Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Opinions wanted!

We thought we had our fireplace all sorted out and ready to be tiled, but we second guessed ourselves and have decided to use Carrera Marble tiles instead of white ceramic penny rounds. But we are torn between the mini subway tiles and the 1x1 marble mosiacs, and bummed that both will take 3 weeks on special order to receive... Which do you prefer? We will be using the trim in the middle of this picture around the ledge:


1x1 inch square carrera marble mosaic:

Mini subway tiles:



18 comments:

Single in Vancouver said...

I like the 1 inch square tiles best! :)

Tamstyles said...

I think option one is floating my boat girl..

Melanie said...

Another vote for square tiles. Either would look gorgeous in your home though!

mrso' said...

i vote for the 1 inch!

janet said...

I like the subway tiles. But I am not sure on how big your fireplace is etc...... I LOVE carrera marble and want to do it on my kitchen counter. Good luck!

Nicole said...

I would go with the carrera marble tile. Although both are beautiful, I love the colors in the marble!

So Not Martha said...

I love the first option or the mini subway tiles. For some reason, the marble squares seem very peachy to me-it could just be the photo. I think the grey toned tiles would suit your house and style more than the warm colored square ones. But again, it could just be how it looks on my screen.

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

my vote is for option one! it is different than most tiles and i love the clean/fresh look! all would be amazing, but number 1 has my vote.

Melaine Thompson said...

slam dunk! Mini subway tiles! Looks like I may be outvoted though! Melaine at mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com

The Tiny Homestead said...

another vote for option 1

Marge said...

I think they both look good but I LOVE the mini subway tiles, especially with the trim piece you want to use. Can't wait to see what you choose!

brynalexandra said...

mini subway tiles HANDS DOWN!

20-Something Superhero said...

Without a doubt, mini subway tiles!!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks everyone! I am not sure why the 1x1 inch square tiles look brownish in that picture because they are the blue-ish grey carrera as well. I think we will do a mixture of both! The mosaics around the facade and the subway tiles on the raised hearth portion. That makes it a little more interesting!

C said...

I love the mini subway tiles! Although, it's hard to say for sure without looking at the fireplace! I'm sure it'll be gorgeous!

lovelyjubblylondon said...

I love the mini subway tiles! Everything is looking amazing in your house- I can't believe you're doing it all while taking care of the wee one!

Martha said...

I like the mini subway tiles

Builders Depot Direct said...

The Hexagon Carrara Marble Mosaics are actually our for sale from www.BuildersDepotDirect.com for $10.75SF - so my vote is..... seriously we have 3x6" Carrara for just $7.00SF the subway tile is beautiful, it is a bit lower price maybe this is the way to go - we also sell 1x1" square mosaic for $9.74SF.

 
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