finished backspash pic

marmoreusOctober 1, 2010

Hi there,

I tried to post this to a thread where I asked for input, but since it's fallen off the site, it won't let me. Anyway, as a thank you to those who helped and for anyone looking for a picture of Walker Zanger Pipe Smoke in action (I had a real hard time finding any) here ya go!

Tile used: Walker Zanger Gramercy Park (Heirloom White and Pipe Smoke)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dianalo

Wow! That came out awesome! You should kiss the tile installer ;) for the great job!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 10:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sparklekitty

Lovely, simple and elegant behind the stove feature. That tile really has some beautiful variation. May I ask how expensive it is? I am looking for something in the white, slightly gray or taupe family and the pipe smoke could be an option.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 10:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rookie_2010

I can't say it any better than the above comments, it's just lovely, simple, elegant, just the right touch. Perfect, perfect choice. I can't wait to see the rest!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 10:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jterrilynn

Wow I really like that...so calm, classy and easy to get along with for years to come.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 11:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flwrs_n_co

Beautiful BS--love the color variation!!!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 11:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marti8a

So pretty! I love how clean and crisp, modern and yet vintage it looks.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 12:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shaughnn

Hello Marmoreus,
Nice clean results.Do you know what joint spacing your installer used? What color grout did you choose to tie the White and Smoke colors together?

Sparklekitty,
My price list has the 2"x6" "Heirloom White glossy" retailing at $28.89 ft2 and the 2"x6" "Pipe Smoke crazed" retailing at $31.66 ft2. As those are retail prices, I expect that they can be had for a bit less if you hunt around.
Shaughnn

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 1:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
francoise47

Gorgeous! I love the clean, quiet elegance of the colors and lines. Love the rhythm and balance of the elevation. This is one of the most successful range hood, backsplash combinations I've ever seen. Congrats! When will we see the whole kitchen?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 7:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marmoreus

Thanks so much everyone! I've loved seeing so many of your kitchens finish up--they are beautiful! So I really appreciate your comments.

Thanks shaughnn for helping to answer sparklekitty's question. I think that is about what the retail price was. At the end of our build, this tile wasn't in the budget, but because of some issues we'd had with the tile and granite people and to just get the darn thing done, our builder gave us a big discount on them. Otherwise, I was going to use the Horus Art subway tile and just do all white.

For shaughnn--the installers butted the tiles up to each other and since they are handmade and uneven, they sanded (not sure if that's the correct tile term) some of the edges to facilitate that. The grout color is Tec Standard White 931.

I am hoping to post the finished pictures soon. We've been moved in for a month now so I need to do it!

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 9:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shaughnn

Thanks for the information Marmoreus. I think I like the Gramercy Park better than the Horus Art Broadway series. Which Horus Art series were you considering?
Shaughnn

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 12:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marmoreus

I was considering the Tiffany crackle series. If you've seen willow decor's or katieob's kitchens, they both used that tile (in the Bianco/white color).

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 12:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hockeychik

Oh, that does look nice. Sometimes you look at all the busy multiple tile pieces and forget how lovely something simple can be. Love it. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 7:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
research_queen

lovely

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 7:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vampiressrn

Looks fabulous...simple and classy!!!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 8:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
remodel-mama

marmoreus - it's really beautiful! Congrats!

Would you mind sharing the name of your handles/pulls? Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 11:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marmoreus

Thank you, all you kind GWers!

remodel-mama, the handles are Amerock Highland Ridge. Nice, hefty handles (and knobs). I like them a lot. The place I ordered them from had great prices and they shipped pretty quick. See link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Amerock Highland Ridge pulls

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 11:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
buehl

Very nice!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 12:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
phylhl

Hi - I just happened on this thread, because I'm comparing teh WZ grammercy park (heirloom white) with the Horus Art tiles. I would love to see photos of Horus Art if anyone has used them in white. Also, mam -- how are you liking the WZ? I assume what you have is crackle, correct? Any issues?
thanks! Beautiful, just gorgeous backsplash!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 9:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shahidsaif

very nice picture . okey

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 9:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marmoreus

I love my WZ tile and have had no problems with them. I've splattered all kinds of things on them (including tomato-based sauces) and they clean up perfectly.

Two people that I know of used the white Horus art tiles in their kitchens and I think they look fabulous:

http://willowdecor.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-kitchen-unveiled.html

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg1214574727319.html

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 9:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
susanlynn2012

marmoreous, I am in love with your backsplash and the beautiful gray tile backsplash unique design above the range! I also love your cabinets white color and style as well as the hardware and counters. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on a beautiful kitchen with a gorgeous backsplash by talented installers!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 10:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chloe.chloe

Gorgeous kitchen!!! I love it!! Could you post MORE pics of your beautiful space???

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 12:09AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marmoreus

Thank you, lynn and chloe!

Below is the link to the thread where I posted more pictures.

Here is a link that might be useful: finished kitchen pics

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
michelle16

phylhl- I believe katieob used the horus one's in her old kitchen, and the grammercy park in her new kitchen

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
michelle16

phylhl- I believe katieob used the horus one's in her old kitchen, and the grammercy park in her new kitchen

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
p.ball2

Wow! really nice and the color change is subtle but still stand s out enough to be a great feature.

I will clip this for my file when I get around to the backsplash.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 11:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geomeg

I know this is an older thread but lovely kitchen!
I am considering the pipe smoke for my backsplash, I'm waiting for a sample.
I'm hoping it won't be too dark with my off-white cabinets.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 7:57AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
IKEA Spring Sale 2015 begins 2/27
I spent a (long, long) day at IKEA on Saturday ordering...
tracie.erin
Glossy tiles in this Kitchen?
Please take a look at this kitchen layout and let me...
r2d2indy
How best to trick this space out as a pantry?
Hi all. I currently have a roomy walk-in pantry (4'...
jenmendel23
Please help me decide on kitchen wall cab elevations
We have a 10 foot sloped ceiling (10 feet where the...
veroni2413
Help design custom sink--mitigating risk
I posted here about the possibility of a marble sink...
crl_
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™