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But wait...I've changed my mind!

Let's scratch that last post about having picked a floor tile and countertop for the kitchen remodeling. I made Yet Another trip to Home Depot Expo yesterday (intending to write down the details on the floor tile), and spotted another option. Discussed this with my sister-in-law and a friend of ours who has an artist's eye, and went with the new selection. It's called Crossville Cream Multicolor, in their "Quartzite" line.

It's a lighter color, though still has a good bit of color variation, and is a little less polished looking--it's "unpolished porcelain tile" instead of "glazed porcelain tile". With a lighter floor that I think will look less busy, Friend urged me to look for a granite for the countertops that will be a focal point, and not just "looks good, blends in with cabinets and floor". I will head back to the granite shop (or maybe a different one) with the new tile and a cabinet sample in hand, with my designer, to look for a granite with a little more character. She's ordered samples of the tile, so we'll make the trip when those come in.

Harking back to my long-past petrology class, I'm thinking a gneiss with some distinctive banding of the mafic (dark-colored) minerals, probably still in a "gold" as used by the stone industry. Maybe something like this. We'll see what catches my eye...

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dichroic
Jul. 15th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC)
Question: if it's lighter colored but less polished, is it likely to be harder to clean?
nlbarber
Jul. 15th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking it won't be too bad--it's still a porcelain tile, and while it's a little rougher than the other, it still feels glazed. The color variation is (for my purposes, anyway) to help hide the bits of dirt and stuff. The current flooring is essentially white linoleum, and everything shows.

And then there's the fact that I don't clean my floors--the cleaning crew comes in every two weeks. :) I occasionally will sweep or run the electric broom over the kitchen floor if it gets too bad, but that's about it.
hornedhopper
Jul. 15th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, the pretty!!
filkferengi
Jul. 19th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
I like the lighter color better; it should make the room look bigger, as well as hiding a multitude of dirt.

You remind me of a license plate I saw in Decatur a couple of weeks ago; it said "B-gneiss." ;)
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