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I’m looking for feedback on the Krystal line of tiles.

Posted by Juanita Canzoneri on

We carry these tiles in 4 sizes: 10mm square, 20mm square, round, and rectangular. There is also a limited line of metallic tiles available.

 

I’ll be honest, I personally don’t care for these tiles. There are pros and cons to them, which I’ll lay out below. But my dislike of these tiles started years ago, before I ever heard of Kismet or Krystal.

 

They are manufactured in China. Not that this is a bad thing, overall, but with COVID-19 issues affecting shipping, along with possible tariffs, the prices will most likely go up when/if I restock the line.

 

So I would like your feedback.

 

Pros                                                                                      

Cost is less expensive than other tiles                     

The color range is wider than most glass tile        

Thickness matches with other glass tiles                

                                                                                               

 

Cons                                                                                     

Backing scratches and chips easily

Tile sizes don’t coordinate with Kismet line

Cutting tiles can leave sharp edges

Long lead time and shipping time when restocking

15 comments


  • I’ve never used them so no big deal if they are discontinued.

    Karen Kittmer on

  • OMG!!! Please do not discontinue krystal tiles. I absolutely love them! Love the wide assortment of colors. Love the way they shine in the sun. Love that you offer in small quantities. Love, love, love! If you do discontinue please let us know way in advance so we can stock up!!!

    Jamila on

  • This is just for your research Jaunita. Don’t need to publish it. I think they are beautiful, but haven’t tried to cut them. If something more locally produced has the same look that works for me! Stay strong.
    RuthAnn

    RuthAnn Russell on

  • I don’t care for these tiles. I mostly do outdoor mosaic projects and they fade in the sunlight. And, like you said, they don’t cut well. I say ditch them. BTW, continued prayers for a speedy recovery. 🙏

    Linda on

  • I don’t use these and therefore will not miss them.
    China tariffs and Covid are affecting prices and availability of some ceramic mosaic products from other suppliers. I’d like to see a wider range of products made in the USA, especially ceramics.
    You and your team absolutely rock! Thank you for packing my orders with TLC. Keeping you in my thoughts and sending lots of healing vibes.

    Carlson Roxanne on

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