Hi; I've been away from this site for a few years, but we have another project!
I was wondering about the quality of Daltile. We were looking at subway and, especially, at white octagon-and-square mosaic floor tile. I've noticed that on the Home Depot site a lot of people complain about the latter, saying (1) the glaze is too thin and the pink ceramic shows through, and (2) it lacks a mesh back. (If it lacks a mesh back, what does it have???)
I was under the impression that Daltile is a pretty good brand. But, the stuff for sale through Home Depot is much cheaper than the tile store -- just $2.95/SF for the mosaic. Do they make different grades for HD and tile stores? Does anybody know, and/or have a general sense of their quality?
Any other recommendations re the floor mosaic and a matching subway, without breaking the bank?