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Tile headache - please help!

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Nomorewineever Wed 01-Jul-20 19:37:59

We’re having a new kitchen but on a budget. Mainly because we had grand plans with extensions and removed walls but this isn’t our forever home and have decided to speed up finding that and will be hopefully moving 12-18 months from now. That’s said the kitchen it falling apart so doing it up along the lines of my wish list but on a budget. We have a wooden floor, vanilla coloured gloss slab cupboards ordered and a wooden worktop.

I’m looking for tiles as we are having tiles not an upstand. Given the fairly neutral theme I wants to continue that with the tiles, but with a bit of something interesting. Either a tiled panel behind the cooker or a thread of tile different from the plain. I’m aiming for neutral ivory/vanilla with a hint of eau de nil. The end wall of the kitchen will be a pale duck egg.

I fell for the ‘harmony sky’ by porcelain superstore but blimey - they are nothing whatsoever like the picture. They look far from beige/cream and sky blue but more like mint and pink? Is it just me? Plus the ‘aged’ effect looks like plain mouldy to me. Photo attaches of the real thing vs the online phone!! So disappointing.

I don’t know how to describe the style (a tad vintage/distressed/urban/industrial?) I like handmade looking and a bit rustic but it has to be rustic that goes with modern. Clearly I am not good at explaining this?

Anyone got any ideas/recommends/ etc?

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newbathroomforme Wed 01-Jul-20 23:14:12

we delayed our bathroom by 6 months because I couldn't find the right tiles. I have so many samples I cold retile half the village with them. Im not incisive by nature but I couldn't find any I liked the ones I saw on line looked different in the flesh.
Im confused the single tile in the photo bears no resemblance at all to any of the tiles shown in the other picture.

newbathroomforme Wed 01-Jul-20 23:17:21

Im not incisive = Im not indecisive by nature.

TokyoSushi Wed 01-Jul-20 23:18:07

Probably not what you want to hear, but if you're doing it up to sell, probably something pretty boring would have the broadest appeal. One person's statement might be another person's bleurgh!

RNBrie Wed 01-Jul-20 23:22:04

Those tiles look terrible.... send them back!

Nomorewineever Thu 02-Jul-20 09:24:24

Thank you for confirming I am not going mad!! The sample is definitely mint and pink. The description of the tile is ‘beige and sky’ - I’ve found the same tile by tiles direct named differently - vita natura - and the description is the same. I don’t know if I can be bothered to ask for a sample in that or just give up. I have queried with porcelain superstore that they actually sent the right sample!!

It will be very very neutral - 90% of the tiles will be a plain ivory oblong - maybe with a slight texture. This is just to add a panel behind the cooker or a border tile. Not the whole thing.

Currently looking at ‘Shiraz pearl’ as an alternative but then can’t find an equivalent sized oblong ivory tile to pair with it.

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Oddbutnotodd Thu 02-Jul-20 12:37:52

If you’re planning to sell soon just stick with plain oblong tile. All the patterned tiles will date anyway. Just jazz up the kitchen with accessories when you come to sell

CambsAlways Fri 03-Jul-20 17:59:33

We are planning to put our house on the market in 18months time approx we are in process of refurbishing shower room and have gone for glossy white oblong tiles light grey flooring , didn’t want any patterned wall tiles or flooring as I’m thinking these will date, whereas simple plain tiles don’t,

milienhaus Fri 03-Jul-20 18:09:19

If it helps I don’t think the second type by tiles direct are exactly the same? So may as well get a sample of those to see.

Nomorewineever Fri 03-Jul-20 18:16:28

Thank you. I’m veering towards a plain cream glass tile at the moment. I’m not far from a big supplier and will go and look tomorrow - I think being able to see in person will really help.

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