TrafficMaster Vinyl Tile: TrafficMASTER Ceramica Flooring 12 in. x 12 in. Exodus Resilient Vinyl Tile Flooring (30...

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Choose TrafficMASTER 12 in. x 12 in. Groutable Vinyl Floor Tile for durable, long-lasting style in your active home. The ceramic-like finish features natural textures and realistic details and is warm and quiet underfoot. The groutable rounded edge tiles provide options for your final look. Use with grout for a clean traditional finish. Without grout, the tiles provide a rich, warm and casual setting. This flooring has a self-adhering back for easy, no-glue installation. Color: Browns / Tans.
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Product Title TrafficMaster Vinyl Tile: TrafficMASTER Ceramica Flooring 12 in. x 12 in. Exodus Resilient Vinyl Tile Flooring (30 sq. ft. / case) Browns / Tans 5312
Manufacturer TrafficMaster
Lowest Price $1.29 from Home Depot
Power Score 4.8 | 46 Reviews
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I love the way this tile looks. I would recommend this to anyone.
5 Star Review   By Debbie on Home Depot - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This was very easy to install and has the look and feel of regular ceramic without the hassle of the installation.

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Easy Installation, High Quality Look
5 Star Review   By AL2000 on Home Depot - May 13, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I installed this floor in about a day. It would probably be less for people with tiling experience but I had never tiled anything before. Used the grout in sandstone. Several people have say that the floors look professional! I like that these are so much thicker than other vinyl tiles, and also that they are not overly shiny. They look like the real deal...and strangely, kind of feel like the real deal when you walk on them; hard to describe, but it is a texture thing. It took me a while to get the hang of cuts, but once I found the right angle and pressure, it wasn't too bad. A good blade and heavy duty box cutter is very important. Couple tips and tricks I found useful: For round cuts, use a strong pair of kitchen shears (and both hands to squeeze). It is a lot of work, but you get a good perfect shape with it. Also, pick up a sanded caulk in your grout color (they make them to match!). It is near the premixed grout. It adds a nice finishing touch around your tub and filling in a few spots around the door. Oh, and spend the extra $20 for the floor/wallpaper roller. It is so much easier to get into small spaces (like under the vanity edge) than a rolling pin. Anyhow, here is hoping they stand the test of time. I will let you know how it goes (if I am allowed to edit). I found the other reviews and pictures so helpful, so I hope posting mine is helpful to you! One note with the pictures: I don't have a window in my bathroom, so the lighting is all incandescent; I think that is why the tiles appear darker. Wish I could capture it better, but what can you do.

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Great product. Looks wonderful
5 Star Review   By Santa on Home Depot - Apr 16, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We tiled a large surface right over top of engineered hardwood that was stained and faded. We did the grout option and it really is hard to tell from ceramic tile ( which we couldn't have used without removing existing floor)and so much easier and cheaper

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Easy to install
5 Star Review   By Jmi2840 on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My first attempt at using this type of material. It was so easy to use. I'm still patting myself on the back for a job well done.

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Good product!
4 Star Review   By Stacey on Home Depot - Mar 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I used TrafficMaster vinyl tile in exodus, and the recommended pre-mixed SimpleGrout in sandstone. It's still hard work, but I (a chick) was able to tile an entire bathroom by myself with this product, which would have never been possible with ceramic tile. The results aren't perfect, but it does look really good, especially considering that I had never tiled anything before. My only complaint is that many of the tiles had places with ZERO adhesive on them. This worried me, so I glued all of them down with a vinyl adhesive. This added to the time and cost of the project, but at least they won't be popping up now....at least I hope!

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Looks and feels like real tile, Excellent
5 Star Review   By BigLou on Home Depot - Jan 20, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

First time ever doing something like this. Just did my foyer in July 2012. easy to put down and cuts were easy, just score and break. I also did the grout which made it look great. Everyone thought it was stone tile. Tip: prep the floor if ceament and heat the tiles before laying. I used a heat gun. Again GREAT Product. can't wait to do dinning room and kitchen in the spring!!

