Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hex again.


I know we debated the merits of hex tile HERE and HERE and the conclusion was that it seemed a little too "bathroomy." But I still love it, especially seeing it HERE.

26 comments:

Iheartfashion said...

I love the look of hex tiles, but they're best if you don't actually use your kitchen for cooking. Once the grout gets dirty, there's no cleaning it.

parisapartment said...

I'm into hex with a dark grout (like charcoal), and then it's not bathroomy. It feels more Frenchy, like a 20's cafe.

Decorina said...

I like the hex. With dark grout. Not bathroom-y, timeless and classic.

cats said...

totally agree with others - the charcoal grout makes it bistro-y, not bathroom-y. and that's one the nicest, most original kitchens i've seen in awhile. it's such a nice change from the all-white, carrera marble, subway tile, stainless appliances kitchens that i love but that have become a little too ubiquitous. i say go for the hex! (and the charcoal grout also fixes the cleaning issue.)

David said...

Pull the trigger. You love it, go ahead and order it.

Kristen said...

What if it were 2-inch hex instead of the more bathroom-y 1-inch?

(I also agree with the dark grout)

J said...

I quite like those little tiles too, but that kitchen gives me the creeps. It looks institutional, gothic, and not in a nice way.

mary said...

My brother has a great(and old) saloon in Laguna Beach and has the hex on the floor - it's classic.

puck said...

I like the dark grout. And with subway tiles it is great.

I saw a black sink at Lowe's that is would look fabulous with.

Courtney said...

Oh I just love this kitchen! It definitely has a bistro/French cafe vibe and also seems very welcoming to me...possibly because there's no way you can ruin these materials. Nothing is dainty or fragile or super rich looking, which I adore.

We have grey grout in our hex tile in our bathroom. While these tiles do get dirty easy, I think they're easy to clean. Can't wait to see your end results!

Anonymous said...

Charcoal grout? It'd look like ancient ground-in dirt to me.

Anonymous said...

I agree J. Something is not right with that kitchen.

Tara.Fields said...

I'm planning on tiling my shower with matte white subway tiles and charcoal grout.

Grout gets grey eventually anyway, if you start out with it grey at least it's not grey in the high-traffic areas only.

Sydney Collier said...

My grandmother had white hex tile floors and subway tile in both the bath and the kitchen with dark gray grout in a bungalow built in the twenties. It was perfect, I would do it in a heartbeat.

the carolyn said...

I'm pro-hex. These are especially beautiful, if impractical:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doorsixteen/2354758867/in/set-72157602092876602/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doorsixteen/2621409167/in/set-72157602092876602/

ita darling. said...

i just found this pic from an old post from urban grace. i like the square greek key around the edges, it could be done with solid small hex's to take it to the next level.

http://urbangraceinteriors.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ef51a8888330105362fdbfe970c-popup

LB said...

The tile is fine, but a close-up may be nice to see the detail. That kitchen is not user friendly. Maybe it's the photographer, but the stove looks too far away from the sink to be at all practical and usable.

Anonymous said...

Hate the hex! It ruined the room for me.

pve design said...

I agree with paris apt. - That kitchen looks very European - even though most kitchens in Europe are the size of an American closet. I like that there is no island too.

Great Dame said...

I didn't chime in last go 'round in the great tile floor debate, but honestly, I love hex tiles for kitchen flooring in an older house. Especially if you just cut to the chase and start out with a darker grout. Go for it!

KatinkaPinka said...

YES. LOVE! DO IT.

Leroy Fish said...

I like the hex tiles and had them installed in my bathroom. The grout must be a natural gray colour otherwise forget it. The one thing that I've noticed though, is that the tiles we used (unglazed matt finish by American Olean) have areas that have become discolored or stained. It doesn't really bother me but it's an old house and I like the patina but if you want pristine...be aware.

alecia stevens said...

I"m with you on loving it. But it is a pain to keep clean. So you can always invert the colors. Black hex floor with white border. Fantastic. Apparently seen by a friend of mine in Paris.

min hus said...

Hey Decorno, here's another example I stumbled upon today in case you haven't seen it.

Anonymous said...

Don't know why exactly but that is one scary kitchen.

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