SnapStone – Making Tile Easier

By Todd Fratzel on Flooring

SnapStone – Floating Porcelain Tile System

SnapStone Floating Porcelain Tile SystemFor many DIY’ers and home improvement fanatics the thought of installing ceramic tile can be quite daunting and ultimately a reason for another flooring selection. Those second thoughts are no longer justified with the option of installing SnapStone yourself.

Recently the folks from SnapStone sent us some samples of their product to evaluate. SnapStone is to tile floors what laminate flooring is to the wood flooring industry with one difference. With SnapStone you don’t have to settle on the surface. The surface of SnapStone is porcelain tile just like tile you’d install with thinset.

Installing SnapStone Tile System

SnapStone installs quickly and easily over most any hard, flat surface, including existing vinyl, concrete and hardwood floors. Its patented interlocking plastic tray backing provides a non-skid, sound-dampening grid that eliminates the need for messy thinset.

Each piece snaps together in perfect alignment, taking the time and guesswork out of installation, allowing do-it-yourself homeowners to achieve professional results in a fraction of the time and at less total cost than traditional methods.

The tiles do snap together fairly easy. However, it does take some practice to get used to tiles that snap into two other pieces. Once you’ve got a rhythm down these tiles install in less than 25% of the time it would take to install a tile with thin set.

Definitely A DIY Product

Over the years I’ve installed my fair share of ceramic tile on concrete and plywood floors. This product is sure to eliminate some of the fears that average DIY’ers have about mixing thin set and working quickly. With SnapStone  you can take your time and fit the pieces together like a large puzzle. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional tile then this is the product for you.

Check out their site for retailers near you if you’re interested in purchasing this exciting new tile product for your next DIY project.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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