The tile is finally finished! The last time you saw it, we had just finished the installation process of our 3×6 Hampton Carrara subway tiles, which took us over 20 hours. Grouting went faster, but we ran out right before we left for Idaho. It was torture to be so close. But when we arrived home, more grout was waiting for us and now we have drool-worthy marble backsplash pictures for you.
When we first started grouting, I was worried–the grout was darker than I wanted it to be. But, but! If you are new to grouting like we were, just know it dries a lot lighter. In the photo below, on the left, the grout is still wet.
And here’s how it looks dry.
We decided on “whisper grey” unsanded grout and our spaces are 1/8″ thick. Which means nothing until you start researching tile and then suddenly you want to ask everyone, so how thick are your grout lines? and scream at your computer, Name your grout color!!! Whisper grey, friends. While I love so many examples of dark grout lines, and it’s super practical, this light, light gray really blends well with the marble subway tiles and lets them shine peacefully, without distracting from other elements of the kitchen.
For the edges of the tile, we chose to use bullnose edged tiles that curve toward the wall instead of smaller trim pieces and then finished off all of the edges with matching whisper grey caulk. And well, we’re obsessed with this backsplash.
If you’re wondering how we’re doing leaving this behind, know that there are lots of tears. Leaving our friends and leaving the marble backsplash–tears! With the tile finished, the kitchen is a wrap. We are taking final photos and will share all the before and afters with you tomorrow. It’s come a long way.