This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. All opinions are 100% mine.
Ok let’s talk about one of my favorite parts of the kitchen! THE BACKSPLASH! When we started the kitchen renovation I was planning on keeping our old backsplash. While it wasn’t my personal style it wasn’t terrible. However, after a nice discussion on Instagram with all of YOU, you convinced me it was time for a change and you were right. Changing the backsplash to this gorgeous marble mosaic tile from Floor & Decor was the absolute best decision during the kitchen renovation. The long days that turned into weeks were worth it because I absolutely love how it turned out.
Today, I want to walk you through my process of choosing the tile and installing it and the decisions we made along the way. Tiling is one of my favorite DIY jobs, I absolutely love it and this was probably one the largest ones I’ve tackled to date. SO let’s talk about Installing Marble Mosaic Tile and what I learned.
Marble Picket Backsplash
This Viviano Marmo Dolomite Premium Picket Polished Marble Mosaic completely makes this kitchen and gives it the classic modern look I was envisioning.
If you remember before, we had a mirror subway tile backsplash that was here when we moved into the house. It was fun and a lot of bling but didn’t match my personal style. I wanted something a little more minimalistic and organic feeling.
Picking Out Our Backsplash
Literally the day after we decided to change out our backsplash I headed straight to Floor & Decor. I am SO thankful we have one near by because they have the largest selection of tile and flooring EVER. And not just a large selection but really beautiful, trendy styles.
I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted for the backsplash going into the selection process which made it easy to narrow down choices. I knew I wanted a white backsplash, something that blended with the gray counters and marble island, and I did not want subway tile or small mosaic pieces. Nothing against subway tile at all, I think it is gorgeous and such a classic choice but I wanted to go a different route for in here.
It didn’t take us long to decide on the smaller Marble Picket Mosaic and I really love how it turned out!
Tile Behind Open Shelves
I absolutely love the look of a tall dramatic backsplash. If our cabinets went all the way to the ceiling I would have done a full wall, but since they are not ceiling height I kept the backsplash at 3/4 up the wall.
My original plan was to take the tile just up to the bottom of the upper shelf, but it just didn’t look right. So instead, I took it up over the shelves to create a frame. The change set me back a whole day in the renovation, but it was so worth it!
Using Pencil Tiles To Frame Backsplash
I used the matching Dolomite Marble Pencil Tiles to frame out the backsplash on all open areas of the kitchen. I think it created such a clean look and made everything look more polished.
Which Grout To Use On Marble Tile?
Picking out the grout color was actually a huge deal over here! I went with this Maepei FlexColor Grout in Rain. This was my first time using this particular pre-mixed grout and I absolutely loved it. It went on really smooth, comes with a great sponge for cleaning and it covered a lot of square footage! I only used about 1 and 1/4 tubs for our whole kitchen!
Marble Kitchen Backsplash
We couldn’t be happier with the tile. I am so glad we went the extra mile and put the work in to make it even more our style. We love it.
Huge thanks to Floor & Decor for helping us with this project, what a huge difference it made from the before.