Batik Patchwork Blue Tile is rated
Rated 2 out of
Not an even mix of tiles by far!
Having just purchased 13 boxes of the Blue Batik tiles to cover my kitchen splash back and a feature wall I can say that I am extremely disappointed with the 'randomised assortment'.
To cover the area I only needed 9 boxes of tiles (even after wastage). My tiler had to open 2 more boxes just to ‘throw away’ 2 particular patterns of tiles as they were the vast majority of patterns in particular.
To illustrate: even taking into account that among the randomised pattern created he HAD to use more of these 2 patterns because otherwise even more boxes would have to be opened with time/material wasted sorting through them all. I was still left with 75% of a full box containing 1 style of pattern and 60% of a full box of the other. Including all left over tiles that’s 2 full boxes of unused tiles non-returnable because they needed opening to find examples of the 3 remaining patterns.
Speaking with Topps Tiles they were unwilling to concede that anything was wrong and stated this was the suppliers ‘randomised mix’ as advertised.
It's a shame because the tile patterns look nice; I could have accepted a slightly biased mix but when 40% of the tiles in each box are one pattern and 30% another that only leaves 30% of usable tiles from the remaining 3 styles and that isn’t an acceptable random proportion - it makes achieving a randomised look as advertised unnecessarily difficult/expensive! Poor value for money.
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5 out of
Batik Patchwork Blue
They fit the exact need for my fireplace project. Having searched for Danish Blue style tiles I found the reproductions overpriced and not great quality. The smaller 10cm Batik tiles are working out well and quality is good. The blue pattern is matt so finding a matching edging tile has not been possible as they are all gloss. No photo at this time sorry.
Date published: 2018-06-07