Using subway tile vertically for a modern look with colored grout

leslieclineApril 10, 2008

Does anyone have any new photos to share ?

I am looking for a modern look (no hexagon floor but stone look in porcelain) for a small bath/shower combo. I found one that I like on HGTV's bath section in modern or contemporary.

I am on a strict budget so I purchased 3x6 American Olean subways from Lowe's and I like their Cosmopolitan 1x1 pale green glass mosaic for accent to frame the edges like a picture frame.

I was wondering if I could mix Lowe's 4 x 4 diagonal cutout tile in the center like a liner and cut the glass mosaic to fit (four each) per cutout tile. Does that sound crazy or what ? I am really after a modern look and not vintage even though I like the subways. Please see the photo I have attached which is similar to what I am after except I will not have a color contrast tile around the edges. I also want to add a different kind of liner in the center.

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I just finished installing one today that was 4x8 tiles installed vertically in soldier coursing. I've got to grout it tomorrow morning, so I'll get pics then.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2008 at 9:33PM
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Sorry it took so long-- I forgot where the thread was!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 10:45PM
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