Up in the studio above my garage there is a little kitchen and I was looking at it this week thinking it’s time for a few upgrades in that space. I painted the cabinets white a few years ago and I’m still happy with that, but I believe the kitchen could look better if I replaced the countertops and light fixture and added a counter to ceiling tile backsplash.
I remember when I photographed my friend’s kitchen last year that she had installed beveled white field tile in a stack bond format in her kitchen. The client I’m working with now also chose a gray glass tile stack bond installation for her kitchen (I’ll be sharing her home soon!)
Stack bond installations are gaining popularity for those who seek a contemporary look in their bathrooms, kitchens, or commercial spaces. The more I see it the more I consider it for my studio’s kitchen too. Stack bond is different from brick pattern installation which has more movement because the tiles are offset. Stack bond is a straight grid format, below are some horizontal stack bond tile installations:
Vertical installations have an elongating effect and feel very contemporary.
I’m still on the fence and still looking around at tile in search of “the one” that calls to me. What do you think of this stack bond tile installation? Does it feel fresh to you, or do you prefer the more traditional flow of brick pattern or herringbone?