I used white subway tile in our last kitchen and I loved it. It’s clean, classic, easy to install, and best of all, inexpensive. So I figured that I would just do the same in our new kitchen.
Because I didn’t have that big of an area to cover, I went with a premixed mastic. It was so nice to be able to just open the bucket and start spreading that stuff on the walls without having to do any mixing/waiting/etc.
I was able to get all of the tile up in only a few hours. It probably would have gone even faster if I had better tools for cutting the tile (I was working with a hand held tile cutter and a rod saw).
I went with a dark gray unsanded grout.
Six rows of tile were a perfect fit from the countertop to the base of the upper cabinets. Well, almost…There was a small section where I couldn’t quite fit that top row in. I ended up taking 4 tiles over to Lowe’s to have them shave 1/16″ off the top of those tiles with their wet saw.
Now I just need to caulk around the edges of the tile and I can all this job DONE!