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Excellent product in all catagories!
5 Star Review   By Deester on Home Depot - Jan 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The online product photo does not do it justice. We checked it out in our local store and then ordered online. We replaced our living room carpet with it and we are thrilled! It was very easy to install and it looks fantastic. We did not even have to grout it. We will definitely be doing more rooms in the future!

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Great product
5 Star Review   By Brenda on Home Depot - Jan 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I really love these tiles. I've had them installed in a bathroom renovation for over a year now and they still look great. We chipped out old, ugly ceramic, and put a luan down, then laid them diagnally and used the grout. They were easy to cut and install. Even though they are self stick, I would recommend a VERY thin layer of floor adhesive to ensure a lasting bond. I have done this in the past too and here we are a year out and still great. I have experience with other vinyl types and this is the best.

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Great Tiles - Appearance of Ceramic, Ease of Vinyl
5 Star Review   By BillH on Home Depot - Dec 11, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

These tiles are great to lay, easy to cut and stick down easily. You do need a strong roller, however, to make certain they are well stuck down. We grouted ours and believe that makes the appearance much better. I laid ours over an existing vinyl floor and had no problems. You MUST clean off any polish from the floor first. Some have reported they are difficult to cut, but I found that by scoring them 3 or 4 strokes with a Stanley knife and then breaking them across a sharp edge worked well. I laid 6 boxes of tiles in our kitchen and used only 3 Stanley blades and there were lots of cuts round the cooker, refrigerator, dishwasher, garage door recess and food closet. For "L" shapes, score the two lines then saw down to the corner and break as normal.

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Awesome... looks like real tile but much easier to install
5 Star Review   By ramador on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This product is great. Everyone that comes over to the house thinks it is real tile, and compliments us on how good it looks. Instalation was a breeze.. No wet saws, and no mortar....

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Choose TrafficMASTER 12 in. x 12 in. Groutable Vinyl Floor Tile for durable, long-lasting style in your active home. The ceramic-like finish features natural textures and realistic details and is warm and quiet underfoot. The groutable rounded edge tiles provide options for your final look. Use with grout for a clean traditional finish. Without grout, the tiles provide a rich, warm and casual setting. This flooring has a self-adhering back for easy, no-glue installation. Color: Browns / Tans.
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Product Title TrafficMaster Vinyl Tile: TrafficMASTER Ceramica Flooring 12 in. x 12 in. Exodus Resilient Vinyl Tile Flooring (30 sq. ft. / case) Browns / Tans 5312
Manufacturer TrafficMaster
Lowest Price $1.29 from Home Depot
Power Score 4.8 | 46 Reviews
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Effective Range: 30 sq. ft.
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I love the way this tile looks. I would recommend this to anyone.
5 Star Review   By Debbie on Home Depot - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This was very easy to install and has the look and feel of regular ceramic without the hassle of the installation.

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Easy Installation, High Quality Look
5 Star Review   By AL2000 on Home Depot - May 13, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I installed this floor in about a day. It would probably be less for people with tiling experience but I had never tiled anything before. Used the grout in sandstone. Several people have say that the floors look professional! I like that these are so much thicker than other vinyl tiles, and also that they are not overly shiny. They look like the real deal...and strangely, kind of feel like the real deal when you walk on them; hard to describe, but it is a texture thing. It took me a while to get the hang of cuts, but once I found the right angle and pressure, it wasn't too bad. A good blade and heavy duty box cutter is very important. Couple tips and tricks I found useful: For round cuts, use a strong pair of kitchen shears (and both hands to squeeze). It is a lot of work, but you get a good perfect shape with it. Also, pick up a sanded caulk in your grout color (they make them to match!). It is near the premixed grout. It adds a nice finishing touch around your tub and filling in a few spots around the door. Oh, and spend the extra $20 for the floor/wallpaper roller. It is so much easier to get into small spaces (like under the vanity edge) than a rolling pin. Anyhow, here is hoping they stand the test of time. I will let you know how it goes (if I am allowed to edit). I found the other reviews and pictures so helpful, so I hope posting mine is helpful to you! One note with the pictures: I don't have a window in my bathroom, so the lighting is all incandescent; I think that is why the tiles appear darker. Wish I could capture it better, but what can you do.

