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Thrifty and Stylish Tile Countertop Ideas for Kitchens
Lately, tile kitchen countertops are starting to look surprisingly modern. Once a kitchen stable throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s, these days thrifty homeowners see tile as an affordable alternative to more expensive counter materials such as quartz, marble, and granite. Even better, anyone with basic do-it-yourself skills can install tile. In fact, we found a DIYer who covered her old laminate counter with new tile (more on that later in this post). So if you are looking for creative ways to refresh your cooking space without going broke, behold these 18 tile kitchen countertops.Continue to 2 of 19 below.
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Hexagon Tile Kitchen Countertop Adds Pattern
A retro-flavored cooking space by Seattle Custom Cabinets situated in the Pacific Northwest pairs a hexagon tile countertop with a subway tile backsplash. The winning combination boosts visual interest by adding contrasting patterns to the mostly white kitchen. Over the sink area are two vintage inspired milk glass pendants lights. The range is a vintage Wedgewood double oven from the 1940s.Continue to 3 of 19 below.
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Modern Square Tile Countertop in White
Ditch those straight lines in your kitchen with curved construction tiles. Doing so will ensure that a floor to ceiling tile pattern is not disrupted by sharp angles as shown in this small kitchen by DTILE based in the Netherlands. Even the tiny sink is covered with square tiles. Dove gray grout enhances the modern layout.Continue to 4 of 19 below.
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New Tile Countertop Perks up a Charming Vintage Kitchen
Gorgeous ocean green tiles perk up an old kitchen in a vintage California home spotted on The Home Company. The new countertop and backsplash refresh the cooking space without detracting from its old-timey appeal. The Wedgewood range dates back to the late 1940s. The butcher block kitchen island is another new feature. The flat-front cabinets are an original home feature.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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Custom Kitchen Countertop Covered with Baby Blue Tiles
It is your kitchen after all, so it is perfectly ok to get mighty creative when tiling your cooking space. This custom kitchen features countertops covered with baby blue tiles. The cubby storage adds even more functionality into this stylish yet practical open concept room. The kitchen is by DTILE situated in the Netherlands.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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How to Tile Over a Laminate Countertop Using Marble Floor Tile
We mentioned at beginning of this post that it is possible to cover a laminate countertop with new tile. Here Timisha, the blogger behind Tool Box Divas gets the job done using marble floor tile — ingenious. Her super smart DIY shares everything you need to know from the best tools to use, and the must have tiling products for creating a watertight seal.Continue to 10 of 19 below.
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Green Porcelain Tile Kitchen Countertop
Porcelain tile is ideal for hardworking kitchens. How so, you might be thinking? The material is made up of different clays and minerals that when fired forms a very durable surface that is much harder than ceramic. In this traditional cooking space by Lind Nelson Construction out of Wayzata, Minnesota, porcelain tile covers the counters and backsplash. The lovely green tiles coordinate beautifully with the copper over hood and butcher block kitchen island.Continue to 11 of 19 below.
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Large-Format Tile on Kitchen Countertop
Tiles come in different sizes and shapes. Schluter Systems L.P. located through the U.S., installed large-format tiles in this cooking space to eliminate the number of grout lines that come with using much smaller options.Continue to 12 of 19 below.
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Terracotta Tile Countertop That Matches the Floor and Backsplash
Terracotta tiles warm up this white kitchen by Marazzi, out of Sunnyvale, Texas. Covering the floor, countertop, and backsplash in the same material creates a seamless appearance.Continue to 13 of 19 below.
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Slate Tile Kitchen Countertop
Slate tile is the not best material to use for kitchen countertop because it can etch and chip easily. With that said, it can work in a kitchen like this one that does not get a lot of use. Sal DiBlasi, Elite-tile Company, located in Boston, Massachusetts shares a time-lapse video of the installation.Continue to 14 of 19 below.
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How to Makeover a Laminate Countertop With Subway Tile
Here is another instance of how you can use tile to makeover an old and ugly laminate countertop. The best part? This project cost around $40. Even better, it took a single afternoon to finish the job. Lifestyle blogger Jenny Steffens Hobick provides all the details here. If you lack the confidence to get started, she suggests watching a few tiling videos on YouTube.Continue to 18 of 19 below.
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Tiny Square White Tiles
We adore this tiny square tile kitchen countertop seen on Burke Decor. These fun size tiles add texture and pattern to the modern cooking space. They are also easy to install thanks to a mesh backing. It eliminates the chore of hand laying each tile.