POLL: Which tile should we use for our kitchen backsplash!? Please help lol!

posted 2 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which size of subway tile should we use for our kitchen backsplash?

    Classic 3 x 6

    Elongated 3 x 12

  • Post # 2
    5754 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I prefer the first ones, the second ones look like they have a slight texture to them which I think dates them. 

    Post # 3
    3901 posts
    Honey bee

    I like the elongated look.  We just did something similar in our bathroom.

    Post # 4
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Vineyard Lake

    I just wanted to say, the “classic” is named so for a reason….it’s not going out of style. 

    Post # 5
    8256 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I like the elongated. Less grout. 

    Post # 6
    9058 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    northbee :  how big is your space? If you have a large area I’d go elongated, but in a small kitchen I’d lean toward classic. 

    Post # 8
    9058 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    northbee :  in that case both would work! If it helps you decide, assuming it’s a longer run of backsplash, then I’d go elongated. If it’s broken up a lot around the room I’d go smaller. We probably a similar amount of tile we needed but there are a few very narrow parts (over stove, between sink and window) that an elongated tile wouldn’t have repeated enough times in that narrow space for my liking (since those spaces are only 1-2 tiles tall I wanted a few going across if that makes sense). 

    Post # 9
    2303 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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    northbee :  I have elongated subway tile in my kitchen. I prefer the proportions, and I think it looks more streamlines than the shoter version. Even still, I think the differences between these two options is subtle enough you can’t go wrong.

    Is the 27 feet linear or does it turn a corner? I think the look of the shorter tiles in a long straight line would end up looking busier than you would want. 

    Also, I wish I had gotten colored grout. A suble gray or even a charcoal. We have a black and white kitchen and it just ends up being a LOT of white, with the tile, the cupboards, and the grout. I like the distinction between tiles a colored grout can provide, I just didn’t think about it when we were making our selection. 



    Post # 10
    940 posts
    Busy bee

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    northbee :  Depends on how much tile yo plan to use and the space of the room. Elongated tiles are very nice and help make a small room look wider, but go well in bigger rooms. Smaller tiles will look good in average to smaller rooms.


    elongates gives a nice appeal to the eye!

    Post # 11
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have the 3×6 white subway in my kitchen and love it. But as others have said – and I know it’s no help – either would look great. Like teamroro, even with the classic 3×6, I wish I had gotten colored grout instead of white because I have white cabinets, white subway tile back splash and white carrera marble counter tops. It’s A LOT of white as you can see! So I’m planning to recolor them with a product I found that looks relatively simple. I just have to find the time to do it….


    Post # 14
    212 posts
    Helper bee

    The first one looks like my middle school school bathroom tiles. I love the second one! 

    Post # 15
    47445 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Chiming in on the colored grout. Not only does it break up the white, it doesn’t show stains like white. White grout doesn’t stay white for long.

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