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Great product. Looks wonderful
5 Star Review   By Santa on Home Depot - Apr 16, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We tiled a large surface right over top of engineered hardwood that was stained and faded. We did the grout option and it really is hard to tell from ceramic tile ( which we couldn't have used without removing existing floor)and so much easier and cheaper

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Easy to install
5 Star Review   By Jmi2840 on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My first attempt at using this type of material. It was so easy to use. I'm still patting myself on the back for a job well done.

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Good product!
4 Star Review   By Stacey on Home Depot - Mar 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I used TrafficMaster vinyl tile in exodus, and the recommended pre-mixed SimpleGrout in sandstone. It's still hard work, but I (a chick) was able to tile an entire bathroom by myself with this product, which would have never been possible with ceramic tile. The results aren't perfect, but it does look really good, especially considering that I had never tiled anything before. My only complaint is that many of the tiles had places with ZERO adhesive on them. This worried me, so I glued all of them down with a vinyl adhesive. This added to the time and cost of the project, but at least they won't be popping up now....at least I hope!

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Looks and feels like real tile, Excellent
5 Star Review   By BigLou on Home Depot - Jan 20, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

First time ever doing something like this. Just did my foyer in July 2012. easy to put down and cuts were easy, just score and break. I also did the grout which made it look great. Everyone thought it was stone tile. Tip: prep the floor if ceament and heat the tiles before laying. I used a heat gun. Again GREAT Product. can't wait to do dinning room and kitchen in the spring!!

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Excellent product in all catagories!
5 Star Review   By Deester on Home Depot - Jan 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The online product photo does not do it justice. We checked it out in our local store and then ordered online. We replaced our living room carpet with it and we are thrilled! It was very easy to install and it looks fantastic. We did not even have to grout it. We will definitely be doing more rooms in the future!

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Great product
5 Star Review   By Brenda on Home Depot - Jan 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I really love these tiles. I've had them installed in a bathroom renovation for over a year now and they still look great. We chipped out old, ugly ceramic, and put a luan down, then laid them diagnally and used the grout. They were easy to cut and install. Even though they are self stick, I would recommend a VERY thin layer of floor adhesive to ensure a lasting bond. I have done this in the past too and here we are a year out and still great. I have experience with other vinyl types and this is the best.

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Great Tiles - Appearance of Ceramic, Ease of Vinyl
5 Star Review   By BillH on Home Depot - Dec 11, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

These tiles are great to lay, easy to cut and stick down easily. You do need a strong roller, however, to make certain they are well stuck down. We grouted ours and believe that makes the appearance much better. I laid ours over an existing vinyl floor and had no problems. You MUST clean off any polish from the floor first. Some have reported they are difficult to cut, but I found that by scoring them 3 or 4 strokes with a Stanley knife and then breaking them across a sharp edge worked well. I laid 6 boxes of tiles in our kitchen and used only 3 Stanley blades and there were lots of cuts round the cooker, refrigerator, dishwasher, garage door recess and food closet. For "L" shapes, score the two lines then saw down to the corner and break as normal.

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Awesome... looks like real tile but much easier to install
5 Star Review   By ramador on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This product is great. Everyone that comes over to the house thinks it is real tile, and compliments us on how good it looks. Instalation was a breeze.. No wet saws, and no mortar....

