I’ve learned a lot this week about picking out tile.  What you think would be a pretty simple thing to do as part of the kitchen renovation really isn’t.  Armed with pictures from Pinterest or Houzz, we have made our choice.

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I think the simple 3 X 6 tile with a gray grout will be simple yet striking…or we hope it will.  I guess once it’s up it will be too late, so, cross your fingers!

We are using a pot filler and will picture frame it in the backsplash.  Found this picture on Pinterest from http://www.goldenboysandme.com and it’s exactly what we are looking for.

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The difference in our backsplash will be that we opted to the the pot filler in the center versus to either side.  That way, I can fill the pots on all burners instead of just two. We found our pot filler in Amazon (of course…where else!)

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So, we need trim and bullnose and corner pieces as well.  My only choice in the Manhatten series is a beveled tile that has corner pieces.

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With that in mind, I am now rethinking and picking another subway tile that is glossy, 3 x 6, non-beveled, that has a bull-nose and corner pieces and available in 2 weeks or less. Whew.

By gosh, I think we got it!

This looks more a kitchen backsplash versus what you would find in a bathroom.

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We are using Ardex grout and caulk in Fresh Lily.  It looks greenish, but the sample, is more gray.

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Can’t wait to see it after it’s complete!  Really excited about these choices!

 

 

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