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 Well-Known Member

    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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