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DIY, professional look!
5 Star Review   By Beekay on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My wife and I had been renovating our kitchen with refinished cabinets, new counter top and new paint. While shopping for additional paint supplies we happened to come by the flooring section. With over $10,000 already spent on the renovation, we had very little money left over for anything else. But looking at the display set up for the different flooring options at Home Depot, we were extremely impressed with the set up for the TrafficMaster Ceramica product. This flooring product is: -Not too thick, so we could install over the existing vinyl flooring we had. -Self stick, we didn't have to add any thickness for bottom grout. -Durable, has kind of a hard shell top to it. -Professional looking, nice design, we liked the Exodus pattern and color. Groutable! Earth color premixed grout goes great with the Exodus. -Not too expensive, this thing was literally hundreds cheaper than if we went with another non-vinyl floating floor product, even if we did that ourselves. It has everything we were looking for, or in this case weren't even considering given our budget. We are by no means professional installers, so I was a little hesitant doing our own floors for the first time, especially a high traffic area like the kitchen. Once we cleaned the existing floors, we also pre-treated it with the primer product Home Depot also has, it just makes the floor a little more sticky for the tiles. Using 3/16" spacers, we placed the tiles down, then grouted in between. The main area was done very quickly. The cleaning of the grout was probably the hardest part, but as long as you have a fresh water supply nearby its not too bad. The edges of the room and along the cabinets seemed like they would be daunting because we would need to custom cut those pieces. I saw other reviews here where they had trouble, but we used 3 easy enough methods: -Box cutter, not too difficult if you keep tracing over a penciled in line, we found some creative ways to get a correct pencil line for uneven cut areas. When scored, gently break off the short end by gently flexing it back and forth. -Scissors, yes the tiles can be scissored, this is good when the box cut you make is a little long, scissor off the excess, then, -Sandpaper, we used sandpaper to get the finer adjustments. Only other hard part was moving our appliances around, but even so, it didn't scratch the tile as long as we were careful, also placed down thin rags under the wheels when rolled over for safe measure. Let it set for a couple days, even then you could still walk on it, just make sure you don't walk over the grout seams. One other tip, when you place the edges-of-the-room tile down, make sure you have the rounded edges facing the inside the room. If you place the cut edge facing the room, most likely it won't look as nice when you grout that edge, plus I think it lasts longer that way, also make sure when you cut the tile, you keep that in mind so you cut the right length. All in all, the installation was easy, we continue to be floored (no pun intended) how professional everything looks after a month of use. The tiles have a "beaded" finish on them, which gives them texture, when you walk on them its really hard to tell its not real stone. I think its an illusion because the pattern looks real, not shiny, and it feels hard to your feet, so when you touch it with your fingers, you think you are touching stone. Hard to describe unless you walk on it and feel for yourself. Honestly I wish we could have done this sooner, based on the cost alone, its worth a shot.

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Excellent product
5 Star Review   By James on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I found this tile easy to work with. I was able to make complicated cuts with ease. The finished product is simply beautiful.

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Looks great and is scratch resistant.
5 Star Review   By 12345678910 on Home Depot - Nov 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

It looks like ceramic tyle and is scratch resistant. Very easy to install, anyone ca do it even the difficult corner cuts are not a problem.

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as an affordable & rich looking floor!
5 Star Review   By AFBP on Home Depot - Oct 26, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I am so amazed about this product, i show it for every1 i know who can use new floors,... i ended up paying just $300 for an entire kitchen floor including the grout & tools...

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Looks just like tile!
5 Star Review   By spacecadetlms on Home Depot - Oct 15, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I had this put in for my bathroom and used grout. It is worth it! People can't tell it is vinyl and my contractor was surprised at how nice it turned out.

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Low cost solution to update our aged (20+ years!) linoleum kitchen floor.
5 Star Review   By Mike on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The Exodus groutable vinyl tiles proved to be the perfect solution for our kitchen floor update. Incredibly easy to install, since they can go right on top of the existing linoleum. Only surface prep was to cut out the old linoleum and fill in with floor leveler where needed. A box knife plus heavy duty scissors easily accomplished the tile trimming needed for corners, door jambs, etc. Once grouted, it has the complete appearance and appeal of an actual stone tile floor. Definitely a good value for the money!

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Installed in Guest Bathroom
5 Star Review   By TKfromDallas on Home Depot - Sep 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Purchased this in store. My guest bathroom was looking tired and old. I Installed the tile myself. Took two days for the remodel and laying the tile and grouting it was the easiest part of the project. It really gave the bathroom a new lease on life. You can't tell this isn't real tile. It looks and feels great. I like it so much, I'm going out to buy more to install in the master bathroom.

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I love this tile. It looks just like ceramic,
5 Star Review   By Maureen on Home Depot - Aug 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This is a wonderful innovention in tile. The edges are beveled so that you can grout it and the finished product has a very rich appearance. The Adhesive is very strong, so take your time placing it.

