Opinion on tile

Abi123May 11, 2013

Hello everyone,
We are trying to decide on tiles for our kitchen. We have cherry cabinets and a somewhat busy granite. Our kitchen does not receive much sunlight so I wanted something simple and a little reflective. This is the only tile we found at the store that we liked. DH loves it, I am not so sure. Wondering if it is a little too white? Would love your opinion and also if you have suggestions for tiles I would love to hear them!
Thanks

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ck_squared

I like that tile but I don't think it works with your cabs and granite.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:05PM
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palimpsest

I think the small squares are a little too close to the size of the speckles in the granite...

This post was edited by palimpsest on Sat, May 11, 13 at 15:46

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:18PM
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Abi123

Thank you for the responses. palimsest, that is an interesting point. Didn't think about it, but it makes so much sense. So perhaps larger tiles will look good?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:25PM
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amandapadgett

I LOVE the tile...but, I agree with others, it doesn't work with the granite. The counter is busy and the tile would compete with it.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:29PM
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kathleencam

How about white glass subway tiles? They won't compete with the granite but they probably reflect light. I have also seen tempered glass painted on the wall side and cut to fit the backsplash area.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 7:56PM
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buildinva

I love the idea of subway glass...

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 9:22PM
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yooper856

We went with a combination of sizes with travertine tile....similar top to yours but we do have the oak cabinets instead of maple or cherry. I felt this still had some interest with the different sizing and random lengths but was simple enough to not compete with the busy pattern of the granite.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 10:18PM
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yooper856

Another closer shot.....

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 10:19PM
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