A subfloor** has been installed in our Dutch colonial’s kitchen,
making things nice + level for some future tile (soon!)
**There are no pictures of said-same subfloor however,
as I decided it’s too boring + not photo-worthy.
Meanwhile, here’s a before:
Just a tad rustic, is it not?
Some people (meaning me) would love to paint those original boards.
WOW, am I right?
Aren’t those greens gorgeous?
And who doesn’t love a checkerboard kitchen floor?
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Which takes us back to ours:
Natch, G.O. nixed the possibility of my having a painted floor,
+ this time, I couldn’t blame him.
I could have a checkerboard floor (yay!),
but the checks would have to be tiles.
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Oh, dear. What size tile, then?
I like the looks of these small, 6″ square ones:
They might be the most period-appropriate size
for our Dutch colonial — but sorry. No can do.
What if that busy floor gives me vertigo,
like that poor Liza Minelli on Arrested Development?
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But back to our floor.
I chose 12″ tiles:
Believe it or not, I actually found something I liked
from our local build-o-rama, Menards!
It’s Daltile’s Color Scheme porcelain collection,
@ only $2.99 per square foot,
with an addiltion 11% discount from Menards!
I wanted the traditional black but not with white (oh, the dirt!)
Maybe a light gray? Yes!
Check it out! Black Speckle + Desert Gray Speckle:
I chose speckle for its dirt-hiding capabilities
and because it looks like retro linoleum!
What’s more period appropriate than that?
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Here’s another look-see at my samples,
with my chosen gray backsplash tiles from Home Depot:
I’m loving the way they look together!
And check out how nicely they play with my kitchen paint color story:
Sadly, the tiles won’t be here until February 12th,
so definitely, stay tuned!
February 7th, 2015 at 1:15 am
Looking good! Your remodel is moving along so nicely! Ours is crawling, with a hubs who travels, and hockey season…..wha wha!
Love you grey subway tile….can’t wait to see your checkerboard floor!