mosaic tile with glass and natural stone and two different shaped natural stones, one subway and one square. We used 17 mosaic tiles and 1 each of the other two. My honey came up with the idea to add a little extra detail along the center line to give the whole thing a unique look instead of just using the mosiac tile for the whole thing. Good thinking baby!
This is what our backsplash looked like for oh, almost as long as we've lived here. They had this ugly green vinyl floor tile on it when we moved in. You can see it here. I preferred this look to the ugly tile! LOL!
here. A very good investment for all the tiling we have planned for our house.
large bag of mortar to adhere the tile to the wall. There is a 2 hour window that your mortar will be good to use, after that, its NOT going to work properly. We learned that from experience and I was at Lowes at 9pm buying more mortar to finish the job.
un-sanded grout in the color of French Vanilla. When mixed it looked like melted vanilla ice cream...no joke! Since we were both grouting, I didn't get any pictures of that step, but you want to work quickly and clean as you go as much as you can. The grout really loved the natural stone tiles and it was rather difficult getting it off them when we started cleaning. NOTE: The package recommended waiting 15 to 30 minutes before clean up, we waited 30, we should have started at 15 and it may have been much easier on the cleanup.
It doesn't have to be done all at once. It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!
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