When we were planning our new kitchen, one element I thought I was sure about was classic white subway tile for the backsplash.
But when my husband and I scanned the tile options at Lowe’s, we were intrigued by these concrete beveled edge subway tiles:
We were drawn to both the gray color and their rough, dull finish. The 3×6 tile is made by Epoch and at $7 a square foot is a good value. We actually brought home five different tile styles ranging from stainless steel subway tiles, to mosaic to plain white subway tiles to these concrete ones. We purchased a square foot of each and taped them up to the wall as best we could. This helped us see them in the context of the rest of the kitchen. In the end, the concrete tiles won out as they seemed to fit best with the rustic feel of the rest of the house.
We used a lighter gray for the grout which was also purchased from Lowes. This was a pretty straight forward DIY project, easily accomplished in the course of two weekends – one for the tile installation and one for the grouting.
Hope you all have a great week!