Marble Backsplash for the Master

I’ve been putting off looking at tile for the master vanity backsplash.

The vanity top is white marble with grey veining.
The vanity top is white marble with grey veining.

The top of the vanity itself is grey and white marble with a lot of movement in the veining.

Marble basketweave tile with warm grey grout is on the floor..
Marble basketweave tile with warm grey grout is on the floor..

While we have enough floor tile remaining to complete the backsplash I thought it was too busy.

Ice white matte tile is in the shower.
Ice white matte tile is in the shower.

I also thought using the white subway tile from the shower walls too plain.

The various products used in Tile Shop displays are listed on the wall.
The various products used in Tile Shop displays are listed on the wall.

I stopped into the Tile Shop and found a couple of types of marble tile that might be appropriate. I’ve pretty much settled on a 2″ by 4″ subway tile which is smaller than the 3″ by 6″ shower tile.

Carrara
Polished Hampton Carrara Amalfi

One of the finished displays was covered with Hampton Carrera Polished Amalfi 2″ by 4″ subway tiles.  These would probably go well with the vanity top.

The tile on the left
The tile on the right, Ashford Carrara Amalfi,  seems compatible to the vanity.

Another choice might be Ashford Carrara Polished Amalfi.  I not sure what the difference between the two is since I couldn’t view them side by side.

Bianco Carrara
Bianco Carrara Marble Tile

The Bianco Carrara seems too white.

Venatino
Carrara Venetino

The tile store where I had purchased the flooring, Best Tile, had something with a bit less character called Polished Carrara Venetino also in a small 2″ by 4″ subway.

Tile that looks like bubbles.
Tile that looks like bubbles.

Finally I saw the above whimsical tile mosaic which looks like bubbles. I like it but not for the master bathroom.

Do you have a backsplash in your bathroom? What’s it made from?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Marble Backsplash for the Master”

  1. Good luck with choosing. It seems rather a daunting task to me. The counter and floor are beautiful so to me it seems that they should remain the stars of the show. Can you get a few tiles in your possible choices to put up next to the counter top to see if they will really go?

  2. love the bubble tiles! what fun! but not for your bathroom. i like the idea of smaller subway tiles. maybe you could get a smaller version of the shower ones, with a tinted grout to match the grey in the marble vanity.

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