Our current project / disaster in progress (non pond)

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    I see Missy is helping too! :happy:
     
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    I spotted that little cutie with her adorable red coat, too!
     
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    That is what I looked at addy life proof for my kitchen ,laundry room and half bath .Big problem is they had most of it in wood look and i wanted tile look . I had to go to their sight for life proof because all home depot had was a kind called scratched concrete .
     
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    Missy is the supervisor :LOL::ROFLMAO:;)Every one needs one
     
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    She settles within 10 feet of me, where she can watch what I am doing. I am hauling around a pillow and small blanket for her to lay on. Set it up as I move from room to room, her safety zone.

    Sure will be glad to be done with the flooring, working on the last bed room, then going back to do the cuts along the wall, closet etc, darn time consuming...............putting down around 810 sq feet of the stuff. Next will be the kitchen tile, wall, and the bath tile, wall.
     
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    Boy addy you should have see all the pretty tile they had at habitat here ,each box was a dollar a box some had 12 bigger tiles and the subway tile had 24 in each box
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    There is a habitat near the home depot we are living in, we keep saying we need to stop and look, will do that see if they have some tile. I need to get some for the kitchen, below the cabinets. Just need around 50sq feet or so.

    Being right in the middle of a high density population any good stuff probably gets snatched up quick. But we will do a stop by.

    Trying to think what color of tile will go with the cabinets, they have a lot of pattern, probably a neutral, no to light pattern tile.

    Taking the day off, my hands and knees need a break.
     
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    Rest for the weary .I got like a grey speckled tile 12x18 size .It sort of looks grey and tan .In 1 pic it looks tan but it is a grey speckle 100_3198.JPG 100_3198.JPG 100_3200.JPG
     
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    You deserve a nice restful day @addy1 The house can wait.
     
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    That tile looks nice.
    We picked out the granite for the counter tops, now need the tile for the wall, need a creamy white, matt or a white white. 20180202_112330.jpg
     
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    Seems like our habitat gets lots of white subway tile ,I guess more people are using white .If that is grey like pic shows you could go with a very light grey also .Just a hint of grey would set off the countertops .Especially since your floors are grey and grey is the new neutral
     
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    The tile, when clean, has blues and grays in it.
    The granite has whites and shades of gray.
    I looked at the subway tile, but it is all gloss, I want a matt finish. Lowes had one , matt creamy white with bits of gray sort of.
    We will be checking habitats and home depot tomorrow. 20180202_132523.jpg
     
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    wow, this is looking great, when I can I move in?
    Rent is same as previous tenant, right....
     
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    LOVE the granite you picked out :)
     
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    We talked to the owner, showed her the cabinets, a picture, we did not want to have something that would fight with the cabinet patterns.
    We were leaning towards a light color, the place is long and narrow, we are trying to keep it light and bright.

    This rental we did in January last year, same cabinets, but larger place, lots of windows, we chose a darker granite. Here I tiled the entire wall. IMG_0759(1).JPG

    before IMG_0709.JPG
     
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    Sure, no room for a pond.............well there is a back "yard" 12 foot by xx the train tracks are up the hill from the house. Could put in a tiny pond, not sure what the rules are there.
     
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    I put granite counters in my house in NJ when the kitchen was redone and boy I hated those counters .To much work and have to be so careful ,even if you seal them things will stain them .Plus dropping thing from an upper cabinet can spell disaster .The guy who custom built my cabinets found that out the hard way .Put his knee on the counter because a cabinet door was damaged when installed and he cracked it .I even had plywood put under the granite as installer said that was a better .Cabinet guy was lucky it was not the big side of the counters.I figure good for resale and what did I hear ,I wish it was quartz .I could have saved myself some money it was cheaper
     
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    What is a good brand of quartz to look for?
     
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    Mostly all the same it just depends on what you want in color .My neighbor has sea glass in hers and wow is that pretty .I saw hers last week when she asked me to install her kitchen sink which counter top installers were supposed to do .
     
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    Our granite slab is thick. I can stand on it with out issue. One reason I use the one company. We also pick the type that is denser. Ours has been installed for 3 years sealed once, it has never strained and I am not careful. It is over a inch . no backing needed.

    The slab in Florida house we sold. Skinny stuff it would break if stood on.
     
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