Anyone who says picking tile is easy either isn’t picking tile for their own house, or they can afford any tile they want so they can get the good stuff right off the bat without having to do any digging. Thankfully we have picked some, but it wasn’t before we spent a week looking online and in store for tile. HINT: most good tile stores don’t have great sites, cause you know, they want you to go to the store, so you have to get off your ass and go look at them. Which is exciting and overwhelming and exactly the kind of adult experience where you find yourself saying. ” I cannot believe this is what I’m spending my time doing and that I care about this.” Because how could you not? Tile is fab. Look what we found at Ciot.com in the Castlefield design district:
green with envy
encaustic cement tile style?
graphic with black and white
white with fluorescent orange relief
this. is. marble. DROOL
hexagon and on and on
celement grey and white
3D honeycomb but the black was sold out (waaaaah)
shiny. red. wall.
this is the place. WARNING: so much tile, you can’t handle the tile
And then we went to Surfaces & Co. Where tile dreams come true. Le sigh x a million. Featuring the only place in Toronto to get Mosaique Surface tiles from Montreal, brace yourself. And your wallet.
First in your face when you walk in…
This is our dream backsplash. $150/sq ft custom order… And still dreaming about it
Art deco DIVINITY
And they also had these….
So porous and yet so tempting…
Love these mint and grey shapes
Black. Lodge. 2.0
Emerald by shape and by nature
Better than black and white
Hand drawn graphic perfect for a bathroom wall or mud room
or maybe this one?
penny round with an artisanal border and just a hint of blue
Oh yeah, and THAT was just Saturday. We went to The Tile Store and Ceramic Tile World in the east end of Toronto near O’Connor and St Clair on Sunday…
Grey cloudy delight?
This was a kind of blue/green natural stone
graphic black and white… again
if only it all didn’t look best together.. cannot pick just 2 colours!
penny round, but grey… keep on coming back to this mosaic
but this. THIS is like chiclets! Mini chiclets!
BUT WHICH ONE DID WE CHOOSE???? Did we go graphic, mosaic, blow the bank or keep it colourful??? Not done yet. We’re installing the backsplash this weekend, so stay tuned. The big reveal is NIGH! (well, almost night, give or take a weekend)
kitchen ninjas out