I am thinking of installing these allen + roth slate tiles... But..

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by CanOfWorms, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. CanOfWorms

    CanOfWorms Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    Appraiser, Property manager, Realtor, DAD.
    New Jersey
    I am thinking of installing these allen + roth multicolor cleft indoor/outdoor natural slate floor tile
    They look fantastic.
    But the first box I opened was pretty cruddy and crumbly material.
    Lots of chips, soft spots and the side of the stone tile looked kinda like layer filo dough.
    I was about to return the whole lot, but I noticed the second box had much better stuff.
    These are cheap at the big blue box.

    Has anyone used these slate tiles?
  2. dj2

    dj2 In the Trades

    Aug 13, 2013
    Don't buy unopened full boxes. They pack a lot of crap in them. Open each box and check each tile.

    Slate is brittle. If it looks bad new, imagine how it will look after 20 years.

    Return/exchange the bad tiles.
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