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Looking for manufacturer of designer metal liner tile

posted by: imrainey on 02.22.2007 at 10:50 pm in Kitchens Forum

I saw a liner tile that I loved today. The tile distributor called it "Mambo" but would not tell me who the manufacturer is. It was 3/8" x 12". The color was called "white bronze" and looked like brushed nickel. The design was a very slightly squiggly or wavy line. It was about $26 or $26.50 each.

If anyone knows who makes it, I'd like to just get a pic of it to e-mail my husband who won't be home while I'm making all these decisions.

I've tried goggling many combinations but haven't come up with much and nothing remotely resembling it.

Thanks in advance.


clipped on: 02.25.2007 at 10:30 pm    last updated on: 02.25.2007 at 10:30 pm

Slate backsplash, where to get tile? Mythreegirls???

posted by: djincnj on 02.22.2007 at 02:35 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hello All

Starting to look into backsplashes and different choices, subway tiles, matching granite, mosiacs, but I keep coming back to the same conclusion, I WANT MYTHREEGIRLS BACKSPLASH!!!

Love the movement of the slate tiles, especially since our granite Dakota Mahogany won't have much, the glass accents really bring it all together. But specifically I like the tones of the slate tile mythreegirls used, grays, blues, some tan in there, not multicolor. Just perfect.

Soooo can anyone identify the slate tile used in the pictures. Or do you know of any slate tiles that are similar?

Thanx again everyone, ain't this board GREAT!!



clipped on: 02.23.2007 at 02:05 pm    last updated on: 02.23.2007 at 02:06 pm

anyone ever do a glass mosaic backsplash themselves?

posted by: katylake on 02.01.2007 at 05:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

I picked out the tile, I bought a glass cutter, and I'm still wondering how hard it is to do this myself! It's not a huge backsplash, but I still have a lot of questions.

I really do think I can do this myself. I'd love to hear from others who have done it, and what, if any, pitfalls they encountered.

Thanks. :)


clipped on: 02.02.2007 at 01:45 pm    last updated on: 02.02.2007 at 01:45 pm

Cleaning the glass top of a GE Profile range

posted by: njcardsfan on 08.08.2006 at 09:25 pm in Appliances Forum

The manual states that you can only use ceramic brite, which is nearly impossible to use. Has anyone tried using something else, like Windex?


clipped on: 02.01.2007 at 09:40 am    last updated on: 02.01.2007 at 09:41 am

RE: Silgranit sinks--Cleaning (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: jettasmom on 01.17.2007 at 02:42 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have the siligranit in black and had some stains from paint or grout clean-up. I did get some of the Blanco clean and used it, but what seemed to be most effective to remove the stains was the Mr. Clean magic eraser (recommended by another member). I haven't used Bar Keeper's friend, but it sounds like it's working for you, so I wouldn't spend the money on the Blanco clean.

Another member was also having problems at the time I was and wrote to the mfg. They suggested wiping mineral oil on the sink. I did this after cleaning my sink and do it every few weeks and it seems to add the "sparkle" I thought was missing. I would think it would have the same effect regardless of color of the sink.



clipped on: 01.17.2007 at 10:48 pm    last updated on: 01.17.2007 at 10:48 pm

RE: 12 x 12 tiles for backsplash? (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: needanap on 01.12.2007 at 10:49 pm in Kitchens Forum

TooMuch, here is a website with some interesting rustic tiles. I am getting my backsplash tiles from them, but it is not installed yet so no pics to share. Look around the whole website - some unusual stuff. The one called "brick desert sand" reminds me of the one you posted, except without the random tile sizes.

Here is a link that might be useful: AKDO tiles


clipped on: 01.14.2007 at 11:00 pm    last updated on: 01.14.2007 at 11:00 pm

RE: Matte finish crackle subway tile? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: sweeby on 01.13.2007 at 11:39 am in Kitchens Forum

The following tile lines would be where I'd look for them:

Dunis Studios (They say the have them)
Walker Zanger
Ann Sacks
Ken Mason
Jeffrey Court
Meredith Art Tiles
Sonoma Tilemakers


clipped on: 01.13.2007 at 02:56 pm    last updated on: 01.13.2007 at 02:56 pm

Show me your Arts&Crafts/Bungalow/Craftsman backsplash

posted by: vizslalover on 01.11.2007 at 12:06 am in Kitchens Forum

I've looked around in the Finished Kitchens Blog (thanks starpooh!!) and got a couple of ideas but nothing has grabbed me yet. We're looking for backsplash ideas in the Arts & Crafts/Craftsman/Mission/Bungalow style. We are thinking more of something evoking the styles and themes as opposed to recreating a period backsplash (which, from what I've seen, would basically be plain square tiles or subways-which DH hates). My home is not a bungalow (much as I wish it were) but this is the style we like (my home is a very generic 1947 split level so don't freak that I'm putting something totally anachronistic in it). Our cabs are 'spice' maple and soapstone counters. Diana2566 in the FKB is the kind of thing I'm thinking/hoping for more photos of.

