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bigboyjoel 07-02-2007 11:10 PM

Subway tile backsplash
 
Hello-
I'm preparing for a tile backsplash in the kitchen. The tiles are 3x6 subway tiles and are very white in color. My wife wants to grout in white, I want to do a light grey to make the tiles stick out more. She also feels that we don't need to grout. Do any of you have any recommendations for grout color and or not grouting at all? I think that we should grout to keep all the crap and water out of the tiles. We will not be using spaces, the tiles have little built in spacers.

Thanks!

AtlanticWBConst. 07-03-2007 05:41 AM

My advice would definitely be to grout it. Use white stain-proof grout. Seal grout.

That's the way we have always done that type tile on kitchen walls above the counter tops. It's the way I have always seen it done...That's my vote.

RippySkippy 07-03-2007 06:49 AM

Make up a couple of small boards of the tile, say 2' x 2' grout one with one color and one with the other, see what YOU like. With regards to the grout...well...grout it...don't leave it out, not a good look.

slakker 07-03-2007 12:36 PM

In terms of grout color, my wife (who's a designer) recommends you look at whole color scheme of the kitchen. Both white and grey would work, but also recommends taking the counter top color and wall colors into consideration. If the counter and wall colors are a potential clash to the grey, then keep the grout white.


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