ISO innovative backsplash for vanity

coolbeanswFebruary 14, 2013

Hi Helpful GWers - We're doing a modern MB renovation with a high-gloss grey laminate floating vanity with a blue pearl granite top. I personally don't care for granite backsplashes (seem kind of clunky to me), and wanted to simply have the countertop meet the painted (pale blue) walls. Granite guy says I'll regret it and urges me to put up some kind of backsplash -- perhaps a thinner version of the BP granite, or glass tile. I want it to look sleek and minimalist. Any suggestions on what might fit the bill? TIA

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raehelen

There are lots of sleek subway shaped tiles out there. I wouldn't do the granite BS either. Give the walls an extra coat or two of paint, and don't be in a rush. Of course it took me ~ 3 yrs to find the 'perfect' BS to go with my butterfly blue granite (I'm not recommending waiting that long! LOL)
granite is actually more the colour of the glass tiles than it appears in this photo...:>)

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 5:01PM
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live_wire_oak

Plain Starfire sheet glass over your paint would give you the minimalist look and preserve the paint color as well. You don't want the regular greenish tint glass though. You want the low iron super clear.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 6:18PM
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coolbeansw

The manager at my local Benjamin Moore said to apply two coats of primer and then two coats of paint for optimal protection for the walls around the vanity. I'm going to give it a go without a backsplash. Think it will work??

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 8:53PM
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hosenemesis

Yes, if you don't splash a lot of water on the back wall. Or if you do, just dry it off when you're done.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 12:28AM
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