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Kitchen Tiles’ Arrival

The tiles for our checkerboard kitchen floor have arrived!

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You can read about my kooky selection process here:

https://redbirdv.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/kitchen-floor-tile-is-en-route/

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So, anyway, here’s what we ordered:

5 boxes each of Desert Gray Speckled + Black Speckled

12″ square porcelain tiles,

from Daltile’s Color Scheme collection @ only $2.99 sq. ft.!

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Let me tell ya, 10 boxes of tile are crazy heavy,

(I couldn’t even lift one),

so G.O. used a cart to transport them from his truck to our back door,

5 boxes at a time:

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Once the boxes reached their destination IN-side the house,

we immediately laid out a few tiles for a look-see:

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Hey, look!  It’s our new Maytag dishwasher!

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Is it wrong that both G.O. are madly in love with that handle?

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It’s so chunky!  It’s also stainless steel,

which pops so nicely against the white appliance.

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But back to our floor:

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Getting the layout just right is going to involve a whole lot o’ math.

Here’s G.O., getting a head start on said-same:

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Definitely stay tuned!

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Kitchen Floor Tile Is En Route!

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:

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Just a tad rustic, is it not?

Some people (meaning me) would love to paint those original boards.

Like here:

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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:

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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:

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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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HA!  EPIC!

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But back to our floor.

I chose 12″ tiles:

checkered floor twelve inches

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!

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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:

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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:

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I’m loving the way they look together!

And check out how nicely they play with my kitchen paint color story:

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Sadly, the tiles won’t be here until February 12th,

so definitely, stay tuned!

 


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