When tiling your kitchen countertops there are several options to consider. Prior to Lazy Granite people would have to use 12″ x 12″ tiles to cover their counters, but now we have several options that provide far less grout lines. So now we just need to determine which is the better option for our home, Lazy Tiles or Bullnose / 18″ x 21″ tiles? Below are the pros and cons of each method…
Lazy Tiles are considered ‘Mini Slabs’ and can be listed as ‘Slab Granite’ on a home listing. They are one large tile that measures 18″ wide, 24″ deep, and they have a 1″ bullnose overhang on the front edge. The main benefit of using Lazy Tiles instead of smaller tiles is the smaller number of seams. With the Lazy Tiles you will only have 1 seam every 18″ as opposed to something like 12″ x 12″ tiles where the seams are literally everywhere. With lazy Tiles you get the look and feel of slab granite for the price of tile!
Bullnose & 18″ x 21″ Tiles
Pairing our bullnose edge tiles with an 18″ x 21″ tile is another great alternative to using 12″ x 12″ tiles. The main benefit of using 18″ x 21″ tiles paired with a 3″ x 24″ bullnose edge tile instead of the Lazy Tiles mentioned above is the cost. The Lazy Tiles are roughly 10% more expensive per square foot, however you do eliminate the seam created by pairing the bullnose and 18″ x 21″ tiles. Both are great improvements over the traditional 12″ x 12″ tiles and are a far less costly alternative to using slab granite.