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Love it, love it, love it!
5 Star Review   By SCA12 on Home Depot - Aug 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I tiled my laundry room with this product and the only downside is you can hardly see the great floor because of the washer and dryer! It took me all day to do, by myself, however after it is grouted it is impossible tell that it isn't real tile. A DIY project that was worth the work!

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Best remodeling purchase I've made!
5 Star Review   By Jimboh84 on Home Depot - Aug 23, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

A friend recommended this product as they had used it in remodeling two kitchens and bathrooms in their older home. This product is the best choice I've made yet in remodling of my home. The price is so reasonable compared to other tile options. Very quick, simple installation and will definitely be using this again! Gorgeous!

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EASY TO DO!!!
5 Star Review   By Robert on Home Depot - Jul 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My kitchen had sheet vinyl flooring that was old and outdated. My house is older and built on a crawl space so using real tile was going to be a very costly project. This vinyl tile looks and feel like real tile and everyone that comes to my house thinks that it is real tile. I am pleased with my purchase and new floor. $300 cost compared to $1200 plus. I would recommend using the Roberts Luxury Vinyl Tile Adhesive it helps hold them in place.... Also I grouted mine and I used the Haystack it looks great.

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Nice looking tiles
5 Star Review   By Mat01 on Home Depot - Jul 23, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I wanted to go with real tiles but didn't have the time frame to do it. So I went with these, price wise they are a pretty good value. I used them in my bathroom and kitchen, so far they seem to stick and hold up well. I like the fact i could of used grout with these to make it more like real tile. I'd use these again.

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Great Product!
4 Star Review   By Bigpat5123 on Home Depot - Jul 9, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Great alternative to ceramic tile. For pretty short money and ease of installation this is a great product. I installed in my 150+ sq ft kitchen and extened down the hallway. I applied the tiles over an aged sheet vinyl floor after cleaning it well. I was surprised as to how well the tiles stuck to the old floor. I decided to not use grout as I am a DIY homeowner and knew that the grout did not have a good surface to stick to and would eventually crack and chip away as it did at my friends house a year after install. I like the look alot and think it adds a great appreance to my renovated kitchen. The only reason I did not give this product a 5 star review is due to the installation instructions. There is no way someone can cut these tiles with a razor knife! I bought a pair of tin snips and I was able to do a decent job of cutting.

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Great product!
5 Star Review   By ejmm0659 on Home Depot - Jul 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We chose this tile and the darker (can't remember the name) one like it to remodel both our bathrooms. My husband came up with some very stylish patterns by using the two colors together. We used grout between the tiles and not only did we put it on the floor, but also on the shower walls. We did use construction adhesive to secure the tiles in this part of the process. Just getting ready to put them up for sink backsplash. Very happy so far!

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Very happy!
4 Star Review   By melissa on Home Depot - Jun 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I bought these tiles to have semi-professionally installed. I chose to not use grout, but the installer did tell me that the trick he uses to keep the tiles sticking is heating them up before placing them. I have had them now 15 months; they not only have held up beautifully, but am now in the middle of a total kitchen remodel and they look remarkable!! I also had the tile installed on a diagonal pattern giving my small kitchen some real depth. I have had many, many people second guess what is under their feet and ask me, " Is this ceramic"? They feel like vinyl, there is no doubt about that, but in look they certaiantly live up to their name!!!! The only negative is (although not for me a negative, because I purchased in person) the picture at the top of page is not accurate, as another reviewer stated. The smaller pictures that show the tile in the box is much truer to the actual shade and color of these tiles.

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Great quality and look.
5 Star Review   By doitmyself on Home Depot - Jun 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Looks great! Thicker, not flimsy. Looks like real tile too. I used spacers and grout to give it the real tile look. They stick real good so be careful.

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Was not close to the color advertised
1 Star Review   By MCinDC on Home Depot - Jun 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We bought this product because every photo and zoom appeared light mauve. These tiles were sand, tan and brown--they also looked yellowish. No hints of mauve or any light pink/purple shading like our computer displayed. Now we have to take them back to a store. Inconvenienced and very disappointed.

