Are stone tiles out of style?

katerraMarch 14, 2014
I chosen Golden Thunder granite for my kitchen (lots of movement) I was thinking of 4x4 travertine tile with a strip of accent tile for the backsplash. I've read here that stone tile is sort of passé . My house is craftsman style. I REALLY don't like subway tile and glass tile reflects blue in some light. I don't want to get too busy but also don't want boring. Help, please.
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jhx1
Do you have an example pic of the kind of stone you are describing?

When I read it, I do picture the kind that has really passed its prime. Kind of a Tuscan feel? That doesn't sound very craftsman to me either.

But there are other ways to use stone that have variations in color, and works well with craftsman homes I think.

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    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 8:02PM
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Dytecture
Natural materials won't go out of style any time soon.
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dclostboy
I prefer natural tile also...but might look to something less "expected" than travertine for a little punch.
    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 7:07AM
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Patricia Colwell
Glass tile come in many colors not just white. But I agree stone will never be out of style and i think in a craftsman house the more natural the elements the better.
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Sophie Wheeler
It's the holey pinky rustic tumbled travertine that is out. It was a holdover from the overly fauxed Tuscan look that held on the longest. A nicely polished vein cut travertine would still be current, but probably not go with the stone described. None of that would really go woth Craftsman either. Rich brown quarter sawn oak and great strong earth tones almost demand Pewbawic tiles for authenticity. Or at least for inspiration. http://www.pewabic.org/tile-showroom
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katerra
The Pewbawic tiles look beautiful. I've been torn between plain dark granite for a more traditional look and a granite with more interest. When I see plain granite in the yard all I think is fingerprints, every crumb showing and "boring". Golden Thunder certainly isn't traditional but at least I like it. Maybe I should just put in my new stove and leave the old (and certainly NOT traditional) granite until I can make up my mind. Thank you all for your input.
    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 8:07AM
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