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RE: Please recommend good subway tile for less than $10 sq ft (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: circuspeanut on 05.30.2010 at 07:15 am in Kitchens Forum

American Olean for under $2/sft at Lowes! Love it. I used it for my very first DIY tile job in my bathroom and it turned out splendidly. Lovely classic white glossy subway tile. It's not beveled, but also not completely flat. Great shine. And they carry a zillion trim pieces, both in stock and special order, so you can really customize the look to fit your space. Very similar brands are DalTile and the US Tile at Home Depot.

For a tad more $$, I believe Lanka Tile makes a fairly affordable beveled white subway.

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clipped on: 05.30.2010 at 11:09 pm    last updated on: 05.30.2010 at 11:09 pm

Mixing Marbles on Backsplash and Island Counter

posted by: malhgold on 04.11.2010 at 07:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thanks to rjr220, I found some great large format "marble" look alike (they're actually ceramic)tiles that I think would work great as the backsplash in my kitchen. I think it would give a modern twist to the marble because of the tile size, 12"X35". The question I have is if you think because the marble on the counter and the marble tile aren't the same that they would "clash". The tile is slightly whiter and more veiny then the carrara on my island, but i do have a couple of nice veins on the island. Maybe it wouldn't be a problem because they're not up against eachother and they will be seen on a horizontal surface and a vertical surface? Would love to hear what you think.

Sorry about the sample size. They would only give me a piece of the larger tile, which makes this all the more difficult to decide.
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The picture from the Porcelanosa catalog can be seen on page 102-103. I can't get a jpg of the pic.

Here is a link that might be useful: Porcelanosa Catalog

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clipped on: 05.15.2010 at 10:44 am    last updated on: 05.15.2010 at 10:44 am

RE: Slab pick-up with fabricator. Any advice for me? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: danielle84 on 05.04.2010 at 04:33 pm in Kitchens Forum

Full bull-nose or half bull-nose are nice but you might see the top of your lower cabinets which I do not think is very nice. (to my oppinion)
Also the edge has to match your cabinet design or other elements of your kitchen to a certain point. Are your cabs design square or are they curvy?
A Pencil edge would look nice. The granite will seem thicker and more expensive.
Good luck

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RE: Slab pick-up with fabricator. Any advice for me? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: undecidedliz on 05.04.2010 at 12:15 pm in Kitchens Forum

I was told by the granite people that full bull-nose can cause liquids spilled on the counter to roll down the counter and into your cabinets whereas the other edges will drip off the side to the floor-something to think about. Otherwise, I think it depends on what your style is. I liked the simple eased edge but chose the 3/8 roundover to get a little more softness on that front edge and prevent the possibility of small chips.

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