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My Kitchen Re-Do! Porcelain Tile Floors

Week 4

This week Griggs Building & Design is installing the gray Florida Tile. The color is Silverscreen. I chose 12×12 tiles that are slightly beveled and shiny because they have an old world marble look. The newer styles are the larger 20×20 inch squares or rectangles, but my open floor space is not that large, so I thought the smaller tiles would make a more noticeable pattern.

I had been contemplating the grout color until the last minute. When I saw this tile installed at the beautiful showroom of Beaver Tile & Stone outside of Grand Rapids in Wyoming MI, the grout used was Oyster Gray. My problem was the installers use a different brand of grout, with different names. Also interesting is that the color of yellow fall leaves reflect through the kitchen window onto the tiles, sometimes giving them a beige cast 😦  I’m sure the color changes will continue as the cabinetry is added and the LED light bulbs are installed.

Installing a tile floor takes a sharp eye for keeping the lines straight, plus artistry, strength and flexibility. Thank you Terry!

The kitchen walls are painted with Sherwin Williams Repose Gray 7015.

Florida Tile - Silverscreen 12x12

Florida Tile – Silverscreen 12×12

Tiles with 1/4 inch spacers. Sherwin Williams Repose Gray painted on the kitchen walls.

Tiles with 1/4 inch spacers. Sherwin Williams Repose Gray painted on the kitchen walls.

Terry laying the tiles over the cement board, cementing each tile in place.

Terry laying the tiles over the cement board, cementing each tile in place.