Bowthorpe™ Tile is rated
Rated 3 out of
Looks great but delivery service needs a shake up
The tile looks really classy in the bathroom.
BUT if you order online the delivery date Topps give you is the delivery day to store and NOT necessary the day you will receive your order, not even the times given are accurate.
Topps sort it out we do £1000's worth of tiling business every year and your losing out.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 4 out of
Liked the colour and over all effect
The tiles are now laid and look good. The Bowthorpe colour is just right for us. Not too dark or light with a touch of warmth. It really does a good impression of a wooden floor. The only down side is that there are a limited number of different plank patterns, so you can end up with two identical 'knots' next to each other if you aren't careful and that can look a bit artificial.
You need to make sure that the floor is REALLY flat in the long direction becacause any slight hump is amplified by the length of the 'plank' and can cause a step at the join.
The tiles are quite thick at 10mm so there is not much hope of bending the end down a bit.
Also the 10mm is thicker than a lot of normal type tiles so we have a small step at the join to another room ( the joining trim will easily sort that out) and will have to shave some more off the bottom of the door.
The wood grain pattern is 3D so there are ridges. Makes it look more realistic and less slippy but when grouting you need to take extra care to remove all the excess from the grooves or it will look dirty.
The tiler pointed out that the planks should be staggered so you don't get all the short joints lining up as it looks less like a wooden floor and they would have to be very priciesly lined up not to look bad. I think he was right.
Date published: 2018-04-24