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Old 07-07-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I have been defeated looking for gray Backsplash tile in the local area. I have been to Airbase in Millsboro, and Macallister in Ocean View along with Tile Market in Lewes and the usual suspects of Lowes and Home Depot. IS there any such animal as a tile warehouse here? I have been told that the "color" of backsplash tile is in the white and beige family and not the grays in todays trends.

Truth is that I bought the granite and tile from a local dealer and the gray tile has a decided green cast to it and it does not work at all. I am now out the cost of the tile less $100 so while I have seen some marble that works, the purse strings are already tight from losing the original tile cost.

I am not too trendy so glass tile except as maybe an accent is out, regardless of the fact that the glass tile is expensive. I am looking for a gray family tile but not too dark.

I am willing to drive a ways, if there is a tile market that I might be able to finally get what I am looking for but a small store probably will not work. I can't post the link but the granite is called Paradiso and is pinky/rusty gray. I am interested in either 6 x 6 or 4 x 4 tile and no mosaic as I think it will be too busy.

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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Have you tried this place yet, north of Milford on Bay Road?
Delaware Granite : Marble, Granite, Bathroom, Kitchen Countertops in Delaware
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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What about Avalon Carpet, Tile and Flooring? They have a location in Wilmington. I have never bought anything from their store (yet), but I've been on several design home tours in PA and NJ where they did the bathroom tilework...and the results were outstanding!

Avalon Carpet Tile and Flooring stores in NJ, PA and DE
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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rdlr & Libra girl , thanks I will check them out on Tuesday unless I spot a tile I have overlooked when I return 3 sample tiles locally tomorrow.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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regarding glass tiles: I bought 12x12 sheets (those small tiles on a piece of fabric, easy to seperate) in different shades of grey with some stainless steel tiles in between for as low as 2.99 a piece at lowes. glass became very affordable these days.

if you can't find it in local stores, there are many, many great online stores available. also overstocks with very low shipping costs.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Thanks the folks at Ancient Art Stone could not have been nicer. I picked a tile and they are getting a sample for me to try at home. They knew the granite by name just by looking at it, I did not have to give them the name AND they had been down the same road with others in terms of how to transition from counter top to backsplash backsplashwith continuity. Once agsin, RDLR to the rescue.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:51 AM
 
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Rdlr
Thanks the folks at Ancient Art Stone could not have been nicer. I picked a tile and they are getting a sample for me to try at home. They knew the granite by name just by looking at it, I did not have to give them the name AND they had been down the same road with others in terms of how to transition from counter top to backsplash backsplashwith continuity. Once agsin, RDLR to the rescue.
I'm so glad they were helpful, nuts2uiam! That's one of those local places, operated by locals, and not widely well known. I'm from the old school, and don't care about on-line ordering, or traveling far for these types of things. Give me, real people to talk to, knowing what they're talking about, any day!
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