Faux Stone Everywhere
June 18, 2012 11:56 AM Subscribe
Wifey and I are looking for bathroom and kitchen tile, and we're frustrated by the amount of 'earth tone' colors -- yellows and browns and tans, which are generally the color of the things you want to flush away in the bathroom, if you get my drift. Where do we find bright, clean color tile these days?
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We've gone to the big-box stores and talked to the helpful design department people, who have basically told us that, yes, everything is earth tone, although there's this bluish one that's only sort of brown. Going to the local professional floorcovering stores is on our to-do list, but they don't have as convenient hours as Menard's and aren't as condusive to the just-browsing stage we're in now. The best thing we've seen thus far are industrial floorcoverings with similar patterns as generic "old grocery store" 1950s asbestos tile, but it's not quite what we're looking for.
We're fans of a more retro style: bright, solid colors, particularly turquoise for the bathroom, and something akin to the white and red enameled cookware of the twenties for the kitchen. Neither of which go with the "pretend you're pooping on the patio" faux raw stone that they expect us to decorate our bathroom with these days. Does anybody still make this kind of tile today, are we looking in the wrong place, or is it possible to do custom dye batches without being prohibitively expensive, or is there a special name for the styles we're looking for that Lowe's doesn't understand?