to grind or not to grind..

Bon22June 20, 2012

I am cutting the glass strips for my backsplash. Should I grind the edges? or just thinset and grout them to the wall...

when making my mosaics, I have always used the grinder on the corners.

Suggestions? thank you!

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silvamae

I am only happy with my projects if the edges are smooth but I think I am in the minority. With a backsplash, I definitely would do something about the edges, either quickly grind, or run a sharpening stone down each edge. You will be cleaning the backsplash and you don't want sharp edges. I know grouting is supposed to solve this but it never quite takes care of all the edges for me, just most of them.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 10:28AM
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Calamity_J

I say definetly grind!!!!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 5:47PM
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Bon22

I am thinking I should.. just realizing that 21 running feet....well, hopefully it'll go fast!
Here is what I'm doing for the backsplash.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 5:59PM
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texaswild

Not I - no way w/I spend all that time grinding. All that flat glass is not gonna stab you after it's grouted. Nice colors.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 8:25AM
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Bon22

Thanks all... counter tops just installed today! Super excited!! and I am anxious to start the backsplash. The thought of grinding is getting fainter... lol

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 10:14PM
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nicethyme

I still don't own a grinder so my answer is obviously,,, no thanks,,, if art became more tedious I'd probably give it up

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 7:49PM
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Bon22

NOT grinding!! lol

Here is the one section, it's up!! I will grout the whole kitchen at the same time..but it's up :)

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 6:13PM
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Bon22

PS.. I'm thinking a charcoal/grey grout.. (not white). any thoughts??

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 6:17PM
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silvamae

It looks fabulous! I vote for charcoal for a grout.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 7:29PM
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texaswild

Ditto what SILVA said. Looks great.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 7:46AM
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mic111

Very pretty! Can't wait to see it when it is done.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 8:21PM
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oldcrafty

Looks great! Please post finished pics, anxious to see it all done.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 3:23PM
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Bon22

charcoal grout!! looks fantastic!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 3:49PM
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silvamae

That is gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 9:15AM
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iowajojo

Oh man that looks great. I want to do a backspash but no money for tiles. I do however have tons of SG. May I ask you what you used to adhere them to the wall? So great looking....and I love your choice of grout color!
Thanks, Jo

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 7:59PM
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mic111

Very pretty! Do you have a picture of your whole kitchen? I'd love to see the other elements. The charcoal grout looks great!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 8:04PM
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Bon22

iowajo.. thanks!! I used thinset (white), they have one for glass. and then I used unsanded grout.

I will post final pics next week :)

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 8:42PM
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iowajojo

Thanks....can't wait for final pics!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 12:27AM
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