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Very Impressed!
5 Star Review   By HDShopper on Home Depot - May 1, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I was looking for something in flooring that we could install ourselves in a small bathroom over a weekend, that looked like real tile. The reviews of this product were good, so we decided to give it a try. We installed it over the top of sheet vinyl that was 15 years old, but still intact. I cleaned it thoroughly, and had excellent adhesion with the sticky back tiles. We used the premixed Simplegrout in "Linen" color with the "Exodus" color of flooring, and it looks fabulous. Looking at the tiles in store do not do justice to how nice the finished, grouted product looks. It's a huge improvement over sheet vinyl at a fraction of the labor cost of real tile. These nice quality tiles feel very firm underfoot, without being as cold as tile. Make sure to score tiles from the top with razor knife and snap over the edge of a counter, rather than try to cut through them.

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just love it, very easy to install
5 Star Review   By njnj on Home Depot - Apr 25, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

appearance is great in my kitchen. Quality is great fo.r the price

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Great Product, Easy to Install
5 Star Review   By Oldcarfamily on Home Depot - Apr 22, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I found this to be a great, economical option. We covered the kitchen floor and one of our baths. We simply cleaned the existing vinyl with amonia and placed the tiles on top using the tile spacers and then grouted. Looks great, holds up well. Helpful hint: Lay the tiles out to decide your pattern before starting and use a heat gun to slightly warm the tiles after placement. The heat helps the tiles lay flatter and eliminates any sqeaking where the floor may not be completely flat.

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Looks like ceramic
5 Star Review   By bulldog2 on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Soft vinyl, looks like ceramic. Very easy to install. May be grouted or not.

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Looks awesome and very easy to install
5 Star Review   By Josh on Home Depot - Apr 1, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Im a 23 year-old first time home buyer and I used these in our bathroom (60 sq ft). It feels looks and acts like real tile. Used a table saw to do weird cuts, and grouted, now my bathroom looks like a million dollars

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Great Alternative to Real Tile
4 Star Review   By Dewy on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I used this product for the floor in our (about 100sqft) laundry room that previously had vinyl sheet flooring. I used grout with 1/8 spacers. They look great! Hopefully will continue to prove durable. You would never know they are vinyl by looking at them. They are a fraction of the price of real tile and went down quickly with only a minor learning curve (I had only set regular tile before this job). Here are a few tips... -Just as one reviewer mentioned, it helps to warm them slightly so that they lay down flat and contour if your floor isn't absolutely perfect. I set my oven on the lowest setting (170) and placed two tiles inside at a time. It takes only about a minute to warm up. After that, I laid the tile and rolled the edges with a small wallpaper roller (a heavy duty one - not the cheap plastic kind). -When cutting these, I just used a knife to score them and then snapped them for straight lines. For more complex inside cuts, I used a jig saw. For small cuts, I just used tin-snips. When scoring them with a knife, I found it worked better to cut from the top. -One thing I learned quickly...a difference between these and regular tile is that you can't really slide these under molding etc like regular tiles...they have no 'wiggle room'. Once the tile touches the floor..it's stuck. So make sure the tile is where you want it before you let it touch the floor. If you mess up and have to pull one back up, it takes quite a bit of effort and the tile is trashed (even though it will still feel sticky, I wouldn't trust it to hold securely...just use a new one). -To prepare the subfloor (plywood in my case), I used 3/16 masonite hardboard (smooth side up). I glued it to the plywood and then counter-sunk a pound of screws to make sure it didn't flex. If you're grouting, this is very important because any flex can crack your grout. If you're not grouting between the tiles, then it's not quite as important. Once the hardboard was down, I used the adhesion promoter sold in the same department. It went on quickly and dried in about 30 minutes. Most folks don't use this but it's cheap, easy, and fast...so worth it to me. Good Luck!

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the flooring looks nice
3 Star Review   By LRMC on Home Depot - Feb 8, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The tiles look very nice. They were not all entirely cut square, they were close but some were off slightly if you put spaces in them and grout they will look fine but to butt them up tight you will have slight spaces in some. They were easy to install. But they were a bit hard to cut for fitting edges. Overall very good.

