When we were building our home, we decided to skip on them installing a kitchen backsplash and wanted to do it ourselves after we moved in. I ended up finding a gorgeous (and budget-friendly) tile that I fell in love with. We had to keep ourselves busy during quarantine and doing our kitchen backsplash was the perfect project for us to tackle.
SO let’s talk about this tile. This is the Amagansett 4″ x 4″ Straight Edge Ceramic Singular Tile that I found on Wayfair. I love the mermaid-like sheen it has to it and it reminds me of a more expensive brand of tile that you might be familiar with. You can’t beat the price for this tile and now that I’m writing this article after we installed it, I can promise you it’s even more gorgeous in person.
I feel like this tile is perfect for someone looking for the clean subway tile look, but it has this beautiful sheen to it and the 4×4 size gives it a little something different. It is the perfect choice to add a serene feel to your space.
We had to work around our son’s daily schedule in order to get the kitchen backsplash installed. He did take a nap in the afternoon which enabled us to get a lot of the work done. He wanted to be our little helper throughout this project.
We first began by cleaning the walls and making sure it dried completely before installing the tile. Once it was dry and ready to go, Zach put the ready mix tile adhesive on the wall and then I had the job of laying the tile. I found it to be relaxing.
We let it dry overnight before adding the grout.
What color grout did we use?
We ended up going with white grout. True story, it took me longer to find a grout color than it did to find the tile. I thought it was going to make it all look washed out, but it turned out perfectly.
Check out the shimmer on the tile. This is exactly what I was telling you about earlier on in the post. That shimmer is what sold me on it. Such a fancy look without the price tag. You can’t go wrong with this tile.
Ready to see the finished kitchen backsplash?
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