Exciting news – the tile for our kitchen backsplash is ordered! My original plan was to wait for awhile to order the tile, even though I knew what I wanted, seeing as the backsplash won’t be going in for a few months. BUT THEN…The Tile Shop had a mega Columbus Day sale (I’m talking big). They ended up extending it to yesterday too, but when I went online this morning to get links for the tile I ordered, the sale price is still there, so run and buy it while you can (it’s over 45% off!!).
Anyways, I’ve known since I basically saw the house that I wanted to put in a white subway tile backsplash, it was just a matter of picking the right subway tile. I’m a big fan of The Tile Shop (and no, they’re not paying me to say that, I really just love them that much) so I really only looked there. While they can be a little pricier than Lowe’s or Home Depot, their quality is amazing, their return policy is outstanding (you can return basically anything you didn’t use and there is no restocking fee), and they are SO easy to work with. I use them a lot with my clients, so I’m excited to get to use them in my own house this go round.
I debated between the Imperial Bianco 3×6 Gloss subway tile, and the Imperial Bianco 3×6 Crazed. Although the Gloss (pictured left), was cheaper (way cheaper once the Columbus Day sale came around), what eventually made up my mind was that I felt the Crazed was a bit too crackly. I’m going for a mix of old+new in our house, and who knows, the crazed could have turned out awesome, but it just looked a little too old for me.
So, the Imperial Bianco Gloss won out in the end, which means we are that much closer to having a kitchen that looks a little like this: