn't difficult or expensive to get good results with tile, even for a diy.
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Thanks all. I think i'm going to not use it and do it the normal way with hardiboard.
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