Initially there was flagstone in the front entry and fireplace in the living room. Their vision was to get rid of the 60's vibe and bring in a more modern look with a warmer feel. Coming in to this type of situation where the flagstone isn't easy to remove, we had to go over it.
They chose very large ceramic tiles and weren't wanting a trim, therefore I had to miter all of the corners. Mitering is where you cut the corners at a 45 degree angle which gives it a very clean, precise edge and a modern, tight feel with extremely small grout joints.
I love the way it turned out!
The carpenter is coming back to put a wood cap on the top to match the fireplace mantle. It all looked fantastic and my clients were thrilled. It's amazing how much adding updated tile can change the entire look and feel of your home.