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Our new glossy subway backsplash with detail.

Here she is. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure I wanted subway. In my mind, every home will have it in the next year if not already . I wanted something different and extra glossy. Without buying online, this is as glossy as I could find. It was close to subway but still a little different. I thought it wasn’t different enough but now that it’s up, I love! My biggest fear is that it would not fall in line with the shiplap. I was afraid one would be whiter than the other and give a dingy awkward look. As great as Pinterest is, I could not find any shiplap and subway combination kitchens that looked great. But hey mine is! This is my second tile job. I did my bathroom about 5-6 years ago. All by myself I should add. It was subway with a twist also. It was featured on fb 70,000 pics back. Tiling is definitely easier than you think. I think the hardest part is picking the color and style that you want. This tile is available at Home Depot, (tile link https://fxo.co/9vSZ). The trim that you helped me pick also came from the depot, (trim link -https://fxo.co/9vSj) although we had to order some online. The one problem we came across in store is that most stores have discontinued the tile itself. We searched 2 hours away in all directions but everyone was out so we are thinking this may soon be discontinued in stores. I was so scared they would arrive in pieces but to my surprise they came bubble wrapped in the fat bubbles. They arrived flawless. We went with Delorean gray grout (grout link- https://fxo.co/9vSx). I hear if you go too dark the flaws show up. I would have loved to have went white but realistically in a kitchen with lots of cooking, I did not want to do that to myself. Tiling sponge that we used - (https://fxo.co/9vT8), (tile adhesive -  https://fxo.co/9vTT). I bought a small tile cutter which was really handy for working late at night. (About $22, link here https://fxo.co/9vT5). We ended up having to get another tile saw for the small cuts though. We went with the Ryobi 7” electric tile saw, (saw link https://fxo.co/9vSA ), it was amazing! We used this grout sealer, (https://fxo.co/9vTO) with an easy peasy brush. This is the float and trowel I used (float -https://fxo.co/9vTb, trowel https://fxo.co/9vTk ). The sealer was much easier than what I have used in the past. If I had waited for all my products to arrive, this would have been an easy 1 day project. I’m impatient so I started and then had to wait on the trim. It took 2 days total. I hope to get step by step instructions up at some point. Our next kitchen projects will be installing the pot filler behind the stove and building the overhead hood vent cover. Now on to @shop_blairsng to get some pumpkins!

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Lucas on Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:52 AM
Very useful and valuable details you shared. Thanks for the important blog post. It helped me a lot. Nice post very informational. Keep blogging. Decking tiles
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