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Looks like ceramic once grouted.
4 Star Review   By to149er on Home Depot - Feb 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Just got done remodeling house and used this on every floor that wasn't carpeted. Easy to go down, just stuck on top of old sheet vinyl. Easy to cut, easy to hold, and once grouted, you can't tell that it isn't ceramic or porcelin. I remodeled for about $400. If not done in this groutable vinyl it would have easily been $1200, and much more labor.

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Look of ceramic tile, but much easier.
5 Star Review   By OzarksMom on Home Depot - Jan 31, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The tiles are very sturdy, easy to install, and the finished product looks so similar to ceramic tile that it fools people.

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fantastic flooring!
5 Star Review   By hartman on Home Depot - Jan 11, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

tiles are much more durable than anticipated. Easy to install - used 3/8" spacers and grout. **advice: slightly warm the tiles on an open oven door prior to installing - if the tiles have any kind of contour to them, the heat softens them enough to allow them to flatten out when layed. I did not do this, and ended up using a heating pad on top of the tiles that didnt stay stuck with a stack of magazines on top - they've stayed perfectly since though!

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Allen on Home Depot - Jan 1, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I've never done tile or vinyl myself. My sceptical wife agreed to let me give a shot over Christmas break in our Hall Bath. There's a existing sheet vinyl floor that was in pretty good shape, so rather than taking it up, I just put down a couple of coats of primer. This also helped smooth out the floor a bit more. Took me a while to get the hang of cutting the tile. Someone mentioned using a power saw, but that is simply not necessary. You just need to score it lightly with a utility knife, and bend until it snaps. On more intricate cuts and those near the edge of a tile, use a pair of pliers to break it off. I grouted using Simple Grout and 3/16 in spacers. We'll see how it holds up over time, but the final result looks totally awesome!

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Love this product. Easy to install, great look.
5 Star Review   By DIYMom on Home Depot - Dec 13, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This is a great product. I used the grout option for installation and it turned out really well. It has the look of ceramic tile, with the warmth of vinyl. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a DIY flooring project.

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We used it with grout
5 Star Review   Home Depot    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We laid this down in our kitchen because tile wasn't an option with our house. It laid down really easy and looks and feels like ceramic tile. We grouted it for an even better look. Plus it isn't as cold and hard as tile which is nice. I would suggest cutting with a saw because using a razor is a little difficult and less precise.

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nice
5 Star Review   By jimozs on Home Depot - Nov 8, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

easy to apply (1st timer), look GREAT! quick shipping

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LOOKS AMAZING
5 Star Review   By myarbro on Home Depot - Jan 25, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This tile is BEAUTIFUL and SUPER easy to install! I did a bit of research, and found a few helpful tips when installing this. The MAIN thing I found to be VERY HELPFUL was the use of grout caulk instead of regular grout. I found this right above the grout in Home Depot. It is sold as "sanded caulk." I used the 1/8" spacers, and I taped my edges of my tile with masking tape to get a clean grout line. The results were easy and beautiful! Also, NO GROUT HAZE! WOW! I am SO impressed! Good luck!

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Excellent
5 Star Review   By Bill14 on Home Depot - Jan 4, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased a box of these tiles for my bathroom floor and am extremely satisfied. I read some reviews that complained about shallow grout lines and problems using the pre-mixed grout that is in the same aisle as the tile, but I had no problems at all. I installed the tiles using a diagonal layout, and the tiles were extremely easy to cut. I simply drew a line with a pencil and used my utility knife to score a line with slight pressure (no need to cut through the tile). Then you simply bend the tile and it snaps at the line giving a nice clean cut. I used 3/8" spacers to create grout lines, but found it was not necessary to leave the spacers in place since the tiles were firmly stuck to the floor and there was little chance they would move once placed into position. The pre-mixed quart of grout was easy to use... I used a putty knife to push the grout into the grout lines (if you can spakle drywall you can do this) which avoided waste of material and clean up time. I then used a damp grout sponge to wipe up the excess... using light pressure to avoid disturbing the grout too much but enough to smooth it out. Take your time and go easy with the sponge, and rinse often (I simply filled up the bathroom sink with fresh water when needed). I had no problems with the grout lifting up. I noticed the grout in the container would start to dry up a bit and that using the putty knife to mix it around kept the creamy consistency making it easier to apply. This was my first time doing any kind of tiling and I was very pleased with the way it came out. It looks like real tile with the grout lines rather than "cheap" sticky tiles... everyone I've shown the bathroom thinks its real tile, and the diagonal pattern gives it an even better look. Also no cold tiles in the morning when getting into the shower! This is a great DIY product that looks great.