Right now our ideas are pretty rough and along the lines of some kind of field tile with a few Porteous or Motawi accent tiles and/or perhaps a Lewellen Stone or Bronze Plaque (example below).

Here is a link that might be useful: Diane2566 in FKB


clipped on: 01.11.2007 at 08:41 am    last updated on: 01.11.2007 at 08:42 am

SOS!!! Will my Blanco Super Single fit a 25 1/4 base cabinet?

posted by: hostagirl1 on 11.29.2006 at 09:46 am in Kitchens Forum

I went into a tailspin this morning thinking about the Blanco Super I bought and the cabinet depth. The base cabinet is 25 1/4 in deep. I know the super is 22" deep and it will fit but what will I do about a faucet behind it? Will I need to be very selective or will I have to set it off to the side? If I do set it off will it reach? Have I made a big mistake??? Getting close to install time. No KD here............. thanks for your help


clipped on: 12.13.2006 at 01:41 pm    last updated on: 12.13.2006 at 01:43 pm

Tiling backsplash on a diagonal- hints?

posted by: ivorykay on 12.07.2006 at 07:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm planning on tiling our backsplash on the diagonal with 2" frosted glass tiles (in ft sq sheets). Evidently I have a masochistic streak! I've got the book, I've got the tiles, I've got measurements everywhere, I've got analysis paralysis.... Anybody have any helpful hints for tiling on a diagonal? If I put reference lines on the wall, what good does it do me when they're covered with thinset?!? Thanks in advance!


clipped on: 12.08.2006 at 04:41 pm    last updated on: 12.08.2006 at 04:41 pm

Newcastle Black Granite/Labrador Black?

posted by: bensmom on 11.10.2006 at 10:35 pm in Kitchens Forum

We found a black granite we really like called Newcastle Black. The cabinet guy we are going with says they don't have that, but have Labrador Black. Is this close? We are going to look at a sample, but we are still picking items and it would help to know if I'm going to want that or the St. Cecilia(big difference in color scheme if I choose that one).



clipped on: 12.07.2006 at 09:00 pm    last updated on: 12.07.2006 at 09:00 pm

RE: Pics of Cabinet Coat Ivory colored cabinets? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: slc2053 on 12.07.2006 at 12:11 pm in Kitchens Forum

garmin and bestyears...??

Did either of you decide on a cabinet color? I too am ordering cabinet coat color chart....and wondered how your projects are going???


clipped on: 12.07.2006 at 03:57 pm    last updated on: 12.07.2006 at 03:57 pm

Please tell me I don't have a lemon (silgranit)

posted by: hollister2 on 11.29.2006 at 09:21 pm in Kitchens Forum

I've had my anthracite silgranit sink since May. It's been getting progressively streakier and nothing I do seems to help - CLR with a green scrubbie, BKF don't seem to help. I used the crisco trick with some success when we first got the sink but it seemed to be making the white streaks worse so I stopped.

Any ideas on this? There's been no grout near it and we used silicone on the installation.

Here is a link that might be useful: Silgranit sink gone bad


clipped on: 12.05.2006 at 02:58 pm    last updated on: 12.05.2006 at 02:58 pm

My retrofit under cabinet lighting solution

posted by: valleykat on 12.03.2006 at 08:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

I thought I would share the solution we came up with for our undercaibinet lighting in case others find themselves in the same situation. I am very pleased with the results.

I was primarily interested in subtle mood lighting to leave on at all times after dark, so we don't have to always turn on the overhead lights. My electrician suggested I pick up these lights at Lowe's. They come in one or two foot lengths. It just so happens that two longer units were a great fit for my cabinets. I was concerned about them showing since I didn't have any special trim to hide them. There is a recess of about 7/8" under my cabinets. Since these are available in stainless steel, the small amount that shows blends right in.

What I am really thrilled about is that my electrician was able to wire the two units together so they work on one switch. He then ran the electrical cord up under the cabinet and into the wall and tied it into the existing wiring. So I can control both of them with a single flick of the switch and there are no cords showing.

While these don't have a dimmer, they do have a high and low setting. The low setting is perfect for the mood lighting I was after, and I now have the option of a brighter light for task lighting. Since I have only used them on the low setting, I haven't noticed any heat from them.

Here's what we see:

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Another view:

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Here is a link that might be useful: Portfolio Halogen Undercabinet Lighting


clipped on: 12.04.2006 at 11:22 am    last updated on: 12.04.2006 at 11:22 am

Can you mix ceramic and glass wall tile

posted by: brutuses on 09.02.2006 at 03:56 pm in Kitchens Forum

Can you mix ceramic and glass tile to do a blacksplash? I didn't know if they were compatible as far as thickness or whether they would look good together. I love the glass, but can't afford all glass so I was thinking of mixing some ine to my design. Thanks


clipped on: 09.19.2006 at 03:04 pm    last updated on: 09.19.2006 at 03:04 pm