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Old 2013-04-02, 12:40 PM
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We did it ourselves with a help of a friend as neither of us did any tiling before. It went really well and was relatively simple so I would definitely do it again. And yes, we did the wall beside the fridge too.
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We did it ourselves with a help of a friend as neither of us did any tiling before. It went really well and was relatively simple so I would definitely do it again. And yes, we did the wall beside the fridge too.
Are your tiles glass? If so, were they difficult to cut (without shattering)? Any tips? I plan to do my backsplash in the next couple weeks and they are glass mosaic tiles. Feel free to PM me rather than derail this thread.
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I did my own backsplash having never tiled before and used these mosaics > http://www.toppstiles.co.uk/tprod450...d-25x25mm.html

They were so easy to put on. I think there was only a couple that needed to be cut because they flow up under the valance so you can stop just shy of under the cabinets if it doesn't exactly line up and no-one will ever see it. The tiles are on a mesh so you just cut the mesh to fit with scissors. The few that were cut were scored first and then used pliers to pull apart. A few didn't work out but the tiles are so cheap individually you can afford to waste a few. We used an all in one adhesive and grout.

I intend to retile the fireplace surround when we move in.
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Old 2013-04-03, 09:25 AM
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PDI went great! Quite a few minor things to be fixed before we move in next week though. Cannot wait to get into the house to start painting
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Looks fantastic! Are your kitchen cabinets chocolate oak? We have chocolate cherry and ours look very similar, although less grain. I love the way the grain looks on the end of the island.

It's nice that Tamarack started doing the entire island in wood, compared to our previous home where they used to do the island wall in drywall. It looked a lot more like cabinets butted up against a wall, whereas now it's beautiful.
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Ouuuu that kitchen is fancii, love the stainless steel handles, is the builder going to cut out the granite for your stove later ?
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edit; LOL wow I thought that was granite till I checked closer and its laminate
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Looks fantastic! Are your kitchen cabinets chocolate oak? We have chocolate cherry and ours look very similar, although less grain. I love the way the grain looks on the end of the island.

It's nice that Tamarack started doing the entire island in wood, compared to our previous home where they used to do the island wall in drywall. It looked a lot more like cabinets butted up against a wall, whereas now it's beautiful.
Thank you! Yes, the cabinets are chocolate oak and I love the look of the grain

I agree about the islands now vs in the past with the drywall, it definitely looks better all in wood!
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Ouuuu that kitchen is fancii, love the stainless steel handles, is the builder going to cut out the granite for your stove later ?
They are going to come in the day our appliances are being delivered to cut out the whole using the template that comes with our new stove
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Lockhart is there some sort of bracket underneath the upper counter top in the kitchen?
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