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When I first saw sheet tile in a mix of stone and glass I thought it was really beautiful. Now that I keep seeing all of theses exteremely busy horizontal bands wrapped around so many kitchens, I'm liking them less and less.
 
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Same here Charles. I don't care for it anymore now. I have seen way too much...sigh
 
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I always thought it made it look like the backsplash had the mumps.
 
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Originally posted by lilsophie:
Same here Charles. I don't care for it anymore now. I have seen way too much...sigh


Yeah, that was really fast, wasn't it? Everytime we went to Lowe's or H.D. I'd look at them and think I wanted to use them somewhere.Once I started seeing them up they lost their appeal. I think it has to do with volume. Maybe in an isolated area like just aroung the sink in a bathroom.Or like Sarah Richardson does cut into strips as a band through a neutral field. It's when I see long, wide stretches of haphazard dashes and stripes that it gives me a headache.
 
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Horizontal bands will become "dated" before long much like wallpaper boarders have for the most part. That's my prediction anyway. My current bathroom remodeling contractor seemed quite surprised that I opted for a clean look void of a decorative band at eye level in our redone shower. This is not to say that I would not have loved a textural,architectural tile perhaps at my ceiling line or even chair rail height if the cost of such high end pieces were not so prohibitive. The mixed tile bands many are adding in their remodeled showers just don't appeal to me. Again, to each his/her own.
 
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I agree, looking at model homes or re-sales lately, and the clean mono-color look is definitely preferable. the mixed tiles with stripes and blobs is too personal.
 
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Originally posted by Charles D:
When I first saw sheet tile in a mix of stone and glass I thought it was really beautiful. Now that I keep seeing all of theses exteremely busy horizontal bands wrapped around so many kitchens, I'm liking them less and less.


For me it just depends. It depends on how much is used, the colors, the context. Like most things, sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it, depending on the exe.cution.
 
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