I don't know if many of you have seen The Fifth Element. It's an awesome movie with Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman. Oldman plays Zorg. Jean Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg. I'm a huge fan of the movie and every now and then one of the lines is incredibly appropriate. For instance, in the words of Mr. Zorg, villain extraordinaire:
"I am Very Disappointed!'
Remember my lovely granite? The granite that I ordered for my kitchen. Okay, not granite but paper that looks like granite?
Yeah... so when I received it, it was quite definitely not 1/12 scale as the listing suggested. I was distinctly unthrilled.
So I set the paper aside and was grateful I hadn't spent a lot of money on it, and started looking for alternatives. And today I went to Home Depot and took a look at their tile, the adhesive kind that you just press on.
I think I've found my kitchen counters though I've got a couple contenders. The marble is nice but a bit stark and I want some warmth to the kitchen.
This is more of a stone look, but they didn't have anything that looked like my granite except actual granite or quartz and I wasn't willing to pay for that. It has some movement to it and it's still light looking.
The two above are full sized tiles. I couldn't find sample pieces of them. The next ones are some sample pieces. I like how warm the first one is... though I'm not sure about the texture.
The pattern isn't as obvious in this one, but it's the lightest one besides the marble. I might have to go to Lowes tomorrow and see if I can find some other samples.
So...disappointed but I'm working on it.
Any thoughts? I'd love some opinions or additional sources. I'm just not willing to buy a box of tile so I can use one. I have to draw the line somewhere right?
Thanks for listening!