Does anyone have experience (good or bad!) with Snapstone or a similar product?
It is a “floating porcelain floor tile system,” where each tile is backed with a plastic tray that interlocks with its neighbors. It claims to eliminate the need for laying down cement backerboard and for thinset, but requires the use of a special flexible grout.
It claims it can be installed over existing flooring, making installation a one-day job, rather than two or three. (The plastic tray backing is like a grid rather than a solid tray, so supposedly that would even out imperfections in the floor.)
It seems to me that unless you were laying it on a concrete subfloor, you could expect to have a bunch of cracked grout in a year or too if this product was installed in a kitchen or similar medium traffic area. (Obviously, I am sceptical of the “flexible grout”).
Does anyone know of an existing installation of this product and can tell me about how it holds up over the years? Thanks.