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Dog nightmare solved!
5 Star Review   By EvrHis7 on Home Depot - Nov 25, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I'm a single, 60 year old gramma of seven, living with my little buddy, Cookie, a 12 pound Chug puppy. These dogs are known for being stubborn in their potty habits, and mine is no exception. But he's so lovable that I put up with it, trying to find ways around it. I had carpeting in my bedroom. The former owner apparently had an animal, too, so my dog decided to remark the bedroom room as HIS! I couldn't get him to stop, no matter what I did. I'd had enough of the stench, so I decided to compromise. Dog stayed. Carpet disappeared. I surfed the net and found this Home Depot Allure waterproof resilient flooring. I visited the local store, checked the product out, asked the very friendly and helpful female sales associate (also my own age, who installed this too), and decided to buy the Cherry wood look. The biggest decision I had to make, before I began, was which direction to run the planks. Since I decided to replace the entire house full of carpeting with this dog friendly flooring, that plan made the immediate decision for me. I could only run it one way to properly join planks installed later on to the hallway. I had painted the sub-floor with a sealer a couple of months before, after I had removed the carpeting. So, all I needed to do was start installing the new flooring. In about six hours, I had my 12 x 14 room done - all by MYSELF! The one thing I did that the simple directions didn't include was to staple a couple of spots on each of the starter row strips so it would quit wiggling when I installed the next row. I stapled where the very sticky strip and the visible flooring meet, so the staple wouldn't get in the way. It never did cause any bumps to show on top of the flooring. I was so proud of my handiwork that about a month later, I showed my floor job off to a guy friend who installs flooring for a living. He couldn't believe that a) I had done it, b) how great it looked, and c) how small of an investment it was ( a little over $300, total, with tax). My friend kept asking me, "You did this YOURSELF? You really didn't have any help?" "Yep and nope", I told him. "Did it all by myself." He said it looked like a professional had done it, because the lines were nearly invisible, and the cuts were perfect. Well, I can't brag too much about my skills because this flooring is very easy to work with, and so simple to install. I am excited to do the rest of my house - all 900 square feet of it. I love this flooring so much, that all my rooms will eventually have this flooring in it. My kitchen and bath will have the ceramic style look, and the rest of the house will have the Cherry wood look. Oh, and I love the 25 year residential guarantee. (Did I mention that this flooring is waterproof?) As to the dog, he has decided it's no longer any fun to mark my bedroom floor, so when I'm not looking, he does the deed in the rooms with carpeting. Maybe when all the carpeting is gone, he'll get the idea? If you have my kind of pet, it's crazy not to install this flooring. By the way, two other popular local DIY stores carry very well-known brands of this type of flooring, but Home Depot's Allure wins, hands-down, for its design, installation features, pricing, and beauty of finished product. Haven't found a better one yet. It's been about four months, and I'm still admiring my floor every time I enter that room. As you may have guessed, my dog hates it. Great product! Buy this stuff. It's well worth it.

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Looks like real ceramic tile!
5 Star Review   By thriftymakeover on Home Depot - Sep 7, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I installed this product over my existing vinyl floor. I tried it on a scrap of vinyl and the tiles stuck extremely well. The glue is very strong. A customer in the store who said he has installed floors for 30 years told me to wash the existing floor with a degreaser before applying. I installed the tiles with grout and I can't believe I have a great looking floor in a couple of hours, for around $1 a foot! It is so thin I was able to slip it under my existing cove base without removing it. When installing, use 1/8" spacers, and don't press the tiles too tight to the spacers, unless you can find hard plastic spacers, mine were rubbery. The only tricky part is the glue holds strong, so get it in the right position before you put the whole thing down.

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great product
5 Star Review   By fixeditmyself on Home Depot - Aug 3, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

this was so easy to install, and finished product looks great. Don't forget your knee pads.

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