While the tile setter was here he also worked on the sink vanity backsplash in the master bathroom.
I had chosen Hampton Carrera Polished Amalfi 2″ by 4″ subway tiles to complete the backsplash. This tile coordinates with the basketweave floor tile, the white subway tile in the shower, and the marble vanity top.
The tiler began by sealing the gap behind the marble vanity top with a layer of grout so the tiling begins above, not behind, the vanity.
I wanted a 10″ backsplash which ultimately consists of four 2-inch subway tiles and a 2-inch border.
The border really makes a big difference.
There was a question as to whether to fit the tiles into the corner or end them at the vanity top.
The corner fit just didn’t look right.
These smaller 2″ by 4″ subway tiles are on a mesh background by square foot and so are easier to lay than the larger tiles 3″ by 6″ tiles which must be set individually.
I decided that white grout would be fine for this backsplash. (The marble floor tile is grouted with warm grey.)
Now to put mirrors back in place and touch up a few dings on the wall.
Do you have a go-to tile style?