We bought this tile on a clearance sale. After it sat around for about a year we finally got around to installing it. Oh, and it turned out that every piece was 1/8 out of square in the 12 inches. And as with most slate tile the thickness varied by almost a 1/4 inch from the thickest to the thinnest pieces. But I tackled it, and think it looks pretty good. Haven't grouted it yet, but will be doing that soon!