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    Tile for countertop?

    Thanks. I considered the concrete tops for a while as well. I ended up going with a filled travertine tile that will cooridinate well with the patio tiles and backsplash stacks I picked. I went with large 12x24 tiles and will keep the grout lines as tight as I can. I'll look into the resin based grout options. Thank you all for the tips! I've nearly finished the base and cabinets and will start building the counter top soon.
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    Tile for countertop?

    Dave - do you have a recommendation for minimum spacing?
  3. rawilt

    Tile for countertop?

    Thanks Dave. I'll use all three of those tips... More vertical support, 1/2 HB, and large tiles. Have started doing some of that already.
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    Tile for countertop?

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm a little concerned around the cost of granite. Especially as there are many small parts with large cutouts. I feel like I'd be eating a lot of cost. FYI, attached is my initial framing. It will be an L shape, but a bar top that extends to the left. That bar top will be a live edge ceder slab, supported on one side by the kitchen and the other with a leg or pole.
  5. I'm in the middle of a new build now. I've been planning to use a tile for my countertop, but have some concern. Some pictures I've seen look great. But other pictures using tile just looks like a bathroom floor to me. Any tips for the kind of tile, tile size, grout lines, colors, etc that are best for creating a countertop?