Happy 24th birthday to me! OK, now that that's out of the way, I can tell you that I made yet another math mistake. But this one actually worked out in my favor. I had been doing all that tile calculation from work (naughty, bad me), so the 29 square feet of tile needed for the countertop was just an estimation. Lucky me, in real life it's only 24 (serendipitous, huh?) square feet. That means the expensive tile would cost $460.80, and the cheaper tile would cost $190.80. A difference of $270 between the two.
I told Darwin about the easier-to-clean factor, and he seemed to agree that it might be worth the extra $270. Another bonus is the SubwayTile.com Web site is easier to navigate and easier to order from than American Universal Corp.
But then I looked at the SubwayTile.com edge pieces and found they cost $10.47 each ... which would mean another $376.92. Oh dear. If we got the cushioned-edge American Universal tiles, we could buy any old generic V-shaped edge molding.
So I guess non-authentic it is.