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Monday, September 3, 2012

Fireplace: Even More Grout Doubt

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And now back to our regularly scheduled programming. :)

I bought another grout color. I decided I needed a second opinion, so to speak. I could tell Brian wasn't thrilled with my first grout color choice, and I was having a hard time deciding if I would like it long term. 

So, I picked up "haystack" during my lunch break. It's lighter, and slightly grayer (though I realize it looks rather orange-y in the picture below).






I used some extra tile and made myself a sample.


And then I lived with my two sample pieces, facing off on the fireplace. Every time I walked by, I judged them, and evaluated them.


Which one to choose?? I like how dramatic the dark one looks, but my fear is that it will highlight any inconsistencies and errors I made when I applied the tile. The slightly lighter grout would be more forgiving, but not necessarily as sassy. Just a reminder, I didn't like the way white grout looked, so that wasn't even on the table.


Stay tuned, because I picked one. :)

Cheers!
 
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2 comments:

  1. I'm with you the darker is better!!! Good luck

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  2. I like darker one its much more dramatic indeed. Go for it. I think it would be for the better.
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