I was at Home Depot yesterday to pick up some supplies. Twice I passed this pushcart full of 12x12 tiles up by the front. Well, despite the neverending list of projects - tiling has never been one of them. So I didn't even glance down as I passed it.
But when I happened to go by the third time, I actually looked down and saw, not ceramic tiles priced at $1/sq.ft. like I had previously assumed - but granite. That's right - granite tiles for $1 a sq. ft.
It looked like they were selling off remnants or odd packages. They only had two packs of the granite - everything else looked like other high-end stone like slate. But the granite caught my eye - so pretty. It really only took me a second to go from "Huh?" to "Done deal!" and I was loading them in my cart. Nevermind that they only had 10 sq. ft. which isn't enough to do our countertops, or a complete bathroom project. I'll think of somewhere to use them.
Here's the color - Golden Garnet. I liked that it is pretty neutral colored so it will work well wherever it finds a home.
Sells for $84.55 a case. Total score!
When I was checking out, the cashier wasn't sure how to ring them up because they didn't have a bar scan. So he called over his manager, who proceeded to try and give me all 10 sq. ft. for $2 because she thought it was $1/pack. But I have a strong honesty streak and ridiculously spoke up that it should be $10. Because it's still a good deal. The $2 would have just been a better story.
Could there be a kitchen island in the works? Or a new shower surround? This one is going to be on the backburner for a LONG time - so I'm not rushing to decide.