subway tiles part 2

Wed 26th, Nov, 2014

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I came here today to post pretty foofed up pictures of the kitchen and her subway tiles looking all dressed up and pretty…what  I didn’t realise was that I hadn’t posted the second part of the subway tile post on how we did it (just call me a DIY blogger, not) so here goes with the second part of this (phone photos a bit grainy sorry)…the first part of this post including all the materials we used is here – if you are thinking about tiling I am here, I am still alive, still talking to my husband and to tell it’s not that hard.
Once the tiles were up on the wall the next part was to leave them to set to the wall, I believe that the tile adhesive said it would only need a few hours or so, can’t remember now, but we played it safe anyway and went for a couple of days to let the tiles set in place on the wall.
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We used this Superfine Sanitzed white grout, on the advice of the hardware store we went with this one being that it’s fine (stops yucky stuff getting in) and mould/bacteria resistant – we were advised that super fine is best for the kitchen and who wants mould on their grout anyway????
I don’t know if you remember but I went for white grout but was ummmming and ahhhhing about grey grout, if you put white subway tile into Pinterest or go look at my boards at all the (many) white kitchens on there you will see that lots of the white subway tiles look pretty fab with a grey grout – I was originally plumping for grey too, I really fancied how that would look but decided in the end to play it safe and go with white incase the grey showed up every little imperfection.  I am now so pleased we did go with white, it looks great.
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The grouting was pretty easy and didn’t take much time at all, it was a case of popping it on the gaps in the tiles, working it in and smoothing it off – I am not sure what the professionals do or whether this is the best way to do it but my Closet Wall Tiler seemed to be making quite a good job of it, so I kept my mouth firmly shut opened the fridge and passed him another cold one.
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And it really was as simple as that, once the grout was dry after a couple of days we just had to clean off the film of grouting powder that was over the whole of the tiling and buff it up a bit with a clean cloth to shine.
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One very easy little tiling job, making for one very nice area to foof (which if you follow me on Insta you will already have seen).
So yeah, I’ll be back with subway tile foofing for the Beach Cottage Foofette Club soon.
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4 Responses to “subway tiles part 2”

  1. Shannon says:

    Gorgeous! What a difference an afternoon and a couple a hundred bucks makes.

  2. Mb says:

    That…….looks……..perfect. Mr. BC has quite a talent!

    And the colour of the mixer!!!!!!! Kinda sea green/aqua…. Of which I have tossed about here and there…..and is lovely against a white background. Turned out really great Sarah.

    I spent yesterday foofing quite alot….painting…..recovered a spool bench/couch. Im pretty sure once a week foofing is in the membership regulations.

    Foofette mb xox

  3. merilyn says:

    he’s a definite keeper hun! looks really great!
    lol m:)X

  4. alison says:

    I love living the thrill of house renovation through someone else. Thank you.

    We’re having our front garden “renovated” by a landscaper tomorrow. It’s taken 8 months to get a landscaper to start…now I’m getting nervous…have we communicated our ideas clearly??