Tile installed

gregincalJuly 5, 2012

Thanks for all the lovely feedback on my earlier tile design thread. Yesterday the tile was grouted, and I thought I'd share pictures (it still needs to be caulked at the counter edge, so it looks rough there). I'm quite pleased. For those who missed the earlier thread, the tile is from Fireclay tile of San Jose. Hopefully in two more weeks we'll be cooking in the kitchen (although there will certainly still be stuff left to do in the remodel).

And for fun, here is my photoshop mockup of the design I did before ordering the tile (partly to see what the design would look like, partly to see how much of each tile I needed to order):

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chiefy

Oh my goodness - I love it! It looks fantastic.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 2:27PM
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annsch

The tile is beautiful, the greens and blue are spectacular. And I love the sweet small triangles wouldn't look as nice without them, great job!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 2:30PM
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annsch

I meant sweet small diamonds (not triangles)! HA!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 2:39PM
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onedogedie

That's one classy backsplash.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 2:43PM
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angie_diy

Smashing! That is really nice. Well done.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 3:39PM
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bahacca

FAN-TASTIC!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 4:14PM
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pawa

I have backsplash envy!
So nice!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 7:06PM
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CEFreeman

Wow!
Now I understand the "discovering fireclay!"

Really great.
Did you do your own tiling? It's really well done.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 7:30PM
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suzanne_sl

This one gets my "current GW favorite" award!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 7:33PM
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peonybush

Simply stunning! You must be so happy with the outcome.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 8:27PM
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a2gemini

Glad someone is out of the ABB club! Congratulations on a beautiful kitchen and backsplash. I hope to get kicked out of the club soon also.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 8:42PM
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desertsteph

that's one great backsplash!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 8:57PM
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gregincal

Thanks for the feedback. Although I tiled my last countertop and backsplash, thankfully somebody else did the work this time. I was on hand to determine the exact layout, since I was very particular about the design. I'm really happy it fulfilled my vision.

I'm quite excited for the last few bits to tie everything together. The built in bench seats are almost done and I'm going by to have a look tomorrow. Our big stained glass window in the breakfast area is done and waiting to be installed. All the doug fir woodwork needs to be stained and the island needs to be put into position. Also, actually having a range and the faucets installed in the sink will finally complete the counter run. Our contractor (who does almost all the work himself) took a few days off this week with his family, but it's going to be a very busy next couple weeks getting things ready for us to move back in.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 12:43AM
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michoumonster

wow! it looks great! your mock-up in photoshop is very impressive as well.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 2:28AM
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ellendi

I love how perfect and precise everything looks. I don't think I have ever seen such a good photshop job!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 6:35AM
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gsciencechick

Love the colors!!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 7:39AM
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