Oh, I have been waiting for this day. We are well along in the process of installing the backsplash.
Here it is about 3/4 of the way up. We still need to put up the final tiles, seal it, then grout it. So all of these pictures are groutless and that area under the window and in the back corner will have tile when we’re all done.
Even though it’s still in progress, it looks so much better than before.
I can’t stop staring at it.
Really, I can’t
The tiles are the Hampton Carrara 3×6 subway tile in satin finish from the Tile Shop. My most favorite thing is that they take returns. Most tile shops tell you to order 10% more than needed to account for chipping or breaking tiles when cutting and irregularities in natural stone, but at the Tile Shop you can order as much as you like, then return whatever you don’t use so long as it’s in a full box. This totally sounds like a paid ad, but I promise it’s not.
We actually ordered 40% more than needed because I was worried about getting a bunch of boxes of tiles with black dots or some other thing going on I didn’t like, and while this wasn’t the case, I was definitely glad to have a choice of tiles. The Hampton Carrara is actually a fairly uniform marble compared to many other Carraras I’ve seen. It has some slight veining and color variation to keep it interesting, but not so much that it competes with the Kashmir White counters.
We still have the spacers in some.
It has just enough gray and tan compliment the grays and tans in the counters. I love the satin finish, which is like a honed finish. It still has a slight sheen but not overly shiny. The satin finish seemed more muted to me than the polished finish, which we liked.
I’ll be back later to share the full step by step process once it’s all up! You can also check out the rest of my kitchen renovation posts.