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mrs fix it 06-18-2013 09:40 AM

Accent tile placement?
 
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It's taken us a year but I think my husband and I have finally come to an agreement about our tile. My question for you all is....where would you put the accent tile? I'm planning on having it only 3 wide instead of the 5 (less busy for my husband ;-). Would you put it higher lower or center? My personal preference is leaning to center. Your expertise would be appreciated.

Two Knots 06-18-2013 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by mrs fix it (Post 1203211)
It's taken us a year but I think my husband and I have finally come to an agreement about our tile. My question for you all is....where would you put the accent tile? I'm planning on having it only 3 wide instead of the 5 (less busy for my husband ;-). Would you put it higher lower or center? My personal preference is leaning to center. Your expertise would be appreciated.

You picked a beautiful tile for your granite. :yes:

I think center... the smaller tile directly over the granite is too busy.

Try putting two of the big tiles above the granite, then a row with three of the
small tiles, then the big tiles again. Use tape and arrange and rearrange it
until you like it.

mrs fix it 06-18-2013 10:31 AM

Thank you for your quick response :-). How would you end the tile on far left, I won't have to worry about right because of fridge cabinet. Would you use a pencil/bullnose piece in neutral color? The upper and lower both end at same spot, for that I am glad. Your idea of two for starting row is a good one, after measuring window height, it comes to 5 1/2" off of counter. The two larger tiles plus two of the thin ones with grout is a shade longer. Hopefully this means I won't have to cut to much off of the thin ones.

mrs fix it 06-18-2013 10:33 AM

Sorry incomplete sentence....the upper and lower...cabinets ;-) silly me

Two Knots 06-18-2013 10:55 AM

post a pic of the far left...do they have a bullnose tile for the larger tile?

mrs fix it 06-18-2013 11:24 AM

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As to your question about the bullnose, they do but I haven't picked up any samples yet. That will be my next shopping trip now. I will play with a variety to see how it looks and post photos as well.
P.S. thank you, I LOVE my granite as well, I picked the tile so the focus will stay on the pretty movements in it.

Two Knots 06-18-2013 11:59 AM

yes, bullnose would be the best ... in the lighter color tile.

If they didn't have the bullnose, I was going to suggest making
your own bullnose molding stained to match the cabs...and
letting the the tile die into it; but my first choice would be
the bullnose tile.

mrwoodty 06-19-2013 12:45 PM

I would keep the accent tiles just below the window sill so the band will continue throughout the splash, I would think 2 to 3 rows of field tile and cut the accent tile to 3 or 4 rows so the top ends just below the window sill. Also I would stop at the left end of the upper cabinets. I think 5 rows is too much, 3 to 4 is plenty to create a nice accent.

katypaver 06-26-2013 07:19 AM

Great combination of granite but I think you have a problem about that tile.What is the name of the accent tiles used in your kitchen?
Existing tile, there is no reason you can't replace it with whatever tile fits there. My understanding is that it can be tough to remove the tiles without breakage though.

mrs fix it 07-07-2013 06:48 PM

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Thank you all for your advice and help. I decided against doing any accent tile, fear of hating it in 5 or less years. So I went with a 3x6 travertine in a brick pattern. All I have left to do is grout. 😄😄

mrwoodty 07-07-2013 09:25 PM

Looks fantastic, more pics after grout please.

mrs fix it 07-10-2013 10:45 PM

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All done, taking tomorrow off! The outlets can wait till Friday 😊

Two Knots 07-18-2013 04:11 AM

Looks wonderful. :yes:


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