Remember that little problem we had with the floor tile in our new shower? Wellllllllll........turns out the tile wasn't dirty after all. I scrubbed and scrubbed, tried all the remedies people told me to try, and even had the tile professionally cleaned. The white film remained. So I looked for the tile on the Floor and Decor website and found it. Guess what it said on the listing? NOT FOR USE ON FLOORS!!!! It's meant for backsplashes only. UGH!!!
This is the old tile. And shortly after we had this experience, F&D added a sign below the sample saying "Not For Floors". 🤪
So Tony and I gathered all our F&D paperwork plus the one sheet of tile we kept in case we ever had to replace a broken tile, and we schlepped it back up to F&D -- about a 30-minute drive. We spoke to the in-house designer, who was very gracious and apologetic. She explained that our original salesperson was new and shouldn't have been on the floor yet. Whatever. Anyway, she and the store manager helped us pick out a new rock flooring and gave us a very generous discount. As they should.
The new rock tile, up close.
Soon Nelson, our wonderful tile guy, was back in our shower with his "no Ingles" sidekick, Josue ("Joe-zway"), chipping away at the old tile to remove it. In a week the new floor was installed, grouted, and sealed. We are much happier, and we actually like the new floor better than the bronze subway tiles. Win-win!!