Can you match Cambria Torquay with Carrara Tile?

Azure5June 13, 2014

I am redoing my bathroom and have a quartz Torquay countertop along with dark cherry vanities. I am thinking of getting Carrara tiles to use as a backsplash as well as for the tub/shower area. I have been told that these two clash and shouldn't be used together, but they seem to be a great match, in my opinion. Does anyone have any advice on this subject?

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Torquay is predictably patterned but every carrara tile will be different. I just unboxed a carrara countertop that is almost entirely smoke gray, with only 2 veins of cream. If you have laid out your tile in your space and they look good in that room with the light, then go for it. Hey, I'm putting a $700 polished brass faucet on my little slab of carrara. Nobody does that, either. But in my house, in my space, it's gonna work.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 8:33AM
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Having lived with Torquay in the kitchen and pantry for two years now, I'd say no. How about using a shaped tile, like hex to add interest? I'd definitely use a solid color.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 6:35AM
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If you have a full mirror above the vanity, then can continue the Caesarstone onto a 4" backsplash. Otherwise, may want to consider other options. You may find inspiration in a similar thread on the Kitchen forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Does marble backsplash match Torquay

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 12:07PM
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Here's another idea for a backsplash to go with your Cambria Torquay counter. I saw a curved glass mosaic backsplash used with a marble countertop in the master bedroom of a luxury home. I don't know the vendor for the backsplash.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 7:30PM
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