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« on: August 22, 2006 11:56:19 AM »

I found this picture today and figured I'd share!  This is the sink in my old house.  The Formica was this awful mint green so I decided to cover it in tile.  I got two inch by two inch tiles, laid them out and they didn't fit nicely on the counter top.  It was an odd size.  So I bought some tile nippers and cut the tiles up and made a mosaic.  It worked out GREAT!



Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2006 12:14:37 PM »

wow thats really nice  Smiley did it take a while to do?
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2006 12:17:04 PM »

It's wonderful! Looks very professional!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006 12:18:18 PM »

Thank you....

As far as taking a while to do I have to say yes and no...

You can do everything except grout in a day. You have to wait at least overnight for the mastick to dry before you can grout. I did it in a weekend including cutting the pieces.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006 01:37:38 PM »

Was it difficult to clean?
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2006 01:54:20 PM »

Was it difficult to clean?

Nope, not any worse than a tile counter top. About once a year (typically right before my parents came to visit!) I took a Chlorox bleach pen and went over all of the grout lines to keep them super white.  But my typical cleaning did a good job.....and I'm picky about the bathroom!

I also should have said that I sealed it with a grout sealer.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006 02:03:11 PM »

Well that's a very cool idea, and it looks great.  I like it! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006 02:14:38 PM »

I should have posted this earlier! I forgot I had a leftover tile here at work. I use it as a coaster.

Please excuse the fuzzy photo.  I used the camera phone and it is not the best quality! However, it will give you a better idea of what the tile looks like.

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006 09:56:34 PM »

Pretty cool Mrs. PinkyK.  I didn't know you could tile over ugly formica!  Logging that for future use....

Aren't the square tiles on the backsplash the same ones too? 

Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006 10:55:48 PM »

from the pic (seeing the square tiles along the back of the sink), I can say that the mosaic effect you created looks a 100 times better than the square tiles all over could ever have looked. I think you did a fantastic job it looks really great!  Cheesy
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