Imagine my excitement earlier today,
as we finally started laying our checked tile kitchen floor!
We’d chosen Daltile’s Color Scheme 12″ porcelain tiles —
1/2 in Black Speckle + the other 1/2 in Desert Gray Speckle.
Everything was going swimmingly — up until the third tile,
when G.O. discovered we had a major problem.
The lighter tiles were maybe 1/8 of an inch larger than the darks!
But how can 1/8″ possibly be an issue? — you ask.
Well, when 1/8″ is multiplied over dozens of tiles in an entire room,
it definitely becomes a major issue.
Meaning: goodbye, checked floor.
Meaning: now G.O.’s mad!
(Thankfully, not at me this time!)
SO QUICK! WHAT TO DO???
Somehow, I decided on a suitable Plan B, within mere moments!
See for yourself:
We’d use only the dark tiles + lay them in a running bond pattern!
And I owe it all to my extreme indecisiveness!
My extreme what??? — you ask.
Well, over my many months of kitchen floor planning,
before finally settling on the checks,
I had seen several that I really loved.
They looked just like this!
So it’s not so much “GENIUS” as good fortune,
I’ll we’ll take it!
And while the plain black speckles aren’t as retro-charming as the checks . . .
. . . the plain Janes add a nice modern country look that I love.
(As long as we can get a couple more boxes of tiles
that look exactly like + are the same size as these!)
Fingers crossed, so stay tuned!